The chip companies, for instance, haven’t been spared the repercussions of the earthquake and the subsequent Tsunami. Toshiba, a recognized brand in the technology industry that makes the flash memory technology used in tablets and smartphones mentioned an increase in chip prices. Also, known brand names like Sony and SanDisk had to stop in their production units for a brief period, as the fear of destruction kept rising.
Sony, however, had moved some manufacturing outside Japan. This proved to be the silver lining for the company, which had to shut down six factories in Japan, owing to the earthquake.