[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/06/lQGxpk.jpg[/newsimage]Japanese companies affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis disaster trifecta which hit northeastern regions of the country in March have slowly but surely taken strides toward rebuilding damaged factories and restoring operations to their former levels. Research experts at IHS iSuppli now believe that even those companies hit the hardest - such as semiconductor providers - will "fully recover" by this year's third quarter. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/all-electronics-companies-to-rebound-from-japanese-earthquake-this-fall-47685/](http://www.myce.com/news/all-electronics-companies-to-rebound-from-japanese-earthquake-this-fall-47685/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Prices are rising not generally due to the supply disruption, but high energy costs. When countries begin taking the world-wide manipulation of energy prices & fuel production seriously these games will stop. Greed and fear cause gasoline prices to rise like a rocket until consumsers decide to say NO to the product and look for alternatives. BIO ethanols are becoming potential market disruptors as long as they can keep their greed (and industry maniuplators) in check. This is where Asia could play a good role in becoming energy independent without nuclear power. Smart grid and smart devices can go a long way to making power needs of the future much less. From 2007 - 2011 there’s been a back-slide in overall power efficiency of electronics. From DVR boxes to Cell Phones-- we’ve seen devices become MORE power hungry and less emphasis on going beyond “GREEN ENERGY” certifications of the past.