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The earthquake that struck Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, stands as the most significant seismic event to jolt the nation in a quarter-century. Fortunately, the casualties appear to be minimal compared to the devastating 1999 quake, which claimed over 2000 lives.

Taiwan, a focal point of the recent chip shortage, garnered global attention as it became evident that the island housed the largest wafer manufacturer, TSMC. While TSMC’s facilities endured tremors, most were situated in areas of low impact. With thorough assessment, it is hoped that the wafer fabs will soon reopen, and production will return to normal levels. Notably, TSMC isn’t the sole manufacturer in Taiwan, and some are situated in regions more severely affected by the quake.

This article segments numerous Taiwanese electronics manufacturers based on their proximity to the epicenter and provides updates on their current operational status.

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