The flooding in Thailand has caused many a Sony camera fans to be sad. Sony announced that it will delay the launch of the NEX-7 camera and the Sony Reflex Alpha 65 indefinitely.
This decision was made by the electronics maker when it had to shutdown production at 2 of its units in Thailand.
Sony is not the only one affected though because two of the biggest hard drive makers Seagate and Western Digital also announced possible delays.
The disaster was of course unprecedented and Toshiba also suspended manufacturing of hard disks due to the flooding.
Tim Cook said in an interview on Tuesday that there will possibly be an industry shortage of hard drives and disk drives –affecting Apple’s production as well.
Sony camera fans should not worry though because George Boyd, spokesman for the electronics giant told the BBC that Sony is working very hard towards restoring production.
In the meantime, Boyd said, the company is dealing with this delay by routing production to other production facilities including one in Thailand that was not affected by the floods and is fully operational.
Flood In Thailand Not Receding
The news of the flooding in Thailand has preoccupied the business world due to the delays in production for certain essential products for gadgets. Sony, Toshiba and Apple are all affected by the flooding in the area.
On the ground, the Thai navy are rather busy ferrying people and supplies to those who are cut off due to the flooding. According to reports, this is by far the worst flood experienced in Thailand for decades.
The Thai navy announced recently that the water has not receded in the past week and it may take time for the area to be operational again. The Asia Highway for example is still fully submerged.
Meanwhile, as the Thai government are working towards evacuating affected residents, some inhabitants of the area do not wish to leave their homes for fear that their possessions will get stolen.