Flooding in Thailand Disrupts Tech Supply Chain

According to a report published by Forbes, more than 200 factories have been closed due to flooding.

Honda, Microsemi, ON Semiconductor, Hutchinson Technology, Canon, and Western Digital confirmed plant closures at this time, while Nikon, Pioneer, Toyota and Sony reported that either supply disruption or water damage to their facilities has occurred. Seagate said that supply of components for its products will be "constrained" due to the flooding.

There were no details from the tech industry just how severe the supply constraints will be. We know, however, that Toyota produces about 630,000 vehicles (Camry and Corolla models) in its Thai plants - about 8 percent of its production.

Millions of people in Thailand have been affected by the flooding, 281 people were confirmed dead as of Thursday.

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  • AbdullahG
    When it comes to news like this, we should put first the devastation and loss of life before economics. Morals are important.
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  • AbdullahG
    When it comes to news like this, we should put first the devastation and loss of life before economics. Morals are important.
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  • ajvkorn
    ^...it's a tech website...So...I would imagine economics comes first?
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  • AbdullahG
    ajvkorn^...it's a tech website...So...I would imagine economics comes first?

    When it comes to situations like this, I would care more about the human life than economics. Morals and compassion are one of the things that make us humans, not technology and money. I have relatives that live VERY close to Thailand for career purposes, so to me, economic is the least of my worries.
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