Fujitsu cuts back production at Oregon plant

Chip slowdown hits flash factory

Fujitsu is to cut back production in its Oregon plant in response to falling semiconductor demand.

Associated Press reports that the Japanese electronic giant is cutting back production at a factory in Gresham from 60 per cent to between 10-20 per cent of capacity by the end of September.

The plant, which was set up in 1986, and employs about 900 workers, makes flash memory and a smaller quantity of DRAM chips. Its output was worth an estimated $240 million last year.

Fujitsu is reviewing the operation of the plant but company spokesman Robert Pomeroy dismissed speculation in the Japanese media that Fujitsu was considering selling the Oregon plant to AMD. ®

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