Quake damages plants of Fujitsu and Canon

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake last week has brought damages to six plants of the Fujitsu Group and several facilities of Canon.

Four of the Fujitsu Group plants with building and equipment damage are in the Fukushima Prefecture plagued by nuclear plant blasts after the quake, while the other two are in the Iwate Prefecture and the Miyagi Prefecture, according to the vendor in a statement on Monday. These plants are respective facilities of Fujitsu Semiconductor, Fujitsu Semiconductor Technology, Fujitsu Integrated Microtechnology, and Fujitsu Isotec.

Fujitsu Group has set up a disaster response headquarters, with president Masami Yamamoto acting as the chief to collect information on the safety of all employees and on the extent of damage sustained by Fujitsu Group facilities and customers, the firm noted.