7 June 2021
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Production of semiconductors restarts at Renesas plant in Japan

The world shortage of semiconductors that has led to many automotive manufacturers temporarily stopping production could soon be resolved, according to Renesas Electronics Corporation.

Renesas stopped production of semiconductors at its Naka Factory in Japan following a fire on March 19, 2021 – as reported in Aboutcamp BtoB: https://www.aboutcampbtob.eu/renesas-targets-full-resumption-of-microcomputer-production-by-july/.

It has now announced that production resumed on April 17 and has recovered to 88 percent by the end of May in comparison to the production capacity before the occurrence of the fire.

It confirmed that the procurement of manufacturing equipment damaged by the fire has been completed for all necessary equipment to return to pre-fire production capacity.

The last equipment, the CMP equipment, was delivered on May 27 and the start-up of the equipment is scheduled to complete by mid-June. Promptly thereafter, Renesas aims for the production capacity to return to 100 percent of the pre-fire levels. In addition, alternative production is contributing to Renesas’ manufacturing as planned. 

Renesas Electronics Corporation delivers semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live.