Sony Kumamoto Fab Impacted by Another Earthquake

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Corrected: Sony Kumamoto fab has been impacted by another earthquake on Aug. 31, 2016:

"The impact of the earthquakes that occurred at 7:46 PM (local time) on August 31 and at 6:33 AM (local time) on September 1, 2016 in the Kumamoto region of Kumamoto Prefecture is as follows:

Operations at Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation's Kumamoto Technology Center (located in Kikuchi Gun, Kumamoto Prefecture), which primarily manufactures image sensors for digital cameras and security cameras, were halted in order to inspect the site's building and manufacturing equipment. The site's building and manufacturing equipment did not sustain any damage. Work is currently underway to sequentially restart the manufacturing equipment, and production is expected to resume during the morning of September 3, 2016.

Thanks to KP for the correction to the original post!

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