04 August, 2008
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited
Tokyo, August 4, 2008 - As a result of the earthquake that struck the northern Iwate region of Japan after midnight on July 24, 2008, a portion of the semiconductor manufacturing equipment at Fujitsu Microelectronics' Iwate Plant was damaged.
Certain production processes resumed the morning of July 24, and full operation of all production processes is to resume tomorrow, August 5, 2008 at the Iwate Plant.
Although the company initially anticipated that full-operation recovery at the Iwate Plant would resume in mid-August, with support from equipment manufacturers and cooperation from other corporations in the industry, full operation will resume earlier than initially expected.
The company sincerely apologizes to its customers and other related parties for inconveniences caused by impact from the earthquake. Building on its experiences from the earthquakes that struck the same region of Japan in June and July of this year, Fujitsu Microelectronics will continue to reinforce seismic countermeasures throughout all of the semiconductor fabrication plants in its group, while amplifying measures for transferring production to alternative plants within its group if and when necessary.
About Fujitsu Microelectronics (FML)
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited (FML) is a large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) manufacturer that provides highly reliable, optimal solutions to meet the varying needs of its customers, through LSI offerings including ASIC/COT, ASSP and power management ICs, and flash microcontrollers. Along with building on its wide-range expertise focusing on imaging, wireless, and security LSI applications, FML also pursues initiatives for power efficiency and undertakes environmentally-conscious countermeasures. Headquartered in Tokyo, FML was established as a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited on March 21, 2008. Through its global sales and development network with sites in Japan and other regions in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., FML offers LSI solutions to the global marketplace.
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