Profit of Major Japanese semiconductor wafer maker Sumco

Major Japanese semiconductor wafer maker Sumco Corp. <3436> said Wednesday that it swung back to operating profit in February-April on the back of solid demand and streamlining efforts.

For the first quarter of the current business year to January 2012, the company reported a group operating profit of 1,918 million yen, against the loss of 2,513 million yen a year before, on sales of 65,692 million yen, down 2.2 pct.

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