In times of trouble all kinds of unique partnerships take shape, like the relationship we’re seeing now between automotive and semiconductor companies. The Wall Street Journal reports the two industries are bonding over the shortage, looking for ways to address it. Also, as semiconductors become a more prominent material used in cars, automakers are recognizing the need to work more closely with these tech companies. “We need you, and you need us,” Intel Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger said Tuesday at an auto show in Munich. “This is a symbiotic future that we are off innovating and supplying as the automobile becomes a computer with tires.”