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Why smartphones and tablets could get more expensive

9 September 2013 Last updated at 11:36 BST

Your new smartphone or tablet could cost more in the coming months with the recent rocketing in price of the memory chips they rely on.

DRAM semiconductors rose 16% after a fire damaged the factory of the world's biggest producer SK Hynix.

The company said on Sunday it had partially resumed operations at its Chinese plant, which produces almost 15% of global DRAM chips.

Speaking to BBC World, Technology Analyst Chris Green explained how "any disruption that lasts for more than just a few days can have a massive impact".