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  • Japan is facing its worst crisis since the end of World War II. The devastating earthquake, tsunami and the threat of a meltdown at a nuclear power plant have not only caused heavy casualties and severe damage, but also distrupted its economy and the global supply chain for many industries.

    Last update: Wednesday 21 March 2012 [137 news items]

DRAM makers hold 1-2 months of wafer inventory

Mar 16, 15:39

DRAM chipmakers currently have one to two months of wafer inventory, industry sources estimate, adding that there should be no interruptions in their supplies between March and April...

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

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...

ODD pick-up heads see no immediate danger of shortage

Mar 15, 15:29

Supply of pick-up heads of PC-use optical disc drives (ODDs) from Japan-based makers, including Sanyo Electric, Sharp and Panasonic, is unlikely to be affected by the March 11 earthquake...

Power shortage halts Sony and Seiko Epson plant operation

Mar 15, 15:25

The earthquake on March 11 has affected the manufacturing operations of Japan-based Sony and Seiko Epson. Sony indicated that it has halted production in six plants, and the SCID...

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...

Sapphire market share forecast, 2011

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,...

Japan earthquake: M.Setek production disrupted, to resume operation in a week, says AUO chairman

Mar 14, 09:49

M.Setek, the Japan-based polycrystalline silicon and solar-grade wafer maker under the AU Optronics (AUO) group, saw production disrupted by the massive earthquake on March 11, but...

Japan earthquake: Acer says supply chain not substantially hit

Mar 14, 09:34

Acer has said that the devastating earthquake in Japan will not bring substantial impact on the company's supply chain.

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