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The lights are back on in Hsinchu Science park in Taiwan a week after the earthquake that brought much of the island to its knees. Residential districts are not so fortunate, with many only getting power on alternate days, but the islands IT sector had put pressure on the Taiwan authorities to give industry the priority for reconnecting power supplies. This means that all the chip fabs based at Hsinchu now have operational power restored. The process of assessing damage levels and carrying out remedial works has begun and most chip plants expect to be operating as normal within a week. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) estimates that 90 per cent of its facility has been given the green light to restart production. Testing areas are said to back to maximum capacity, according to EuroTrade. Winbond has said that it now has full power in all sectors and that its production facilities at its Fab One are operating at 85 per cent capacity. This figure is more like 50 per cent at Fab Two, but Winbond said this should be rectified within the week. ® See also: Graphics cards, Intel chipsets hit badly in quake aftershock Massive quake hits Taiwan

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