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  • Last update: Monday 16 May 2016 [112 news items]

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...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake has little impact on wireless communication industry

Mar 17, 12:04

The earthquake offshore of Japan should have little impact on the wireless communications industry because, unlike in semiconductors and panels, Japan-based companies do not play...

Japan wireless regions

Japan earthquake: Taiwan digital camera industry to see limited short-term impact

Mar 17, 01:55

Taiwan-based digital camera makers Altek and Ability, in response to Japan's earthquake, pointed out that they have already confirmed with their Japan-based upstream CCD suppliers...

NAND flash contract prices rise in 1H March

Mar 17, 01:50

Average contract prices for mainstream 16Gb and 32Gb MLC NAND chips rose 4-5% to US$3.66 and US$5.66, respectively, in the first half of March 2011, according to DRAMeXchange. Meanwhile,...

PC supply chain still has up to 3 months of inventory, says Acer Taiwan president

Mar 17, 01:10

Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin has pointed out that the PC industry's upstream supply chain still has an inventory level of about 2.5-3 months, and therefore will only see limited...

HTC supply chain not impacted by Japan earthquake, says CEO

Mar 16, 16:49

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC's supply chain has not been influenced by the earthquake in Japan, and March-April shipments are on schedule, according to company CEO Peter Chou...

Digitimes Insight: Rolling black-outs to hit Japan-based LCD TV vendors

Mar 16, 16:48

Production of Japan-based major LCD TV vendors such as Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic and Sharp will not be significantly affected by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck...

Japan LCD production

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake raises concern about notebook battery supply

Mar 16, 15:32

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, possible shortages of notebook-use lithium batteries are a concern for the PC sector although global demand for...

Share of battery material market

Upstream ACF supply may be affected by Japan earthquake, says AUO

Mar 16, 14:10

The supply of anisotropic conductive film (ACF) for the production of flat panels is likely to be affected by the earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, but with a month of inventory,...

Sapphire substrate supply unaffected by Japan earthquake, says Epistar

Mar 16, 10:42

The supply of sapphire substrates will not be affected by the Japan earthquake as the facilities of the top-2 Japan-based makers - Kyocera and Namiki - were not damaged by the quake,...

Digitimes Insight: South Korea LED supply chain unaffected by Japan earthquake

Mar 16, 10:22

South Korea's LED supply chain relies on Japan's Kyocera and Namiki for sapphire substrates, and Nichia and Toyoda Gosei for epitaxial wafers, chip packaging and LED phosphor mater...

Japan

Japan-based material suppliers stop taking orders, shipments due to earthquake, say handset component makers

Mar 16, 01:45

Japan-based suppliers of key materials used to make handset components, including BT resin, rolled copper foil and ACF (anisotropic conductive film) have temporarily stopped taking...

Japan earthquake could impact poly-Si quotes for 2Q11

Mar 16, 01:40

Though the recent earthquake offshore of Japan has not caused substantial disruption to the global PV supply chain, industry observers are concerned that contract quotes for poly-Si...

TPK touch panel shipments unaffected by Japan earthquake

Mar 16, 01:15

Touch panel solution maker TPK Touch Solutions has stated that its shipments have not been disrupted by the earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 and its new plant will come online...

MediaTek expects little impact from Japan earthquake

Mar 16, 01:00

IC design house MediaTek on March 15 said that the recent earthquake offshore of Japan will not affect the company's operations. Forecasts of first-quarter revenues remain at NT$19.5-21...

Japan earthquake: Notebook players concerned about battery cell, MLCC, DRAM supplies

Mar 15, 15:22

Taiwan-based notebook makers, after evaluating the damage caused by Japan's earthquake on their upstream supply chain, pointed out that supplies of notebook battery cells and MLCCs...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake impact on semiconductor industry

Mar 15, 14:14

Areas affected by Japan's March 11 earthquake, aftershocks and the quake-triggered tsunamis include the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, Aomori, Yamagata, Iwate and Akita.

Major silicon wafer suppliers, market share 2010

Japan earthquake to impact component supply and pricing, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 15, 13:54

The Japan earthquake and tsunami could result in significant shortages of certain electronic components, potentially causing pricing for these devices to increase dramatically, according...

Japan earthquake damages factories, says TI

Mar 15, 13:35

Texas Instruments (TI) has said that its manufacturing site in Miho, Japan, about 40 miles northwest of Tokyo, suffered substantial damage during the recent earthquake.

Japan earthquake: Toshiba closes down CIS plant; may result in further tightening of supply

Mar 15, 11:51

Toshiba has closed down its plant that produces logic ICs and CMOS image sensors (CIS), including those for handsets, in Iwate, Japan because of the power failure caused by the March...

Japan earthquake: 300MWp PV systems in northeastern region damaged, says IEK

Mar 15, 11:38

The large earthquake and consequent tsunami breaking out in northeastern Japan have destroyed roof- and ground-mounted PV (photovoltaic) systems with total installation capacity of...

Digitimes Insight: Japan quake unlikely to hit global LED supply chain

Mar 15, 11:19

LED players in Japan have been spared major impacts from the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the country, as their plants are mostly far away from the stricken areas...

Sapphire market share forecast, 2011
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