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3/18/2011 11:52 AM EDT
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Neo10   3/21/2011 2:18:35 AM
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I believe while it may cause a short supply in the immediate short term the other Fabs would ramp up production and even some fab work might be outsourced depending on library support and cost effectiveness. But the worry is how it might affect the consumer market which is sensitive even to supply variations of a couple of months. It would certainly give some unaffected suppliers a good deal of bonus revenue in these time when the cost escalates.

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t.alex   3/19/2011 2:23:00 PM
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Perhaps after this disaster, Japanese companies will start to have strategies to offshore some production plant to foreign countries to avoid future risks again.

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goafrit   3/18/2011 10:13:54 PM
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Junko: our love to your country and people. We wish Japan quick recovery and blessings. A good people and we pray that God will help rebuild Japan. on micro-controllers, I think the risk model across the globe is being reassessed based on what natural disasters can do. I am just confused how a mortal will wake up the next day and decide to rebuild. But the human spirit is beyond silicon.

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junko.yoshida   3/18/2011 8:07:13 PM
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good point...and yet, it appears nobody, even those living in quake-prone areas, appears to have imagined his country is hit by a disaster of this magnitude. I am particularly interested in learning how those running production lines are dealing with lack or power, or rolling blackouts.

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Robotics Developer   3/18/2011 6:36:52 PM
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It is indeed a sad day for the Japanese and helps others realize just how small and connected the world really is. What I am most interested in is: what steps will be needed to ensure that another disaster does not cause massive disruptions in the production of ICs (whether in Japan or elsewhere)? I would hope that both the IC and production manufactures would be looking ahead..

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