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Electronics Production | March 15, 2011

Sony shuts down operations voluntarily

Operations at several Sony Corporation and Sony Group sites and facilities have been affected by earthquake and tsunami. Sony also has responded to reports of widespread power outages by voluntarily suspending operations at several sites.

No significant injuries have been reported to employees working at any of these sites when the earthquake or tsunami occurred. As of 11:00 am, March 14 (JST), manufacturing operations have been suspended at the following affected production sites: - Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation, Tagajyo Plant (Miyagi Prefecture) Tome Plant, Nakada/Toyosato Sites (Miyagi Prefecture) < Optical devices, IC cards etc.> - Sony Shiroishi Semiconductor Inc. (Miyagi Prefecture) - Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Koriyama Plant (Fukushima Prefecture) - Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Motomiya Plant (Fukushima Prefecture) - Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation, Kuki Plant (Saitama Prefecture) - Sony DADC Japan Inc., Ibaraki Facility (Ibaraki Prefecture) In addition to these manufacturing sites, Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center (Tagajyo, Miyagi) has ceased operation due to earthquake damage. While certain production sites in Japan other than those listed above have been moderately affected, there has been no report of employee injury or facility damage, and operations continue. Possible damage at other Sony Group companies in Japan is currently being reviewed. Additionally, Sony Chemical & Information Devices Corporation, Kanuma Plant (Tochigi Prefecture), Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Tochigi Plant (Tochigi Prefecture) and Sony Corporation Atsugi Technology Center (Atsugi, Kanagawa) temporarily suspended operations on a voluntary basis, to assist with the alleviation of widespread power outages.
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