Biggest chip packager hit by typhoon troubles

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) said that production lines in the south of Taiwan are being badly affected in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot.

The Taipei Times said that ASE is having to spend large sums of money buying clean water to continue its operations. Taiwan Water, which is a state utility, started rationing water to industrial concerns 10 days ago.

And the same report said a number of other manufacturers in the south have been hit by the same problem, including Orient Semiconductor Electronics, Sumiko Electronics and WUS Printed Circuits.

ASE has a number of large customers including CSR, Vitesse,  Agere, and many others. The Taipei Times report is here .