Sony's plant in Nagasaki, which resumed full operations on
Sunday, is the company's major production facility for image
sensors for smartphones, it said.
The company said it had yet to decide when to restart the
There had been concerns that plant shut downs because of the
earthquakes could affect production of Apple Inc's iPhones,
including the iPhone 7.
"The impact of the Kumamoto plant suspension on Apple is
expected to be limited," Hiroyuki Shimizu, principal research
analyst at Gartner, said.
Sony has 45 percent of the market for complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor image sensors, a type of integrated circuit that
converts light into electrical signals, according to research
Sony shares fell 6.8 percent on Monday.
The earthquakes, which killed at least 42 people, led to shut
downs at a number of other manufacturing companies.
(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Susan Fenton and Jane
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