Toshiba halts chip production following quake in Japan

Toshiba said in a statement that it is still analysing the impact on production does not yet know when it can restart production.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 25 Jan 2022 Views icon15194 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

According to a recent Reuters report, Toshiba Corp said on Monday that it had suspended operations at a plant in Oita, southern Japan after a strong earthquake hit the area at the weekend.

This is a worrying development as the Oita plant makes semiconductors used in cars and industrial machinery, as per the report.  

Toshiba said in a statement that it is still analysing the impact on production does not yet know when it can restart production. According to a Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp spokesperson, the plant makes system LSI chips, around 60 percent of which are sold to carmakers and industrial machinery makers.

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