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Taiwan-based electronics news site Digitimes on Tuesday reported that another area of concern is the production of batteries used in notebook PCs.
Taiwan-based notebook battery makers currently have strong inventories of Japanese-made battery cells, and demand from downstream partners remains relatively week, meaning that the shutdown of Sony's battery cell factories should not have a major impact on supply, Digitimes wrote.
However, it wrote, continuing brownouts and transportation problems could have an impact in the long term on the production of not only Sony, but also Sanyo and Panasonic.
Zewde Yeraswork contributed to this article story.