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Parts deficit hits IBM, others

Parts shortages, a boon to the relatively obscure component industry, are costing manufacturers a bundle.

 

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Parts shortages, a boon to the relatively obscure component industry, are costing manufacturers a bundle.

"If anything, shortages are getting worse."

- Yancey Hai, Delta Electronics vice president

 


Shortages cost IBM $250 million in lost sales
Parts shortages affecting two top-selling computer systems have cost the company $250 million in lost sales in the most recent quarter, according to an internal memo obtained by CNET News.com.

Companies fear no end in sight for component shortages
The intensity and duration of the current parts shortage has put component companies--a relatively obscure industry unknown to most consumers--in a slightly embarrassing but lucrative spotlight.

Micron sees price of memory on the rise
One of the world's leading memory makers confirms that prices are heading higher, at least for the short term, and adds that manufacturing capacity will remain tight through the end of the year.