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prices will remain high until 2014 thanks to long-term agreements between computer makers and hard drive makers

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RE: Good times
By Etsp on 6/11/2012 11:09:48 AM , Rating: 2
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I imagine the HDD manufacturers are looking at this as a lesson learned.
My understanding of it is the HDD manufacturers need the Rare Earth Metals that China has severely reduced exports on (for the raw materials).

If you want to manufacture something that uses them, it either needs to be made in Taiwan or China (China has a special exception allowing export of RE metals to Taiwan for the purpose of manufacture). I don't think the HDD companies are entirely to blame here...


RE: Good times
By lagomorpha on 6/11/2012 8:15:04 PM , Rating: 2
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(China has a special exception allowing export of RE metals to Taiwan for the purpose of manufacture)


One is left to wonder if that is because of diplomatic relations or because China refuses to do anything that might suggest they acknowledge that Taiwan is a separate nation...


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