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Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba panel plant mass lay-off has been due to earthquake

Thomson Reuters 17 日 reported that Hitachi Ltd. (Hitachi), Panasonic, and Toshiba (Toshiba) LCD panel makers have switched earthquake in northeastern Japan due to impact of 311 stoppages, lockouts factories are located in Saitama Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture, and other Regional factories are not affected. Reported that small and medium-size LCD panel Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Displays (Hitachi Display) of the Mau original factory has been suspended by the earthquake, estimated late to wait until early April before they can return to work, but that by Hitachi and Taiwan Chi Mei Optoelectronics (3481) with OEM relationship, it will be looking for during the work stoppage CMO supply assistance.
It is reported that, Panasonic TV with large-size LCD panel subsidiary Panasonic LCD (Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display) of Mao in the original factory is also suspended the state, and still do not know when to return to work, but as usual because of Himeji factory production, so Panasonic prevent the full impact on supply work stoppage; In addition, small and medium-size LCD panel subsidiary Toshiba Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD) valley factories suspended due to the earthquake is estimated to be about 1 months time before they can return to work, but TMD production of high precision small and medium size panel-type plants were unaffected earthquake Ishikawa usual production.