Semiconductor Equipment

Taiwan chip manufacturing unaffected by earthquake

28 September 2022

An earthquake shook Taiwan recently at a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale in the Guanshan Township, Taitung County. It was followed by a 6.8 earthquake in Chishang Township, Taitung County.

Despite these powerful natural events, damage to Taiwan’s semiconductor and panel industries appears to be limited.

Nanya Technology said some safety protection devices of certain equipment were triggered by the earthquakes, but production has resumed normal operation and has had no material impact on the company or its facilities.

Thanks to shock-absorbing plant designs inside of the fabs in Taiwan, there have been no reports of substantial factory damage, according to market research firm TrendForce.

Taiwan’s panel industry was also limited by the earthquakes with machinery being slowed or shut down for maintenance during the events. All production lines have resumed operation.

Similarly, the passive component factories in Taiwan remain in normal operation with a steady power supply, TrendForce said.

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