Digitimes are reporting that there's going to be a shortfall of components for large tablets in the next few months.
The market had originally expected the tight supply of components and key materials caused by the Japan earthquake will ease in May. Contrary to the expectations, the crisis of the possible interruption of the supply chain now is likely to emerge in the second half of May, indicated the sources.
I've already found the first victim. I've been told that the E-Fun Next4 Android tablet has been suspended. The supply of 10" 4:3 touchscreen components is so limited that E-Fun can't get enough for a production run.
And if this is already a problem now, chances are it will only get worse.
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