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Sumco Plant Shut Following Earthquake

5:51 AM MDT | March 22, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Sumco (Tokyo), a manufacturer of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry, says that operations at its manufacturing plant at Yonezawa, Japan have been suspended as a result of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. None of the workers at the plant suffered injury, Sumco says. Inspection of the equipments, materials, and infrastructure at the Yonezawa plant are being conducted currently and Sumco intends to restart the operations after completion of the inspection, Sumco says. Sumco operates several plants in the...

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