Other Asian Electronic Production Regions Face Risk of Japan-scale Disasters

High concentration of technology industries in few countries exposes electronics supply chain to high levels of risk in the face of potential disruptions, IHS iSuppli warns


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El Segundo, CA — April 5, 2011 — IHS iSuppli

Dale Ford



Potential Taiwan Impact



Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. United Microelectronics Corp.



  • 24 percent of total semiconductors
  • 37 percent of display drivers
  • 58 percent of small/medium-sized liquid crystal display (LCD) panels
  • 34 percent of large-sized LCD panels

Potential South Korean Impact



Mike Howard

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Hynix Semiconductor Inc.



  • 59 percent of DRAM
  • 49 percent of data flash memory, also known as NAND flash
  • 27 percent of display driver semiconductors
  • 51 percent of large-sized LCD panels
  • 18 percent of small/medium LCD panels

China Syndrome





IHS iSuppli Figure: Key Asian Electronics Locations

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