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Strong Taiwan quake appears to have little effect on chip industry

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 8, 2016.

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    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan on Saturday morning local time, prompting concerns that local semiconductor manufacturing plants would be affected. However, although major chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reported damage, the company said it could make up any lost production.

    The earthquake struck at 3:57 am local time, according to the U.S. Geological Service, about 30 miles away from Tainan in southern Taiwan. There, the earthquake collapsed an apartment building, killing two. Reuters also reported that more than 100 injuries were due to the quake, as buildings canted at odd angles after being knocked askew.

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