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Earthquake, outage likely to disrupt chip supply

Posted On: Dec. 15, 2020 9:30 AM CST

Supply chain risk

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck off Taiwan’s northeastern coast on Dec. 10 disrupted operations of semiconductor manufacturers, Business Korea reported. The earthquake-caused production disruptions at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Nanya Technology Corp., and a power outage at Micron Technology, Inc.’s Taiwan-based factory earlier in December are likely to affect chip supply chain.

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