Southern Japan has actually been hit by two severe earthquakes in a matter of days, and those back-to-back disasters may have a considerable effect on the tech market. To begin with, Sony has temporarily shut down factories making smartphone video camera sensing units in Kumamoto and Nagasaki over issues of possible damage. The company has some inventory in order to help weather the storm, but it will not have an upgrade till April 18th at the earliest. Any extended downtime could be a problem for the mobile world– a few of the greatest phone makers (including Apple) count on Sony’s sensing units, and any substantial snarls could injure their ability to develop phones.
It should be noted that Sony is the only one impacted. Other electronics firms are comprehended to be halting production, and the Japanese vehicle industry is taking its own significant blow. Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota have all needed to stop productions at plants making everything from in-car displays (in Mitsubishi’s case) to total vehicles. Even automobile chip maker Renesas has actually had to put assembly on hold. All told, the quakes might have a causal sequence (however quick) that reaches well beyond Japan.