According to Reuters, Pace Plc, a global market leader in digital set-top boxes, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has warned that its full-year profits are likely to fall short of internal forecasts as a result of disruption to supply chains from the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, which, among other things, devastated Japanese seaports in March 2011. The news is the latest in a series of reports which have publicised the severe disruption to businesses which rely on components supplied from Japan, in particular electrical components of which Japan is a major manufacturer. These businesses will need to review any supply chain or contingent business interruption insurance to see the extent to which their losses are covered.