Statement from Qualcomm on Supply Chain
– March 16, 2011 – Qualcomm is deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan as they cope with the loss and destruction caused by this natural disaster.
Based on a review of our extended semiconductor supply chain, we do not foresee any significant impact in our ability to supply product to our customers due to the events in Japan. Qualcomm has multiple, geographically diverse sources for supply as well as production processes specifically designed to enable us to mitigate disruptions in our supply chain.
With regard to the availability of Bismaleimide Triazine (BT) resin, Qualcomm uses either BT-based or epoxy-based laminate materials in our chipset packages. To account for any potential disruption in BT supply, we believe our use of buffer stock and adjustments to our near term material mix will enable us to mitigate potential supply disruptions to our customer base.
We will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation.