Taiwan quake threatens DRAM shakeup

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Taiwan quake threatens DRAM shakeup

The powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan before dawn on Tuesday – measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale and killing more than 1,000 people – may have also put a major crimp in the world’s short-term DRAM supply.

Taiwan firms account for about 12 percent total DRAM production. Analysts fear a shortage is brewing that may send DRAM prices spiraling.

Intel officials also warned of the quake’s possible aftershocks reverberating in the supply of other personal computer components, such as motherboards.

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