Monday 29 January 2024
Companies affected by Ishikawa earthquake to resume production in 1Q24, Murata may need to wait longer
It has been three weeks since the January 1 earthquake in Ishikawa. Rescue and evacuation efforts have mostly concluded, and reconstruction is now underway. Affected electronic component...
Thursday 18 January 2024
COP supply resumption unclear after Noto earthquake in Japan
Zeon, the sole supplier of Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP), a key material in polarizer production, has halted its production lines due to the impact of the earthquake on January 1 in...
Monday 8 January 2024
After earthquake: Toshiba to restart some power semiconductor production lines; Toyota utilizes stocks from other regions
After the earthquake in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, local manufacturers are working to resume operations as quickly as possible. Part of the production lines of Toshiba's power semiconductor...
Thursday 4 January 2024
How much has Japan's electronics supply chain been affected by the earthquake in Ishikawa?
On January 1, 2024, at 4:10 PM local time, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. The epicenter is located in Noto, in the northern part of Ishikawa. Reports...
Wednesday 3 January 2024
Toshiba, Kokusai Electric halt operation after Ishikawa earthquake
Following the Ishikawa earthquake that occurred on January 1, 2024, Japan-based electronics manufacturers are working to evaluate the damages, with some plants halting production,...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Chipmakers see limited impact from recent Japan earthquake
A massive earthquake rocked the Noto area of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 1, 2024. It was Japan's third most powerful earthquake since 2010. The primary cities hit were...
Monday 19 September 2022
Semiconductor manufacturing not affected by strong earthquake in Taiwan
A Richter 6.8 magnitude scale earthquake and aftershocks hit Taiwan on September 18, but as the epicenter was located off the southeastern coast of the island, semiconductor manufacturing...
Friday 18 March 2022
Renesas halts operation at Japan plants after earthquake
Japan-based automotive chip vendor Renesas has suspended operations at two semiconductor plants and partially stopped output at a third in Japan after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck...
Friday 18 March 2022
Kioxia halts part of production lines at 3D NAND flash fab due to quake
A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on March 16, prompting some companies, such as Kioxia, to halt production. The memory chip vendor has suspended part of its production...
Thursday 1 April 2021
Symroc expands from earthquake prediction applications to industrial risk control solutions
Natural disasters represent a major threat to infrastructure, industries, and human civilization. That is why the scientific and technological communities have always paid close attention...
Tuesday 23 February 2021
IDMs may evaluate more outsourcing
IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Thursday 17 December 2020
LCD panel shortage worsening, says AUO chairman
The shortage of LCD panels has worsend after a strong earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan and a power outage hit glass substate supplier Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) in Japan recently,...
Monday 23 September 2019
NARLabs developing 3D earthquake impact simulation platform
The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering under government-sponsored the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) has disclosed it is developing a 3D smart...
Monday 22 April 2019
AUO shipments to remain normal despite minor earthquake damage
AU Optronics (AUO) has reported that it is realigning production capacity to maintain its shipment schedules after a minor portion of the production equipment at L6B 6G fab in Longtan,...
Friday 7 September 2018
Sumco halts production after quake hits Hokkaido
Semiconductor silicon wafer provider Sumco has suspended production at its local plant in Hokkaido, Japan where a magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit on September 6 causing landslides and...
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