By Matt Talhelm, via WRAL 

The global shortage of computer chips is not only delaying delivery of new cars, appliances and electronic gadgets, it’s also affecting the manufacturing industry in North Carolina.

Production at Carolina Electronic Assemblers, in Smithfield, which makes a range of components that go into electronic devices, can grind to a halt if its missing a chip or two.

“There are 62 different parts. If I don’t have one, the product doesn’t work. I can’t build it,” owner Steve Yauch said. “They all have to be here.”

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