KIKUYO-MACHI, Japan Oct 7 Japanese electronics
company Sony Corp will bring production of image
sensors to full capacity in the October-March half-year, the
head of its chip-making subsidiary said, after momentum slowed
late last year due to tepid demand for smartphones.
Yasuhiro Ueda, president of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Corp, said combined monthly production would rise to 73,000
units at Sony's five image sensor plants, from 70,000 units now.
He made the comments at a news conference on Friday at
Sony's Kumamoto factory in southern Japan, which was damaged by
a series of strong earthquakes earlier this year.
(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Christopher Cushing)