High-tech firms at science parks not affected by quake

June 26, 2002 – Taipei, Taiwan – Major semiconductor companies and other high-tech firms at the two science-based industrial parks in Taiwan were not affected by the strong earthquake yesterday.

Companies operating at Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park in north Taiwan, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp., said its power supply was not disrupted by the quake, according to the Financial Times.

Other unnamed semiconductor companies reported that some of their high-precision instruments moved slighted due to the quake, and those companies had to briefly stop manufacturing operations for adjustments.

Companies at the Tainan Science-based Industrial Park said their production will not be affected since the impact of the quake was rather minor, and in southern part of the island.


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