The baseband, processor and display were the most expensive component parts of a smartphone, but have shown decrease in price over 2010, primarily due to the increase production and market share of smartphone.
Japan produces 15-20% of the world’s electronics and as a result of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and uncertainty of an upcoming short supply, DRAM and NAND memory were affected.
According to DRAMeXchange, also a TrendForce research division, the average selling price of mainstream NAND Flash increased 5 to 15 percent in March. With increasing Number of Smartphone adopting embedded NAND Flash memory.
According to SmartMobix’s survey production of mobile devices should not be affected unless the production of key components in Japan was halt for over 1 or 2 months.