The Japanese quake and tsunami have knocked out 25% of global production of silicon wafers,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Japanese quake and tsunami have knocked out 25% of global production of silicon wafers, according to iSuppli, warning that suspension of operations at the Shin-Etsu and MEMC's (WFR) Utsunomiya plants “could have wide-ranging implications” for global chip production. Semiconductor ETFs: XSD, SMH, PSI.