A1 : The main parts we are having difficulty in procuring are sound generators (LSIs) used in digital musical instruments. These are custom-made, and we cannot substitute standard types for them. Other parts where we are having procurements difficulties include condensers.
In April, we used the parts we had in our inventories, and there was no major impact, but from May onward, we expect that some models will be affected by the shortage. There are some models where about 50% of production will be affected, including digital pianos, synthesizers, and some of those products where final assembly is carried out overseas. Also, because of the difficulty in procuring parts for AV products, such as controllers and condensers, production may drop to 60% to 70% of former levels for some models in May, June, and subsequent months.