Just one part missing from an electronics device can halts its entire production, hence the ongoing concern about supplies of components from disaster-hit Japan. Base materials, such as the availability of silicon wafers from which chips are cut, have also been a focus and analysts at IHS iSuppli on Friday even fretted about the effect of possible shortages of hydrogen peroxide (molecules pictured), better known as bleach, for cleaning purposes. Read more
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