Largan and GESO unaffected by earthquake; PCB makers assessing impacts

Janet Kang, Taipei, DIGITIMES Asia 0

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A significant earthquake was felt across Taiwan, with a magnitude of 4-5 in the north of Hsinchu and approximately 4 in Taichung.

The highest intensity recorded was 6, centered in Taichung. Leading optoelectronics companies Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) reported that their production capacities remain unaffected and their production lines are operating normally. They stated that any significant impacts in the coming days will be announced on TWSE's Market Observation Post System.

Additionally, Unimicron, a leading PCB and IC substrate manufacturer, stated that the extent of their losses is still being assessed. Most PCB factories in Taiwan are expected to be affected to some degree. Following the earthquake, the company initiated emergency evacuations at some of its facilities, with no reported major injuries among its personnel.