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 تايوان تتعرض لأقوى زلزال منذ 25 عاما infographic
Graphic shows quake-hit areas, and semiconductor fabrication plants.


تايوان تتعرض لأقوى زلزال منذ 25 عاما

By Phil Bainbridge

April 3, 2024 - ضرب زلزال بقوة 7.4 درجات الساحل الشرقي لتايوان، مما أدى إلى سقوط أكثر من عشرين مبنى ودفع السلطات إلى إصدار تحذيرات من تسونامي.

Semiconductor giant TSMC and other local competitors evacuated fabrication plants amid fears that the quake could hit global supplies. The factories are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; a single vibration can destroy entire batches of the precision-made chips.

Taiwan dominates the global production of advanced semiconductors and despite expansion projects in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, following Covid shutdowns that affected production of everything from cars to iPhones, fabrication remains centred on the island.

PUBLISHED: 03/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News