China chip makers struggling


Chip manufacturing plants in China are thought to be suffering as a result of the economic downturn, as pay cuts and staff reductions are underway and the electronics industry shoulders the burden of weakening demand.

The global economic crisis is reportedly wreaking havoc with the plans of chipmakers, with such plants in China believed to be suffering particularly badly.

Plants of chip makers in China are undergoing pay cuts and staff reduction. Engineers finally have enough time to take a paid or unpaid holiday, according to a recent report by www.nanfangdaily.com.cn.

Merely 30% of production facilities of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) in Shanghai are in normal operation, while workers at the production lines are now working only eight days each month.

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