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Analysts: Japanese Earthquake to Impact Component Supply and Pricing
Tech Business
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 17:38

From X-bit Labs:

The Japan earthquake and tsunami could result in significant shortages of certain electronic components, potentially causing pricing for these devices to increase dramatically, according to IHS iSuppli.

While there are few reports of actual damage at electronic production facilities, impacts on the transportation and power infrastructure will result in disruptions of supply, resulting in the short supply and rising prices. Components impacted will include NAND flash memory, dynamic random access memory (DRAM), microcontrollers, standard logic, liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels, and LCD parts and materials.

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