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2011-03-29 Hitachi hit hard by quake
The powerful quake has done much harm to Hitachi, seriously damaging seven manufacturing facilities near the Tohoku region and causing its stock price to tumble 15 percent
2011-06-14 Fujitsu announces return to pre-quake capacity
Aided by its "Multi-Fab" strategy and business continuity plan, Fujitsu has achieved full recovery to pre-quake production levels at all of its five plants in the affected Tohoku region.
2011-04-01 Five post-quake scenarios for chip industry
Lower worldwide GDP and electronic system sales, constrained supply, and slightly reduced demand for electronic systems and chips loom on the semiconductor horizon following the Japan quake.
2012-03-26 Excess inventory softens Japan quake impact on LCD panel vendors, market
Japan's limited presence in the global supply chaincombined with excess stockpiles in the channelhelped soften the blow of the manufacturing disruptions caused by the disaster.
2011-03-16 Electronics companies affected by Japan quake, tsunami
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake and a powerful tsunami hit northeast Japan last Friday. The devastation is expected to severely hamper the operations of many electronics companies located in the area.
2011-03-18 Component shortages, price spikes to follow quake
The March 11 Japan earthquake is expected to cause shortages of and price hikes for electronic components such as NAND flash memory, DRAM, MCUs, standard logic, LCD panels and LCD parts and materials.
2008-08-18 Chengdu: back to business after quake
While the May 12 Wenchuan 8 earthquake in Sichuan province caused innumerable injuries and deaths as well as enormous loss of property, Chengduthe capital city of Sichuan province and the center of the electronics industry in western Chinaremained unscathed.
2011-04-08 BT resin output back to pre-quake levels by May
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical is confident it can fully resume production of BT resin for semiconductor package substrates at its own facility and at subsidiary Electrotechno beginning May.
2016-04-19 7.3 quake shakes Japan's IC, auto industries
Japanese manufacturing giants have suspended operations after two powerful earthquakes hit Kumamoto, Japan, last week, causing widespread damage and supply chain disruptions.
2012-03-23 Renesas still dominates MCU market
Renesas' MCU market share slipped to 17.3 percent in 2011 from 17.9 percent in 2010, but remained significantly higher than second-ranked Freescale.
2011-06-14 Renesas moves target date for full supply restoration
Renesas is moving up the target date for full supply restoration of their fabs to the end of September, one month ahead of the previously announced goal.
2006-07-31 Dispersion chip warms up new 10GbE form factor
Quake Technologies Inc. may be the first signal-conditioning company to bypass an XFP module solution completely in favor of SFP+.
2006-08-08 AMCC to acquire 10GbE PHY developer
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quake Technologies Inc.
2006-08-29 AMCC acquires 10GbE developer
Applied Micro Circuits has completed the acquisition of Quake Technologies, a developer of 10GbE PHY technologies.
2011-04-12 TSMC posts 14% sales growth in March
TSMC's March consolidated sales rose 14.1 percent from February and 16.9 percent from a year ago, suggesting that the recent Japan quake has had no serious short-term effect on the foundry's sales.
2011-04-08 TSMC chief tackles 7 points in keynote
Morris Chang discusses key points concerning TSMC and the industry, among them, the Japan quake's impact on the IC business, industry growth drivers, and TSMC's 28nm, 3D chip and 450mm efforts.
2011-03-22 Supply chain disruptions seen for iPad 2
Since the iPad 2 uses several Japan-made components, logistical issues hounding quake-affected Japanese firms could impact delivery of these components.
2011-06-28 Japan: Land of the rising silence
Junko Yoshida describes how the Japanese, after the March 11 quake, are great at setting, communicating and achieving goals but are afraid to face the issues that require more complicated solutions.
2011-04-07 IC units rise, billings and ASPs fall, says VLSI
VLSI Research says the IC supply chain appears stable after the Japan quake, reporting no IC shortages, an increase in IC units, and only slight drops in ASPs and IC billings.
2011-04-13 Aftershock stops production at several Japan fabs
Fujitsu, Renesas, Sony, Elpida, Toshiba, Nikon and Tokyo Electron were among the companies reported to have suspended operations following the 7.1-magnitude quake that shook Japan on April 7.
2011-07-13 7.0 magnitude aftershock rocks Japan
The northeastern region of Japan experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on July 10. The quake is believed to be an aftershock of the March 11 earthquake that devastated the region earlier this year.
2006-06-14 Tremor hits Japan, hardly damages local fabs
Elpida, Sony and Toshiba, which have semiconductor operations in the areas hit by a Japan earthquake, reported almost no damage to their operations.
2010-03-25 Toshiba sets up NAND flash fab in Japan
Toshiba Corp. it set to start construction of new a fabrication facility on a site next to Yokkaichi Operations, its memory production facility in Mie Prefecture, in July.
2011-03-17 Toshiba heeds call to save power, closes units
Responding to calls to save electricity, Toshiba temporarily halts operations at production and business premises where TEPCO plans rolling blackouts.
2011-03-17 TI Japan fabs down
Production at TI's earthquake-damaged Miho, Japan fab will be restarted in stages, beginning with several lines in May, with full production by July at the earliest.
2011-10-26 Thai floods cause chain reaction in market supply
Thailand's floods have forced some HDD manufacturers to temporarily cease their operations. This is seen to affect not only the HDD market supply but the PC market as well.
2011-06-30 Taiwan to get 16% share of 2011 PV cells market
According to PIDA, Taiwan will beat the share of its rivals this year with 16 percent of the global market.
2011-03-22 Supply issues trigger panic buying among OEMs
Electronic distributors have noted increased orders from OEM customers who are all making sure they have enough inventory on hand to keep them going despite supply disruptions.
2011-11-17 Sluggish growth for power management ICs
Japan's March earthquake and the slow consumer spending have impacted the growth of the power management semiconductor market.
2005-09-30 Sanyo to cut 10,000 jobs by January, lowers forecast
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd will accelerate its three-year revitalization project by cutting 10,000 jobs by January 2006, two-thirds of the 15,000 job cuts originally planned to take place by fiscal 2007.
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