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Battery shortage could hurt small PC vendors, says Quanta
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 29 April 2008 12:10

 Top 10 laptop vendors are unlikely to be unaffected by the shortage of batteries and other components, but smaller PC vendors could feel the pinch

By Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service
April 29, 2008

A shortage of batteries and other components could hurt smaller PC vendors, although the top 10 vendors are unlikely to be unaffected, the world's largest contract laptop manufacturer said Tuesday. Taiwan's Quanta Computer forecasts that the supply of lithium-ion batteries for laptop PCs will remain strained for the next few months, following a fire at a battery factory belonging to South Korea's LG Chem in March. Production at the affected factory is slated to begin again in a few months. [Comments...]


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