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Submission + - Japanese Chip Shutdown Causing Shortages (smartertechnology.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Japan's natural disasters and nuclear crisis have already caused silicon wafer shortages that are rippling through the global supply chain of semiconductors for everything from your garden variety PC to the biggest Google server farm:

'The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have shut down 25 percent of the global semiconductor raw materials production, threatening to cause shortages and price hikes in everything from smartphones to supercomputers...'

Intel and Qualcomm are countering that they have stockpiles and alternative manufacturing plants that can pick up the slack, but dozens of other electronics makers require critical components only manufactured in Japan, including the Apple's iPad-2!

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Japanese Chip Shutdown Causing Shortages

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