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Kioxia's chip production returns to normal after contamination

Operations at former Toshiba unit were paused at 2 flash memory plants in Japan

Kioxia had suspended operations at its memory chip plant in Iwate Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Kioxia Holdings resumed close to normal operations by Wednesday at two memory chip plants in Japan that the company had partially closed over contamination of materials.

The Japanese company once known as Toshiba Memory had suspended production lines for 3D NAND flash memory -- its key product -- since late January as it investigated the cause of the contamination and devised solutions.

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