SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Ongoing flooding in Thailand has forced the closure of a second facility subcontracted by Microsemi Corp,, the company said Wednesday (Oct. 26).
Microsemi (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) said it closed a second facility just outside of the Thai capital of Bangkok. It is believed to be a test and assembly facility.
"With two of our subcontracted facilities in Thailand now shut down, we expect there will be some revenue effect in the current quarter and to a lesser extent the ensuing two to three quarters beyond," said James Peterson, Microsemi's president and CEO, in a statement. "We remain focused on the safety of our team and the community as we are working on a recovery plan to identify solutions that ensure our customers' needs are met as soon as is safe and practicable."
Microsemi said earlier this month that flooding forced the closure of a subcontracted manufacturing facilities located in the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, Thailand. That facility remains inoperative, with wafer levels there remaining high, Microsemi said Wednesday.
Microsemi said it is in the process of evaluating the revenue effect on the December quarter. The Ayutthaya and Bangkok facilities together can account for as much as 5 percent of the company's total quarterly revenues, Microsemi said.
Rampant flooding in Thailand over the past several weeks has claimed the lives of more than 350 people and caused numerous manufacturing facilities to close in several parts of the country.
It seems that the world is to face the shortages in the semiconductor devices supplies as just before few months it was Japan Semi industries affected due to natural calamities and now it is Thai industries.
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