Toshiba Halts Operations at Japan Chip Plant After Quake

Toshiba does not yet know when it can restart production.

Toshiba Halts Operations at Japan Chip Plant After Quake

Toshiba also makes system LSI chips at a factory in northern Japan

Highlights
  • Toshiba will likely provide an update on Tuesday
  • Some equipment had been damaged
  • Toshiba was still analysing the impact on production

Toshiba said on Monday that it had suspended operations at a plant in Oita, southern Japan that makes semiconductors used in cars and industrial machinery, after a strong earthquake hit the area at the weekend.

Some equipment had been damaged and the company was still analysing the impact on production, Toshiba said in a statement.

The plant makes system LSI chips, around 60 percent of which are sold to carmakers and industrial machinery makers, a spokesperson for Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage said.

Toshiba does not yet know when it can restart production and will likely provide an update on Tuesday, he added.

The company also makes system LSI chips at a factory in northern Japan, with other domestic producers, such as Renesas Electronics, also building the devices.

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