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2012-03-19 Japan's NAND flash rises in the wake of last year's earthquake
One factor was that although Toshiba accounted for 35 percent of global NAND capacity at the time of the disaster, its Yokkaichi facilities were far enough from the epicenter to avoid significant damage.
2010-03-08 Earthquake shakes Taiwan LCD makers, foundries
Several Taiwan vendors have suspended the production of large-sized LCD panels in the Tainan Science Park, due to the earthquake that hit the island.
2004-12-29 Earthquake damage lands Sanyo in the red
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd estimated the cost of earthquake damage at its Niigata semiconductor fab last October at about ?87 billion, or $837 million, further eroding its financial performance in the current quarter.
2004-10-28 Aftershocks from Japan earthquake keep fabs shut down
The strong earthquake that hit central Japan over the weekend has been followed by several strong aftershocks that have prevented several Japanese electronics manufacturers from resuming operations at plants located there.
2011-05-17 TSMC sees no wafer supply disruptions after March quake
Having secured the required prime wafer supply, TSMC maintains the Japan quake and tsunami will have no supply-side impact except on chipmaking equipment.
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.
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.
2011-07-28 TI's quake-damaged fabs resume operations
TI has reported that its Miho and Aizu-wakamatsu fabs have resumed their operations.
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.
2008-05-15 Tech firms assess Chengdu quake impact
Some technology companies with facilities in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan and a major electronics hub, have begun initial assessment of the damage wrought by last Monday's earthquake.
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.
2011-07-04 Supply chain to fully recover from Japan quake by Q3
The electronics industry supply chain is expected to fully recover from the Japan quake by the third quarter, with companies most affected scheduled to restore full shipments by early September.
2011-03-25 Shin-Etsu pleads utilities for power supply
The rolling blackouts implemented by power companies are affecting the operations of Shin-Etsu sites, forcing the plant to remain out of production.
2011-03-24 Rolling blackouts hinder Renesas' restart efforts
Renesas is set to restart manufacturing at four of its five front-end of line wafer fabs and at its back-end factory at Aomori. Rolling blackouts are however hampering its restart activities.
2011-10-05 Renesas vision: Serving the smart society
Renesas President Yasushi Akao's vision for the company is to become a semiconductor firm serving the smart society.
2011-05-24 Renesas eyes return to pre-quake shipment levels by October
Renesas hopes to restore chip shipments to pre-earthquake levels by end-October, particularly by using third-party foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries, and transferring production to other Renesas fabs.
2011-03-17 Quake unlinks fab tool supply chain
The March 11 earthquake in Japan has affected semiconductor equipment companies, prompting supply chain worries in the industry.
2011-03-29 Quake teaches powerful lessons to chip industry
One important lesson to be learned from the Japan quake is that recovery depends on a company's care and efficiency in choosing a site for a fab, and on safety processes currently in place.
2011-03-30 Q2 supply shortage predicted for NAND
DRAMexchange predicts a slump in NAND flash memory bit production, but supply will return to normal soon.
2011-10-04 Professionalism, kizuna restored Renesas after quake
Engineers of Renesas took an open and collaborative approach to rebuilding and restoring the company's Naka facilities.
2011-08-08 Photo gallery: Rebuilding Renesas' Naka fab
The article shows a collection of photos that detail how Renesas and its employees picked up the pieces and rebuilt its fab after the great March 11 earthquake.
2016-03-10 OEMs reduce risks after Taiwan quake
The wake of the recent 6.4 earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, brought the spotlight into risk management planning to avoid supply chain disruptions for global electronics OEMs.
2011-03-17 Most Japan fabs survive 8.9 quake
Although there are few reports of damages on production facilities due to the quake, power shortages may render some of the fabs off line as the country recovers from last week's tragedy.
2011-04-01 Microchip ready to fill MCU supply gap
MCU-maker Microchip is confident it can pick up the slack in the supply chain, saying it has ramped up its fab, assembly and test facilities to churn out bigger quantities of its products.
2011-03-23 MCU production thwarted by Japan quake
MCU production will be severely hampered because of the recent Japan earthquake and the resulting shutdown of damaged wafer fabs such as those of Renesas, TI and two other chipmakers.
2011-03-22 Maxim adjusts to power cuts at partner plant
Maxim is shifting production to other facilities as power outages have affected production at its partner facility, Seiko Epson.
2008-05-14 Major tech firms report minor damage from Chengdu quake
Tech companies Microsoft, Motorola, Intel and Nokia reported minor damages in its Chengdu operations from the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that shook China May 12.
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.
2011-04-29 Japan quake shakes Chinese outsourcing industry
A study conducted by IDC shows that Chinese service outsourcing industry may explore new markets due to Japan's earthquake.
2011-07-25 Japan prioritizes IC industry to accelerate recovery
Databeans believes that because of the growth rate on the semiconductor income for the global market, prioritizing rehabilitation of Japan's semiconductor plants will facilitate economic recovery.
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