When the chips are down: How the semiconductor industry is dealing with a worldwide shortage

A confluence of problems led to the semiconductor chip shortage Image: Reuters/Lim Huey Teng

Aaron Aboagye

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Ondrej Burkacky

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Abhijit Mahindroo

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Bill Wiseman

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company


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