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Sanyo Semiconductor shuts down Thai factory

Posted: 12 Dec 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor business? manufacturing operations? Thai flood?

Sanyo Semiconductor (Thailand) Co. Ltd has announced that it will close down its factory at Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, Thailand after flooding caused extensive damage to its operations.

Yamakawa Tetsuzo, president of the company, announced the close-down on Friday.

According to Tetsuzo, the prolonged flooding�at Rojana Industrial Park caused so much damage to the company's machinery and buildings that the cost of renovations would be too high to bear.

Flooding in Thailand, where some of the world's major producers of computer parts are situated, has also had an impact on the global supply chain and caused a slow-down in the semiconductor business.

The company thus decided to stop its operation in Thailand. All employees will be laid off and properly compensated, Tetsuzo�added.

Sanyo Semiconductor was established in 1990. It employed more than 2,000 people, most of them daily wage earners and sub-contractors.

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