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Japan supply paralysis spreads as firms cut output

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    Exclamation Japan supply paralysis spreads as firms cut output

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    Japan's grip on the global electronics supply chain is causing particular concern. It produces around a fifth of the world's microchips and exported 7.2 trillion yen ($91.3 billion) worth of electronic parts last year, research from Mirae Asset Securities shows.
    "There are a huge number of little bits of the high-tech food chain which are done nowhere but in Japan," said Sam Perry, senior investment manager of Pictet Japanese Equity Selection Fund. "Nobody else has the quality or the consistency, and in some cases the technology, to do it."
    "Though production has increasingly been outsourced to China, South Korea and other lower-cost markets, there are over 40 factories in Japan producing a significant proportion of the world's PC and smart phone components,"http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110322/...supplychain_12
    Last edited by goldsworthy; 03-23-2011 at 03:38 AM.
    The opinions above are solely those of a 12 year old hacker who has broken into my account, and not those of my employer or any other organization.

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    What I have been saying to get members to plan ahead. I am guessing that we won't feel the real affects of this for another 6 months, or when current supplies are used up. Thanks for posting some proof.

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    I knew this would happen. Its going to be rough for electronics in the next 6-12 months.


 

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