Spot prices for flash memory chips used in smartphones and tablets could jump after the Japan...

|By:, SA News Editor
Spot prices for flash memory chips used in smartphones and tablets could jump after the Japan earthquake, but the long-term impact on global supplies likely would be limited. "The spot market tends to react very wildly to any kind of uncertainty or doubt," one analyst says. The quake is expected to impact Sony (SNE -2.3%), although it is too early to determine the extent.