Unimicron, an Apple supplier, has resumed its production in China in part

Unimicron, an Apple supplier, has resumed its production in China in part ...

Unimicron Technology, a Taiwanese company, said on Thursday that one of its two locations in eastern China''s Kunshan would be closed to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, but the other would resume production.

Unimicron, a chip substrate and printed circuit board manufacturer that supplies Apple and Intel, said in a statement that one facility had resumed some manufacturing under a "closed loop management" system that keeps workers isolated inside.

A company representative said it was difficult to estimate the current production capacity, but it was "not high."

Unimicron intends to keep one plant closed and the other operating under the closed-loop system until next Wednesday.

The majority of Unimicron''s manufacturing capacity is located in Taiwan, but it also has facilities in other sections of China, as well as in Germany and Japan.

China has tightened lockdowns since late March, but neighboring Kunshan has tightened restrictions to help control the country''s largest COVID-19 epidemic since the coronavirus was discovered in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan.

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Dutzend of Taiwanese firms, many of whom are assembling parts for the semiconductor and electronics industries, had been forced to postpone operations.

Unimicron''s stock was down 1 percent on Thursday morning, while the larger index was unchanged.

Thomson Reuters, 2022