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El gráfico muestra las áreas afectadas por el terremoto y plantas de fábricación de semiconductores.
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Terremoto de mayor intensidad en Taiwán en 25 años

By Phil Bainbridge

April 3, 2024 - Un sismo de magnitud 7,4 sacudió la costa oriental de Taiwán, derribandomás de dos decenas de edificios y desencadenando alertas de tsunami en Japón y las Filipinas.

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.

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