The BBC and others, some citing Tokyo-based Sony spokesman Yasuhiro Okada, are reporting this morning that Sony says it is postponing production of its new A77, A65, and NEX-7 cameras due to supply and production interruptions in Thailand, a result of the extensive flooding there.
The market for computer hard drives will also be affected, as Toshiba, Seagate, and Western Digital all have substantial production in Thailand that have been disrupted. Western Digital has 60% of its production in Thailand and estimates that it will need several quarters to recover.
The BBC quotes Tim Cook, the new CEO of Apple Computer, who said on Tuesday he is "virtually certain there will be an overall industry shortage of disk drives."
(Thanks to Dave Wilson)
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