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09 June, 2011
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

Notice Regarding Full Recovery to Pre-Quake Production Levels at All Five Tohoku Plants

Yokohama, Japan, June 9, 2011- As of today, all five Fujitsu Semiconductor Group production plants in the Tohoku region have returned to full production levels, on an output basis, following damage sustained during the March 11 Tohoku Earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks on April 7 and 11.

Based on its Business Continuity Management (BCM) plans formulated three years earlier, Fujitsu Semiconductor Group made concerted efforts to resume operations at its damaged plants following the restoration of electric power and other essential infrastructure that had come to a standstill as a result of the earthquake. The company wishes to thank its customers, equipment suppliers and material manufactures for their understanding and support which helped to achieve the soonest possible recovery from the disaster.

Fujitsu Semiconductor established its BCM—which enables restoration of front-end processing plants and back-end processing plants within seven and three days, respectively—based on its experiences from two earthquakes that struck Iwate prefecture three years ago, on June 14 and July 24, 2008. The principal details of the countermeasures are stated below.

  1. Formulation of a detailed Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  2. Implementation of a "Multi-Fab" strategy
  3. Stable procurement of parts and materials
  4. Further measures to seismically isolate and earthquake proof manufacturing equipment
  5. Mock disaster training

Multi-Fab measures taken by the Fujitsu Semiconductor Group minimized delays to product deliveries. This was accomplished by transferring production to alternative plants. Specifically, Fujitsu Semiconductor transferred a portion of its front-end product operations to its Mie plant, and part of its back-end product operations to Fujitsu Integrated Technology's Kyushu plant and to the Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics's plant in Jiangsu, China.

The Fujitsu Semiconductor Group will continue implementation of a robust BCM plan, and will make all-out efforts to ensure stability in the supply of products to its customers.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors, providing highly reliable, optimal solutions and support to meet the varying needs of its customers. Products and services include microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs, and power management ICs, with wide-ranging expertise focusing on mobile, ecological, automotive, imaging, security, and high-performance applications. Fujitsu Semiconductor also drives power efficiency and environmental initiatives. Headquartered in Yokohama, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (formerly named Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited) was established as a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited on March 21, 2008. Through its global sales and development network, with sites in Japan and throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Fujitsu Semiconductor offers semiconductor solutions to the global marketplace.
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