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Japan earthquake
Earthquakes in Japan often cause huge damage. They have had strong impacts on the country's electronics industry.
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Tuesday 21 June 2016
Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea
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...
Monday 18 April 2016
Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake
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.
Monday 18 April 2016
Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business
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...
Thursday 10 March 2016
NEC to test earthquake early warning system in Taiwan
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...
Tuesday 30 June 2015
Taiwan to mothball No. 4 nuclear power plant
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...
Monday 29 June 2015
Digitimes Research: Japan has potential demand for UAVs
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...
Monday 4 November 2013
Cathode material maker Changs to enter energy storage industry
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...
Monday 28 October 2013
Giga Solar Materials starts construction of PV power plant in Japan
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...
Friday 1 July 2011
Japan earthquake continues to inflate analog IC prices, says IHS iSuppli
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...
Thursday 30 June 2011
Electronics supply chain to fully recover from Japan disaster in 3Q11, says IHS iSuppli
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...
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake impact on IC packaging industry
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...
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Digitimes Insight: Quake will not have serious impact on OLED material supply
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...
Sunday 20 March 2011
Status updates of IT firms possibly affected by Japan earthquake
Operations at most of Sony's earthquake-damaged plants remained suspended as of March 17.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
How to help Japan
Media outlets worldwide are offering advice on various ways readers can provide support to the growing crisis in Japan. The href="http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-how-to-help/"...
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Supply of LCD upstream materials may become uncertain in 1-2 months, says CMI
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...