Toshiba says has restarted some chip production at quake-hit plant
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp on Wednesday said it had partially restarted production at a semiconductor plant in Oita, southern Japan, that was halted after a strong earthquake hit the area at the weekend.
One of the two production lines at the factory was restarted on Wednesday, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp said in a statement. It did not say when the other line would reopen.
The plant makes system LSI chips, around 60% of which are sold to automakers and industrial machinery makers.
The company also makes those chips at a factory in northern Japan, with other domestic producers, such as Renesas Electronics Corp, also building the devices.
(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Christopher Cushing)
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