I do not know what TSMC's thinking is on this but I think your suggestion is probably right.
However, the situation is still uncertain in Japan. We not yet know how quickly plants, even those with little or no damage, can get out from under rolling electricity black-outs and start to reset their operations. And depending on the nature of technologies used in production restarting operations can take between days and months.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...