They got put there because they cut production last year and with the demand for everything else with a chip increased, when they decided they wanted to start production back up, they are no longer a priority. Cell phones/computers/ and so on are getting priority over automobile chips.Unfortunately, the Micro Chip shortage is now projected to continue until mid 2023.
The car makers that would pay Net 90 to these Microchip manufacturers have basically been put on the back burner. That includes Ford and GM. That is their own fault for making the producer wait so long to get paid.
The car makers who have always paid up front/cash etc. Are in better standing. Toyota is in one of the best positions right now.
Ford has thousands of their new Broncos that are sitting in a huge parking lot waiting for "Quality INspection" ...what they are waiting on are some vital micro chips that need to be installed before they head out to dealers. Ford decided to complete the build on them, and park them until they can 100% complete these vehicles.
Problem is, now they have thousands of new vehicles just sitting out in the elements that will be sitting for some time before they make it to the dealers.
Toyota is no longer in the best position, they are cutting production too, the only reason Toyota was in a better position was they had a 60-90 day stockpile of select components, including chips, they mandated having this stockpile after the 2011 earthquake.