Drie weken na de (eerst) aardbeving in Taiwan maakt EBN Online de schade op. Geschat wordt dat de Taiwanese halfgeleiderindustrie door de aardbevingen in totaal 300 miljoen dollar heeft verloren:
Taiwan is still experiencing noticeable aftershocks, even weeks after the quake, attendees said. Taiwan's Institute of Economic Research said that the quake, estimated at 7.3 on the Richter scale, cut 0.1% out of the region's GNP. Hsinchu's Science Park suffered an estimated $240 million in damages, while losses to the semiconductor industry stand at about $300 million.
[...] "Next year, we anticipate greater demand than supply," Ryde said. "There will be shortages next year, so the current demand picture looks very strong for next year. There's a fair number of assumptions around that. First, the significant impact on memory prices has not been fully comprehended, as well as the impact on our customers. I would imagine there will be price increases in the industry...although maybe the constant price erosion on microprocessors will stop."