Japan Tragedy May Disrupt Manufacturing
Japan makes finished CE products like TVs as well as components such as LCD panels and chips, which it supplies to manufacturers all over the world. The disruption may result in shortages and higher pricing for these products and parts.
Panasonic and Sony are among the manufacturers who have closed factories in the wake of damage and power outages. Rolling power blackouts may keep them idle for some time to come as nuclear power plants operate in crisis mode.
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