Analyst firm DRAMeXchange, which specialises in solid-state memory, reached out to the supply chain and found no evidence of missing shipments. The firm's senior research manager Alan Chen said “there is no module supplier suspending quotes or shipments after knowing this information."
Chen didn't rule out a disruption of some sort, saying “This incident is expected to be resolved immediately with Toshiba quickly ramping up production to lower or fully compensate for the wafer deficit.”
But Toshiba did smack it down: the company's media relations team stated “There is no such a fact that Toshiba Memory's Yokkaichi Operation is suspending its production line as reported in DigiTimes.”
Which will come as a relief to us all, as vendors of servers, PCs, smartphones and myriad other devices have spent 2017 complaining about the extra costs they're currently carrying. Those costs will have hit Reg readers in the pocket one way or another: either you've bought kit at inflated prices, or copped the effects of profits lowered by high component prices
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