Local notebook computer and mobile phone producers are starting to feel the pinch of parts shortages and shipment delays resulting from Japan's earthquake. The result has been higher prices for some components, say IT vendors.
Manufacturers of hard-disk drives, meanwhile, say electricity shortages in Japan are also affecting the production of some of the components they need.
Production of three new models in the Xperia handset line has been directly affected by supply problems in Japan, said Ittipol Pantupongse, product group manager of Sony Ericsson Thailand.
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