The event that caused the scare? A 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near the city of Tainan—a special municipality in Southern Taiwan—on February 6, 2016.
Few people realize how critical Taiwan is in both industrial electronics and modern consumer electronics. Case in point: TSMC will be the sole supplier of Apple’s A10 processor—to be used in the upcoming iPhone 7. TSMC, a bellwether for the Taiwan electronics industry, gave an initial assessment that the impact to wafer shipments would be “less than 1%”. But as the days passed, TSMC has lowered its wafer shipment estimates after a more accurate assessment of the damage is now being realized. The silver lining? The earthquake acted as a sort of functional disaster recovery drill.
By Amy Clark - February 8, 2016
A 6.4-magnitude quake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning local time, killing at least seven and causing widespread structural damage.Read more
By Cameron Gao - February 7, 2018
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Eastern Taiwan on February 6th continues to have aftershocks, with plenty more expected to occur in the days ahead. As of writing, there have been 2 fatalities and 200+ injuries mostly in Hualien City....Read more
By Elementum News Desk - February 7, 2018