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[CNN] Japan Quake May Hit Memory Supply

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Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20...#ixzz1GXIa0osA



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Over 40 percent of the world's NAND flash and roughly 15 percent of the world's DRAM are manufactured in Japan, according to a report released today by Objective Analysis, a firm that does semiconductor-related market research.
SSD prices are probably going to go up in the short term... RAM prices might go up a bit as well.
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Heh, you know you're on a computer forum when...

In all seriousness, I hope they can recover quickly and I wish them the best.
    
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The impact might be from the rolling blackouts since the country cannot generate enough power right now. That is why I'm sending out a care package to my wife's family to help out. Batteries and other items are in very short supply.
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Will this affect our high quality Japanese capacitors?
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omg time to go out and buy those SSD and DDR3 sticks i've been holding off for XD
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post #6 of 48
So order all the stuff you want now, increase Demand as supply falls. Sounds like a success story
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post #7 of 48
Newegg RAM deal cutoff in 3...2...1....
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Sounds like a great time to do a ground breaking on a memory factory here in the US. What do you think. Motorola.. Can you handle it. Intel. Are you up for it. produce ddr4 for the next gen computers, Hire undocumented workers and then deport them after you get on your feet..
    
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post #9 of 48
Any excuse to drive prices up. A few years ago they drove prices to new heights after the quake in Taiwan, even though they're all manufactured in mainland China.
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This is the least of our problems....
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