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Hitachi unit admits to improper inspections of chip materials

Business / Corporate Oct 29, 2018

Hitachi unit admits to improper inspections of chip materials

A chemical product unit of Hitachi Ltd. said Monday it had conducted improper quality inspections on its semiconductor materials, the latest such revelation among major Japanese manufacturers. Hitachi Chemical Co. did not elaborate on the misconduct, saying it is awaiting a report by an investigation ...

Business / Corporate Sep 12, 2018

Three Mitsubishi Materials units indicted over data fabrication

Tokyo prosecutors said Wednesday they have indicted three subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and the former presidents at two of the units over suspected product data fabrication. The subsidiaries — Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd., auto-parts manufacturer Diamet Corp. and Mitsubishi Aluminum Co. — allegedly violated ...

Kobe Steel expected to be indicted in data fabrication scandal

National Jul 12, 2018

Kobe Steel expected to be indicted in data fabrication scandal

Kobe Steel Ltd. is expected to be indicted over a data fabrication scandal that rocked the manufacturing industry, as police are set to refer the company to prosecutors possibly next week, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The actions are likely to be taken ...