OSAKA (Kyodo) Panasonic Corp. is considering postponing the opening of a semiconductor plant in Tonami, Toyama Prefecture, for several months because of anemic demand for home electronics products using semiconductors, sources said Thursday.

The major electronics manufacturer is investing ¥94 billion in the plant currently scheduled to go onstream in August. It will produce image sensor semiconductors for digital cameras, camcorders and other products.

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