The report’s findings show a large number of electronic component manufacturers reporting low to partial impacts to manufacturing facilities with impacts to product lines ranging from ceramic capacitors, transistors and diodes to flash memory and circuit modules. Reported estimates for recovery to full production levels range from a few weeks to several months. A select number of component manufacturers have also reported a high degree of damage to their manufacturing facilities with no concrete time estimates yet given for reaching a full recovery of their production capabilities.
“The human and economic impact due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is quite substantial. We will continue to assess the situation for the next several months to keep our customers and the electronics industry informed of the supply chain issues that are arising due to the situation at hand,” says Omar Ahmad, President & CEO of SiliconExpert Technologies.
To download a free copy of SiliconExpert’s report “Impacts of the Japanese Earthquake on the Electronics Industry”, please visit http://download.siliconexpert.com/mkt/lps/japanearthquake_report/japan_earthquake_report_2011.html