Potential component shortage for Canon, Nikon, and Sony after a devastating three-day fire at Japanese high-end IC components factory

Canon, Nikon, and Sony could be facing a potential component shortage after a devastating three-day fire at the Japanese high-end IC components factory AKM Semiconductor:

Update – today Sony confirmed the shortage:

Sony already warns about supply shortage for some camera models

“A devastating three-day fire which broke out on October 20 at Japanese high-end IC components factory, AKM Semiconductor, is reported to be having serious ongoing supply impacts for several camera manufacturers.

The AKM Nobeoka fire burned uncontrolled for three days, destroying the factory. The impact across the audio and broader consumer electronics industry – including digital camera manufacture – is yet to be fully understood.

Inside Imaging has been told that Canon, Nikon and Sony have already pulled back support for Black Friday promotions ‘as there will be a shortage of stock due to fire in (the) Japan factory,’ according to the source.”



Via Inside Imaging

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