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Toshiba to Continue Adjust Production of Semiconductors in First Quarter of FY2009 (April to June, 2009)

24 Apr, 2009

TOKYO— Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced continued adjustment of production at its semiconductor plants for the first quarter of FY2009 (April to June, 2009). As a measure to improve the profitability of its semiconductor operation, the company has been implementing working hour adjustments and a leave system for employees in the business since February. For the period April to June, the adjustment will average approximately 6.8 days and it will be applied to some 19,200 employees of Toshiba and its Group companies in Japan.

Toshiba will continue to adjust production volume for NAND flash memory at its Yokkaichi Operations plant in Mie prefecture, Japan during the first quarter of FY2009 (April to June, 2009), and maintain the production level established in January (approximately minus 30%).

1. Overall

Toshiba has fully considered the overall situation and decided to take the measures as described below for employees in its semiconductor business.

(1) Headquarters: Working hours adjustment equivalent to six days of operations.
(2) Direct and indirect staff in factories in Japan: Working hours adjustment equivalent to five to ten days of operations.
Dates will be determined on the basis of the situation at each factory.

2. The situation in each factory

The following details Toshiba's fab operation schedules, including the leave system and adjusted working hours, at its main semiconductor fabrication facilities during the first quarter of FY2009.

Plant name, location and main products 2009 April- June Adjustment Details
Himeji Operations- Semiconductor
Ibo-gun, Hyogo prefecture

Discrete: power IC, small signal IC

Production adjustment equivalent to eight days of operation.
Kitakyushu Operations
Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka prefecture

Discrete: opto
semiconductors

Production adjustment equivalent to six to ten days of operation.
Oita Operations
Oita city, Oita prefecture

System LSI

Production adjustment equivalent to six days of operation.
Yokkaichi Operations
Yokkaichi city, Mie prefecture

Memory: NAND flash memories

Production adjustment equivalent to six days of operation.
Headquarters,
Domestic branch offices

Semiconductor Operations

Working hours adjustment equivalent to six days of operation.
Microelectronics Center

R&D

Working hours adjustment equivalent to six days of operation.
Yokohama Complex
Semiconductor operations

R&D

Working hours adjustment equivalent to five to six days of operation.

 

3. Operation situation during the Golden Week

The following details Toshiba's fab operation schedules at its main semiconductor fabrication facilities during the Golden Week holiday (end of April to beginning of May).

Plant name, location and main products 2009 Golden Week Operations Details
Yokkaichi Operations
Yokkaichi city, Mie prefecture


Memory: NAND flash memories

The Golden Week holiday for will run for eight days from April 29 to May 6.
During that period, the lines will operate every day.

*Production will be cut approximately 30%.
Oita Operations
Oita city, Oita prefecture

System LSI
The Golden Week holiday will run for eight days from April 29 to May 6.
During that period, the lines will operate every day.

* Partial maintenance stop is expected
Kitakyushu Operations
Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka prefecture

Discrete: opto
semiconductors
The Golden Week holiday will run for eight days from April 29 to May 6.
All lines will stop during that period.
Himeji Operations- Semiconductor

Discrete: power IC, small signal IC
The Golden Week holiday will run for eight days from April 29 to May 6.
During that period, some lines will operate every day, and others will stop for two to eight days.

 

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