Toshiba, Hitachi Shutter LCD Factories

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New York - Almost one week after Japan was devastated by an earthquake, the resulting tsunami and current nuclear crisis, CE vendors are announcing further plant closures.

Toshiba and Hitachi will halt production of small LCDs in plants near Tokyo.

Toshiba's plant makes LCDs for smartphones and car navigations systems, and will be closed to repair equipment that was knocked out of alignment by the quake, according to a Reuters story.

Lenovo is now expressing worry over component supplies for next quarter, particularly laptop batteries as Sony and Sanyo have shut down several factories in Japan, said Reuters.

A report in System Contractor magazine said NEC display has reported not damage or injuries in Tokyo. In addition, Audio-Technica's operations are normal if somewhat impacted by power shortages.


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