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December 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Semiconductor Group Says Shortage of Chip Resins Averted: Sumitomo Chemical Co.'s recent resumption of production will head off a feared shortage of plastic resins for chips, Semiconductor Industry Assn. said. A July 4 fire shut down Sumitomo's plant in Niihama, Japan, which supplied more than half the semiconductor industry's resin. Anticipation of a shortage of the material, used to make chip housings, had driven up prices for the memory chips that go into personal computers.
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December 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Semiconductor Group Says Shortage of Chip Resins Averted: Sumitomo Chemical Co.'s recent resumption of production will head off a feared shortage of plastic resins for chips, Semiconductor Industry Assn. said. A July 4 fire shut down Sumitomo's plant in Niihama, Japan, which supplied more than half the semiconductor industry's resin. Anticipation of a shortage of the material, used to make chip housings, had driven up prices for the memory chips that go into personal computers.
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BUSINESS
July 5, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Explosion Destroys Tokyo Semiconductor-Material Factory: An explosion destroyed a plant that produces more than half the world's supply of a material used in making semiconductors, called epoxy resin. One person was killed and three were injured. The cause of the blast at the Sumitomo Chemical Co. facility was not immediately known.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Explosion Destroys Tokyo Semiconductor-Material Factory: An explosion destroyed a plant that produces more than half the world's supply of a material used in making semiconductors, called epoxy resin. One person was killed and three were injured. The cause of the blast at the Sumitomo Chemical Co. facility was not immediately known.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1985 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
Norishige Hasegawa, chairman of Sumitomo Chemical Co. and a vice chairman of Keidanren, the federation of economic organizations, said Wednesday that a private business leader picked to become a vice president of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. when it is converted from public to semiprivate ownership April 1 refused to take the job because of intervention from "political circles." Yuzuru Abe, president of Nisshin Steel Co.
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
Two shipments of Asti Spumante have been barred from the United States since tests found that the wine contains a chemical not approved for use in this country. The Food and Drug Administration discovered the presence of the fungicide Procymidone during routine testing of the Italian wine earlier this month. It barred two shipments of Tosti, the second-best-selling Asti Spumante in the United States, from entering the country, a spokeswoman said.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Oil companies and other investors are spending a collective $100 billion on new oil refineries that could alleviate the current bottleneck in refining capacity -- and eventually translate into a small cut in the price of gasoline, a top project financier said here Sunday. Will Rathvon, global head of project finance for Britain's Standard Chartered Bank, said that more than 30 new or expanded refineries will come on stream over the next decade, adding at least 6.
FOOD
March 21, 1991 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
A society has been formed to help market sparkling wines made by the French methode champenoise . Based in San Francisco, the group is called CM/CV, which stands for Classic Methods/Classic Varieties. Founding member wineries are Domaine Chandon, Domaine Carneros, Mumm Napa Valley, Maison Deutz, Piper Sonoma, Roederer Estate, Scharffenberger and Culbertson. All but Culbertson are foreign-owned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1985 | ADAM Z. HORVATH, Times Staff Writer
The family of a Mexican farm worker who died after working on a farm in Jamul that had been sprayed with pesticides filed a $10-million lawsuit Wednesday against the farmer and the firms that produced, distributed and sprayed the pesticides.
NEWS
June 9, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A thin ribbon of water spills quietly at the spot where the Asahan River once cascaded over a steep canyon wall as Siguragura Falls. The mighty force of the river has been harnessed by a hydroelectric project, built with a massive infusion of Japanese aid money that brought promises of power, light and industrial development for this impoverished patch of North Sumatra.
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