MCU Manufacturers Will Face Some Challenges After Crisis in Japan

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Summary

Power cuts as a result of the devastation caused by the 11 March 2011 earthquake in Japan could lead to inefficient component production and shortages of key materials. This could affect the microcontroller sector and, in turn, have longer-term implications for the automotive industry.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Event
    • Event Facts
    • Analysis
      • Initial Challenges for MCU Manufacturers
      • Challenges in Other Sectors Will Not Disrupt MCU Production Significantly
      • Light-Vehicle Production Could Suffer If Problems Persist Into April
  • Recommended Reading
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