Its been over a week since tragedy struck Japan. Raging waters and quaking earth managed to bring normal life to an abrupt halt.
The lowest low!
Every conceivable sphere of life in Japan was hit by this calamity. What also took a fierce beating has been the technology sector in Japan, that it is known and trusted for in the world market. The tech world is abuzz with roaring concerns over the global supply network being being disrupted; owing to the catastrophe. The most spoken, or the most affected tech being the newly launched iPad 2. Several inputs of the iPad 2 come in from Japan. This includes the battery and flash memory that is used in the iPad 2 to store music and videos.
With the earthquake and the subsequent Tsunami disrupting all transportation systems, problems just began adding onto the woes of Japan. Toshiba Corp., too, which produces NAND memory was one of the companies in Japan which had to shut down, resulting in lower sales. Employees of all Japan based tech companies have been advised to stay indoors, and hence supplies have been weak.
Japan's catastrophe has delayed the sales of the iPad 2 in other nations,too, where it was supposed to go up from the 25th onwards.
Publish date: March 19, 2011 2:31 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:28 pm