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  • Earthquakes in Japan often cause huge damage. They have had strong impacts on the country's electronics industry.

    Last update: Tuesday 21 June 2016 [37 news items]

Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea

Jun 21, 17:43

Japan-based Hoya, which has halted production of photomasks and other products at its Kumamoto plant since April 15 due to damage by earthquakes and an earthquake-induced fire in...

Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake

Apr 18, 22:02

Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region which have been affected by the earthquake of April 14 and subsequent earthquakes.

Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business

Apr 18, 15:12

In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers...

NEC to test earthquake early warning system in Taiwan

Mar 10, 11:35

Japan-based NEC will begin field testing of its in-house-developed earthquake early warning system in Taiwan through cooperation with Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) in September...

Taiwan to mothball No. 4 nuclear power plant

Jun 30, 16:14

The state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will put mothball No. 4 nuclear power plant consisting of two generators located in northeastern Taiwan for three years on July 1, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan has potential demand for UAVs

Jun 29, 21:28

While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment...

Cathode material maker Changs to enter energy storage industry

Nov 4, 21:55

Taiwan-based cathode material maker Changs Ascending Enterprise is cooperating with Japan-based automobile maker Toyota and Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group to enter the energy...

Giga Solar Materials starts construction of PV power plant in Japan

Oct 28, 14:29

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on October 25 began construction of a ground-mounted PV power-generating station with an annual capacity of 17MWp in Fukushima...

Japan earthquake continues to inflate analog IC prices, says IHS iSuppli

Jul 1, 10:08

Supply disruptions spurred by the Japan earthquake are continuing to cause pricing increases for general-purpose analog components that are used in most types of electronic equipment...

Electronics supply chain to fully recover from Japan disaster in 3Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Jun 30, 14:38

With some companies having already recovered from the earthquake in Japan, the entire electronics industry is expected to complete its rebound from the disaster by the end of the...

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...

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Digitimes Insight: Quake will not have serious impact on OLED material supply

Mar 22, 13:51

Japan is an important supplier of upstream OLED materials. Sumitomo Chemical and Showa Denko are the main material producers of polymer-based OLED, and Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui Chemicals...

Quake will not have serious impact on OLED material supply

Supply of LCD upstream materials may become uncertain in 1-2 months, says CMI

Mar 16, 01:50

The supply of upstream materials for flat panel production will sufficient in the short term but may become uncertain in one or two months as the Japan government has started implementing...

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...

Solar wafer maker Danen inks 7-year poly-Si supply agreement with OCI

Mar 16, 01:25

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology on March 15 announced that it has signed a seven-year polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The contract will...

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...

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.

Memory spot prices soar on supply concerns

Mar 15, 11:53

Spot market prices for mainstream MLC NAND flash soared by up to 20% in one day on March 14, while those for DDR3 chips rose about 7%. The prices rallied amid concern that the recent...

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...

Supply of polysilicon facing shortage as Japan implements power brownout

Mar 15, 11:47

With the Japan government implementing power brownout policy on March 14, Japan-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) and silicon wafer makers may be forced to stop their production...

Concern for potential panel shortage raises demand

Mar 15, 11:43

While the Japan earthquake has not brought a significant impact on Taiwan's panel supply chain, Japan makers still dominate supply of key components such as optical films and conductive...

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...

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Japan earthquake: Impact on flat panel industry limited but may affect supply of LCD upstream materials

Mar 14, 16:59

The impact of the Japan earthquake on the flat panel industry is relatively limited as most of Japan's LCD fabs are located in the western Kansai region, according to an estimate...

Japan earthquake: NAND flash supply to tighten

Mar 14, 16:28

Market observers have predicted that NAND flash memory, which is widely used in smartphones, tablets and other digital consumer electronics, will be in tight supply due to supply...

Digitimes Insight: SEH plant suspension may hit global wafer supply chain

Mar 14, 15:52

While the massive tremor that ravaged the northeastern part of Japan did not cause damage to Japan's major production sites for DRAM and flash memory products, it may disrupt the...

DRAM companies stop offering quotes after Japan earthquake

Mar 14, 14:25

Many DRAM chip suppliers reportedly have stopped quoting their chip prices for the spot market segment following the earthquake which hit Japan on March 11. Meanwhile, downstream...

Japan earthquake: Taiwan-based semiconductor companies see clients take precautions against short supply

Mar 14, 14:11

The March 11 earthquake impacted Northeast Japan, which is also the main region of the country's semiconductor supply chain. With Japan-based wafer foundry Shin-Etsu Chemical stopping...

Japan earthquake: Battery cell prices likely to be pushed up, say Taiwan makers

Mar 14, 11:26

Sony's two battery cell factories located in Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, have stopped production in the wake of Friday's earthquake, and this may push up international...

Foundries brace for impact of wafer shortage

Mar 14, 11:25

With the impact of Japan's massive earthquake disrupting production at silicon wafer supplier Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), major pure-play foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Japan earthquake: Elpida says still assessing impact

Mar 14, 10:23

Elpida Memory, Japan's only maker of DRAM, has provided its business status in the wake of the massive earthquake that hit the country, saying that information remains incomplete,...

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