LONDON Micron Technology's chip plant in Avezzano in the Abruzzo region of Italy seems to have escaped damage following the devastating earthquake in the region earlier this week.
The powerful earthquake was centered roughly 30 km (18 miles) from Micron's fab.
In a statement, Micron said staff at the Avezzano plant are safe and there appears to be no major damage to the facility or impact to customers. There was a precautionary evacuation of the factory as standard procedure. The fab was back up and running within 6 hours, which is typical for any evacuation.
Micron added its thoughts are with those whose families, friends and neighbors affected by the earthquake, and that the company is "working with our local site leadership to determine the best ways to support the earthquake victims in the long-term."
According to analysis by Objective Analysis (Los Gatos, Calif.), the Avezzano fab, originally owned by TI and bought by Micron for making DRAMs, is now one of the main facilities for producing CMOS image sensors for Micron's Aptina imaging subsidiary.