Recent Taiwan earthquake impact larger than expected
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Damage to Fab 14 may affect iPhone 7 production

A recent 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the southern Taiwan region that killed at least 116 people was originally expected to have a less than 1 percent impact on semiconductor manufacturing in the region. TSMC now expects to have an impact above 1 percent, according to an updated report from DigiTimes.

Wearable devices could be a dead end
Published in Wearables


Not enough interest

While Intel and Apple are touting the Internet of Things as the next big thing, it is starting to look like the numbers will be too small to attract the necessary economies of scale. 

Nintendo roadmap for 2016
Published in Games


Wii everywhere

Nintendo has leaked the timeline of its 2016 launch of its next-generation games console and asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October.

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Finds 'inadequate practices'