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[CompWorld] Chip Prices Up due to Situation in Japan

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DRAM and NAND flash memory chip prices are rising, after last week's 9.0 Mw earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and subsequent nuclear meltdown fears. Aside from the quake's terrible human tragedies and the acute damage to the Japanese economy, we also may have to pay more for our computers and gadgets. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fear for the future.
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That sucks, ~35% of the world's NAND flash memory is/was produced there. Like SSD's weren't expensive enough already.. (pretty sure this is the memory type used on SSD's)

A bit of ram production there as well, but Ram is already overly abundant and prices slashed, so this could maybe normalize it.
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Is it just me, or does it seem like the Earth is trying to make us miserable?
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Well it's no surprise.

When a country is hit by a disaster and they produce(d) resources, obviously prices will go up.

But now we know what is going to go up.
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Is it just me, or does it seem like the Earth is trying to make us miserable?
Seriously... so far the 21st century has been terrible in terms of disasters/wars.
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Figures - since like everything else, the speculators will crank the price up far in advance of us getting the affected goods. Besides, I don't think the affected area was big for chip plants - though the lack of electricity will really hamper production.
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Hopefully this will give incentive for companies to start up manufacturing firms. That way when Japan recovers we can compound its production with the new firms!
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Is it just me, or does it seem like the Earth is trying to make us miserable?
BP oil spill and the recent nuclear radiation situation is our fault IMO, the earthquakes..Not so much.
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