This is the 2nd public service release from VLSIresearch. This one looks at the immediate impact of past disasters to the semiconductor supply chain. Shows monthly effects — even for disasters where >50% of capacity was taken out. Examines deviations in prices, unit shipments, and billings in the 12 months before the disaster and and the 12 months after. Analyzes degree to which shortages are disaster-induced versus media and consumer reaction. Prepare to be surprised, because we were.
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