Electronics Production | March 11, 2011
Japanese electronics companies assess damages
After Japan was hit by a 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tidal waves (tsunami), electronics companies assess damages to the manufacturing facilities.
Updated; March 16, 2011 4:20 PM
Sony has reportedly halted production in 6 of it manufacturing facilities and evacuated employees. Canon stated that damages weren't impacting production. Others were still assessing damages. Sony Corp.: Production was halted in 6 manufacturing facilities in the northeastern part of Japan. Canon Inc.: No reports of damages that halted production. Seiko Epson Corp.: Assessing situation. Denso Corp.: The manufacturing facility currently under construction in Fukushima was damaged. Sharp Corp.: The company is assessing damages. Other companies that have manufacturing in the area: Freescale Semiconductor Fujitsu Toshiba On Semiconductor Renesas Electronics