AURORA, USA: Cabot Microelectronics Corp., the world's leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry, today reported that all of its employees in Japan are safe in the wake of Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
In addition, the company's Geino, Japan manufacturing and research and development facilities, located approximately 500 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter, were not directly affected by the disaster, and presently continue to operate on schedule and at normal production levels.
The company's other administrative operations in Japan also were generally not impacted by the earthquake. The company continues to monitor shipping and transportation operations to confirm the status of planned shipment and delivery schedules, and to work with its suppliers to confirm future materials supply and availability. At present, the company believes that its inventories and shipments are not at risk, and its main focus continues to be on providing any assistance needed to its employees and customers, as well as with general relief efforts.