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Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic is reportedly planning to terminate its solar wafer production line at its manufacturing plant in Oregon, US, at the end of June.

According to Bloomberg, a spokeswoman from the company confirmed the plans and said that the decision would affect approximately 25% of the employees at the factory.

Other reports claim that the move is in line with the company’s consolidation plans which may see much of the company’s production shift to its Malaysian plant which began shipping modules earlier this year in February.

It is understood that the Oregon production plant will continue to manufacture silicon ingots. 

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