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Toshiba, Hitachi, Panasonic Shut Down LCD Plants for a Month

Written on March 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From natural disaster to economic downturn, Japan's LCD suppliers shut down due to damages from last Friday's earthquake.

Following a treacherous 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last Friday in Japan, LCD providers Toshiba, Hitachi and Panasonic are reporting that they are closing down their LCD plants due to damages. Toshiba and Hitachi announced that they will halt assembly lines for around a month, while Panasonic, on the other hand, isn’t sure when it’s Chiba-based LCD plant will get back on its feet.

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