Asia And The IT Supply Chain: Could A Link Break?

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Taiwan, like Japan, sits right on the Ring of Fire, and is regularly battered by earthquakes, which in the past have seriously disrupted semiconductor production. The island is also hit by several typhoons every year.

According to IHS, Taiwan is home to the headquarters of producers of:

-- 75 percent of the world's small and medium LCD panels

-- 69 percent of the world's pure-play foundry business

-- 44 percent of the world's display drivers

-- 32 percent of the world's large LCD panels

-- 13 percent of the world's semiconductor supply


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