A worker is seen at the microwave oven factory of home appliances giant Midea Group in Foshan, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, on April 1, 2021. Photo: Xinhua A worker is seen at the microwave oven factory of home appliances giant Midea Group in Foshan, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, on April 1, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
A worker is seen at the microwave oven factory of home appliances giant Midea Group in Foshan, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, on April 1, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

After hitting carmakers like Tesla and Sony’s PlayStation 5, chip shortages have now spread to China’s vast home appliances industry

  • A global shortage in semiconductors had already disrupted manufacturing at carmakers like Tesla and production of Sony’s PlayStation 5 game consoles
  • The country produces about two-thirds of the world’s air conditioners, televisions and microwave ovens, and about half of refrigerators and washing machines

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A worker is seen at the microwave oven factory of home appliances giant Midea Group in Foshan, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, on April 1, 2021. Photo: Xinhua A worker is seen at the microwave oven factory of home appliances giant Midea Group in Foshan, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, on April 1, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
A worker is seen at the microwave oven factory of home appliances giant Midea Group in Foshan, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, on April 1, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
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