Toshiba's making progress on the restart of its 200-mm line
The 200-mm line at Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp's plant in Oita, southern Japan, has been suspended since January 22 when a major earthquake hit the coast of Kyushu. In a new update the company says that it will be back to full speed by mid March.
On January 26, Toshiba announced that it had just restarted the 150-mm wafer line at its Oita operations (Japan Semiconductor). At the same time, the company said that it would expedite any repairs or replacement of damaged parts on the 200-mm production lines.
In a new update the company says that it has partial resumption of the diffusion process on the 200-mm production line – which was previously suspended due to heavy damage to equipment including, fuse quartz and other parts.
Wafer input is expected to be resumed around February 14. Toshiba concludes the update stating that it expect to be back at full pre-earthquake production levels by the end of the second week of March