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Motherboard prices to see second wave of increases in May

Mar 31, 01:15

Motherboard prices, affected by upstream component shortages caused by the Japan earthquake, are set to rise for the second time this year after mid-April, according to sources from...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake has no significant impact on touch panel industry

Mar 30, 14:18

Overall supply of touch panel materials has seen limited impact from the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan, as most of the production plants are located in...

Japan major touch panel makers

Taiwan lowers 2011 economic growth due to Japan earthquake

Mar 30, 11:16

Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) on March 29 released an official assessment of the impact of Japan's disaster on Taiwan's economy, indicating that Taiwan's...

TPK sees no material shortages

Mar 29, 16:06

Touch panel solution maker TPK Touch Solutions remains optimistic regarding its business, seeing no impact from the Japan disaster. With 30-45 days of material inventory, TPK does...

Shortage of ITO material and delay of equipment to affect LTPS and AMOLED capacity expansion

Mar 29, 01:40

Supply of ITO materials and NF3 gas is reportedly in shortage due to the Japan earthquake, and shipments for equipment from Nikon and Canon reportedly have been delayed also due to...

Digitimes Insight: Earthquake may impact entry-level OLED applications

Mar 28, 11:09

The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan have not had significant impact on OLED material supply, but may affect entry-level OLED panel applications,...

Damage to Japan-based OLED suppliers

Japan earthquake helps component makers raise prices

Mar 25, 16:36

Taiwan-based upstream component makers have recently been seeing their clients aggressively checking their supply statues and damage from the Japan earthquake in order to secure supplies,...

Digitimes Insight: Sony PS3 supply may run tight due to quake-hit laser diode production

Mar 25, 11:46

The massive earthquake in Japan has impacted the supply chain of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players. Blue laser diodes used in BD players' optical pick-up head units (OPU) are mainly produced...

Sony PS3

Taiwan DRAM makers see supply constraints after July

Mar 25, 01:50

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers have notified their PC clients to be prepared for a possible 50% reduction in their output after July, due to issues relating to upstream material supplies,...

Supply of ODD components unaffected by Japan earthquake

Mar 25, 01:35

The supply of components for optical disc drives (ODDs) for notebooks is unlikely to suffer a shortage due to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan as major Japan-based suppliers...

Japan earthquake impacts auto industry, says IHS

Mar 24, 14:51

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami have impacted the entire automotive industry supply chain in Japan, including the infotainment segment, according to IHS iSuppli. This will have...

PSU maker AcBel saw revenues increase, but gross margin drop in 2010

Mar 24, 01:50

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker AcBel Polytech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$22.08 billion (US$745.82 million) for 2010, up 24.19% on year; however, the company's...

Sony, Nintendo console sales impacted by Japan earthquake

Mar 24, 01:25

Supply of Sony's Blu-ray drive pick-up heads is facing danger of seeing shortages as the plants of Sony Shiraishi Semiconductor, a Blu-ray drive pick-up head manufacturing subsidiary...

Taiwan market: Fujitsu launches new Sandy Bridge notebooks

Mar 24, 01:05

Japan-based notebook vendor Fujitsu has launched several new Intel Sandy Bridge-based notebooks including 15.6-inch LifeBook AH531 and LH531, 17.3-inch LifeBook NH751 in Taiwan; although...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake to affect several major IT industries of Korea

Mar 23, 15:05

The earthquake in Japan will bring a significant impact on South Korea, which heavily depends on Japan for the supply of many components and materials.

Japan earthquake's impact on major Korea IT industries

Digitimes Insight: Sony, Renesas, TI impacted by earthquake for supply of ODD components

Mar 23, 12:12

Sony, Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), among makers of components of optical disc drives (ODDs) in Japan, have suffered the most impact of the large earthquake hitting...

Sony, Renesas, TI impacted by earthquake for supply of ODD components

Sony expects to suspend production plant for high-end models, Foxconn expected to gain orders

Mar 23, 01:45

In addition to the five production plants in the middle to southern part of Japan which will be affect by supply shortages of materials and components caused by the recent earthquake...

No order cancellations from Japan clients, says TSMC chairman

Mar 23, 01:20

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), indicated that though the supply chain was disrupted by the Japan earthquake, clients in Japan have not...

Japan earthquake suspends supply of raw materials used in 25% of global chip production, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 22, 15:00

The Japan earthquake has resulted in the suspension of one-quarter of the global production of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors, according to IHS iSuppli. The 25% reduction...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake impact on IC packaging industry

Mar 22, 14:10

Though several major IC packaging material suppliers have resumed operations at their earthquake-affected plants, there is still growing concern that production will be hampered by...

Global IC packaging production value, 2002-2010

Cal-Comp, Min Aik unaffected by WD-Hitachi GST merger, Japan earthquake

Mar 22, 11:00

Taiwan-based hard disk drive (HDD) component maker Cal-Comp Electronics and its Thailand-based counterpart Min Aik Technology have not been substantially influenced by Western Digital's...

China-based makers of fiber-optic cable foresee impact from Japan earthquake, say Taiwan makers

Mar 22, 02:15

China-based makers of fiber-optic cable used to lay FTTx networks are worried about short supply of optical fiber perform, a prefabricated material, from Japan due to the earthquake...

Taiwan market: Gray import digital cameras seeing increase in price

Mar 22, 01:20

Gray import digital cameras in Taiwan have seen their prices increasing as channel retailers concerned that the Japan's earthquake could cause the digital camera industry to see supply...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake impacts three major fab-tool suppliers

Mar 21, 11:47

Three major Japan-based suppliers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment have suspended operations at several of their plants in the earthquake-ravaged areas with no timeframe for...

Japan lithography tools vendors market share

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake to affect HDD industry

Mar 21, 10:50

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry, already facing challenges from solid state drives (SSDs), cloud computing and limitation of vertical read-write technologies, is expected...

Japan earthquake to affect HDD industry

Japan earthquake prompts Advantech to start stockpiling inventory for 3Q11, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 18, 16:11

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has begun stockpiling inventory due to supply chain disruptions caused by the Japan earthquake, as the company has significant demand...

Japan earthquake to upset LCD TV supply chain

Mar 18, 15:59

The global LCD TV supply chain has been upset by the earthquake in Japan on March 11, and shipments of upstream materials and components for LCD TVs have been hampered.

Digitimes Insight: Earthquake impacts two major Japan LCD stepper makers

Mar 18, 15:50

Looking at TFT LCD equipment supply, although South Korea has improved its own equipment production capability in recent years, it still relies heavily on Japan for PECVD, sputter...

Cannon LCD stepper shipments

Japan earthquake: Impact analysis from Semico

Mar 18, 12:02

Damage reports released in the past few days confirm original assessments, according to Semico Research. There are only a few semiconductor manufacturing fabs that sustained substantial...

Japan earthquake: PCB production in Taiwan unaffected until end-April

Mar 18, 11:18

Most Taiwan-based PCB makers have stated that inventory levels of raw materials stockpiled in their warehouses are currently still at full which will enable them to continue to operate...

Digitimes Insight: Japan digital camera plant shutdown to only have small impact on production

Mar 18, 10:38

Panasonic, Canon and Nikon have temporarily closed their digital camera and component plants in northeastern Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Japan DSC makers manufacturing locations, (including CCD)<br>

Nittobo plant suspension may hit PCB supply chain

Mar 18, 01:40

With Nittobo suspending production at its plants, the global supply of fiber glass yarns used to make PCBs is likely to be reduced, industry sources have speculated.

Nanya says no supply fears

Mar 18, 01:10

There is growing concern that upstream materials and wafer supplies could be limited in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. Nanya Technology, however, does not anticipate any...

Adata sees no supply disruption concerns

Mar 18, 01:00

Memory module firm Adata Technology has adequate inventory and multiple sources for chips, which will help it mitigate potential disruptions caused by the recent earthquake in Japan...

Japan earthquake has little impact on supply of quartz components, say Taiwan makers

Mar 17, 12:12

The supply from upstream quartz component providers including Kyocera and Sumitomo should remain smooth as their plants are mostly far away from the areas of Japan worst-hit by the...

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