TOKYO – Not long after the Japan earthquake, Sony issued a statement regarding the catastrophe’s affect on its operations. The company voluntarily suspended operations at several sites.
The following is a list of sites that have suspended operations:
- Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
Tagajyo Plant (Miyagi Prefecture) - Magnetic Tapes, Blu-ray Discs etc; Tome Plant, Nakada/Toyosato Sites (Miyagi Prefecture) - Optical devices, IC cards etc.
- Sony Shiroishi Semiconductor Inc. (Miyagi Prefecture) - Semiconductor Lasers etc.
- Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Koriyama Plant (Fukushima Prefecture) -Lithium Ion Secondary Batteries etc.-
- Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Motomiya Plant (Fukushima Prefecture) - Lithium Ion Secondary Batteries etc.
- Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation, Kuki Plant (Saitama Prefecture) - Surface mounting equipment etc.
- Sony DADC Japan Inc., Ibaraki Facility (Ibaraki Prefecture) -CDs, DVDs etc.
In addition to these manufacturing sites, Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center (Tagajyo, Miyagi) has ceased operation due to earthquake damage. Possible damage at other Sony Group companies in Japan is currently being reviewed. Additionally, Sony Chemical & Information Devices Corporation, Kanuma Plant (Tochigi Prefecture), Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Tochigi Plant (Tochigi Prefecture) and Sony Corporation Atsugi Technology Center (Atsugi, Kanagawa) temporarily suspended operations on a voluntary basis, to assist with the alleviation of widespread power outages.