Japanese memory maker Elpida announced its packaging and testing unit is temporarily down due to the impact of the earthquake that occurred in northeast Japan on April 7:
Elpida said that subsidiary Akita Elpida Memory is not operating as of the morning of April 8 due to a power shutdown caused by the earthquake. As soon as electricity comes back on, normal business operations will resume, Elpida indicated.
Akita Elpida provides IC packaging and testing services. It was affected by power outages after the earthquake struck northeastern Japan on March 11, but resumed production five days later on the restoration of electricity supply.