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re: Japan quake: Tracking the status of fabs in wake of disaster
Silicon_Smith   3/15/2011 3:50:10 PM
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Fujitsu seems to have been really impacted badly. No numbers yet, but I am afraid it might really effect their revenue for 2011.

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Luis Sanchez   3/15/2011 8:43:41 PM
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This is a very good note. It's best to know which factories were damaged so that we can take our precautions. If there are some which will take until july the earliest to be ready that's seems to be quite a big damage! You can't help feeling sorry for all the japanese people.

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goafrit   3/16/2011 5:22:02 PM
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I think the whole of Japan GDP will depress. It will be a miracle if this does not trigger domino bankruptcies for many firms.

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docdivakar   3/16/2011 10:50:38 PM
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This is a good article, thanks EE Times! It is good info on the fabs, but I imagine the effects are even more severe on the ancillaries / ecosystem partners of the Semi fabs. Even with minimal damages, I am sure there are building code requirements that limit re-opening of facilities without inspection by professional engineers. Looks like we will be in for a drawn-out recovery phase in Japan. In the mean time this is sure going to have an impact on the availability and pricing of many consumer gadgets and devices. Dr. MP Divakar

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lifewingmate   3/18/2011 3:33:01 PM
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I agree with Dr. Divakar that EE Times did an excellent job on this article providing pertinent details in an overview that spans the entire semiconductor industry in Japan. I send out my thoughts and wishes of full recovery and healing for the people of Japan. I learned quite a bit about Japan's crucial role in providing limited resources and manufacturing facilities to produce some of the world's most desired electronics. Thank you for this report, EETimes! Hopefully, we can all pitch in globally to help them recover quickly.

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$@ru   3/18/2011 9:41:21 AM
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Hope some new locations like India will get a chance to set up fabs. Now its snowing in Japan. Don't play with nature. if it returns the favour we are helpless.

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Sheetal.Pandey   3/31/2011 10:51:41 AM
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Oh my god! so much of loss would have occured to Japan's economy. Loss of people and loss of resources. But Japan is prone to earthquakes right?



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