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Peter Hoskins

Business reporter, in Singapore

Taiwan is crucial to the world economy as it is

home to technology giants like computer chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor

Manufacturing Corp (TSMC) and iPhone manufacturer Foxconn.

TSMC is a major producer of semiconductors for tech

firms including Apple and Nvidia.

As well as making devices for Apple, Foxconn also

manufactures electronics products including Amazon’s Kindle and video game consoles

for Nintendo, Sega and Sony.

Following the earthquake, TSMC said it had evacuated some of its factories to ensure all of its personnel were safe and that they were starting to return to their workplaces.

The company also said it was confirming the details of the earthquake's impact on its operations.

Foxconn did not immediately respond to a BBC request for comment.

The island’s tech firms also

produce components, including printed circuit boards and advanced camera


Taiwanese companies are also major suppliers for global

clothing brands like Nike and Adidas.



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