We’ve noticed this over the past week. Have a number of new orders, and suddenly, memory is hard to find. And prices have jumped dramatically.
We do just-in-time builds, we tend to keep inventory down.
Global supply and demand folks, the economy is operating as it should. When you have shortages, pricing rises through channel to market. There is little we can do about this. We have some memory supply (the parts giving us issues now), and CPUs aren’t a problem. I do expect some disk drive issues soon, and possibly some Flash shortages (all with components from Japan as well as other locations).