SESHA 2011 Symposium / SIA IHTESH 2011 --- Abstract

Losses in the Semiconductor Industry – Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Acorn , William
(Acorn Consulting Services, LLC)

The author will discuss several large losses incurred by semiconductor and similar advanced manufacturing clients that resulted not only in business interruption, but significant out-of-pocket expenses. Case studies will address: 1. Fire in wafer fab – catastrophic losses, business interruption, lengthy litigation 2. Fire in flat panel display manufacturing facility - catastrophic losses, business interruption, lengthy litigation 3. Chemical leak in wafer fab - catastrophic losses, business interruption, lengthy litigation 4. Alleged unsafe environments in wafer fabs result in employee claims and protracted lawsuits The author will address the impact of these cases not only from business interruption, but distraction of the owners’ employees from more productive endeavors