Electronics companies start to feel affect of Japan earthquake

Following the terrible events that have been happening in Japan, which has sadly caused loss of life and damage, electronic companies have been revealing how it is also affecting them.

Japan is home to some of the world’s biggest electronic makers, and many European and US tech companies have operations in Japan. Last year Japanese factories produced $216 billion worth of electronic products according to a report on Cnet by Lance Whitney.

These companies have only just started assessing damage and Sony has ceased production at six of its premises in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan. The operations affected produced Blu-ray discs and players, magnetic tapes, and lithium ion batteries.

Sony has one factory which was flooded on the ground floor, after it was hit by the tsunami in Miyagi. Meanwhile Panasonic has facilities close to the quakes hardest hit areas, and have reported that some employees suffered minor injuries following the collapsing of a ceiling.

Other companies which have suffered major disruption to production include Sanyo, Sharp, and Mitsubishi. As Japan begins the clear up from this terrible natural disaster, it will be keen to get its economy back up and running so it can aid in rebuilding the great country.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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