Potential Component Shortage For Sony After Three-Day IC Component Factory

Sony could run into component shortages after there was a devastating three-day fire at the Japanese high-end IC components factory AKM Semiconductor:

“A devastating three-day fire which broke out on October 20 at Japanese high-end IC components factory, AKM Semiconductor, is reported to be having serious ongoing supply impacts for several camera manufacturers.

The AKM Nobeoka fire burned uncontrolled for three days, destroying the factory. The impact across the audio and broader consumer electronics industry – including digital camera manufacture – is yet to be fully understood.

Inside Imaging has been told that Canon, Nikon and Sony have already pulled back support for Black Friday promotions ‘as there will be a shortage of stock due to fire in (the) Japan factory,’ according to the source.”

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