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Typhoon forces chip maker ASE to truck water to factories

Dan Nystedt | Aug. 14, 2009
World's largest chip assembly company says its been able to handle the water problem

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture estimates the typhoon destroyed NT$10.67 billion (US$324.3 million) of crops and other goods, including tens of thousands of livestock such as pigs, chickens and ducks.

The typhoon has also been blamed for undersea landslides that have damaged six major undersea Internet and telecommunications cables that serve Asia.


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