Project Description

Wafer Fab Fire – Taiwan

This confidential project involved the forensic evaluation and expert representation of an A/E firm accused of having improperly designed a wafer fabrication facility that was involved in a catastrophic fire in Taiwan, ROC that resulted in over $400 MM in damages. Insurance company filed subrogation claims for $256 MM. ACS conducted site visits, interviewed fact witnesses in Japan and Taiwan, conducted laboratory testing and reconstruction of the events. Utilizing surveillance video, photographs and legacy conditions, ACS reconstructed the cause and origin of the fire more than two years after the event, in spite of the fact that the facility had been completely reconstructed. ACS reviewed and rebutted the reports of opposing experts and investigators. ACS prepared extensive reports, demonstrative drawings and presentation for mediation. This complex litigation (subrogation action) involved a Japanese A/E firm, a Taiwanese manufacturer and an international group of insurers. The matter was settled to the satisfaction of our client in mediation in California. Represented defendant.