The recent earthquake and tsunami are causing issues with some manufacturers of electronic components. Reuters has identified Toshiba, Sony, Freescale, and Panasonic as manufacturers that have halted or slowed down manufacturing of certain production lines. There are already price hikes on some of these products in the open market. A Toshiba part we were quoted last week at $2.00 is now being quoted at $10.00. See Reuters article for more details.