Texas Instruments plant hit by Japan quake damage

Summary:The company has reported its manufacturing site in Miho, which is 40 miles north-west of Tokyo, has suffered substantial damage due to the earthquake

Texas Instruments has said its manufacturing site in Miho, Japan suffered substantial damage during the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

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A Texas Instruments manufacturing site in Miho, Japan was damaged in the quake. Photo credit: Texas Instruments

The company said on Monday it will reinstate production at the facility, which is located about 40 miles north-west of Tokyo, in stages: in May, several lines; by mid-July, full production, therefore ensuring shipments by September.

Texas Instruments warned that this schedule could be delayed if the power grid in the region remains unstable.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Texas Instruments suffers damage in Japan earthquake on ZDNet.com.


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