On August 12th 2015, two massive explosions occurred at a facility in the Port of Tianjin killing over a hundred people and leaving over a hundred others injured. Although it is unclear about what triggered the initial explosion, it was caused by hazardous chemicals held in the facility. Fires from the initial explosions continued to burn causing a domino effect of eight additional explosions on August 15th.
Effects of Tianjin explosions on electronic manufacturers
SiliconExpert collects Country of Origin or COO information from manufacturers. We have identified and aggregated reports from 6 manufacturers that have products manufactured in Tianjin City. We will continue to monitor changes, announcements and update this document relating to the explosions.
Affected- Vishay has a factory that was impacted by the explosion provides back-end manufacturing for a range of packages produced by the Diodes Division.
Not Affected – Tianjin Diodes factory is now fully operational.
Not Affected- AVX’s facilities, neither employees nor its shipping and manufacturing operations were directly affected by the explosion. Click here for more details
Not Affected- Freescale Semiconductor’s Tianjin plant is located outside of Tianjin and is not affected by the explosions.
Not Affected- Fairchild Semiconductor confirmed there are no immediate supply chain impacts, but will continue to monitor the additional recent explosions.
Not Affected- There are no impacts to LiteOn’s Tianjin plant.
Not Affected- Taiwan Semiconductor’s headquarters, factories and supply chains are not impacted. Click here for more details
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