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  • Fire Destroys Part of Renesas Fab


    More woes for the global automotive manufacturing industry.  A serious fire at Renesas’ chip making plant in Ibaraki Prefecture will, according to the company, have “a very large impact” on its ability to supply devices to the sector, as well as some other sectors.

    The fire destroyed a significant portion of the huge facility, including the 300mm line at the Naka Factory.  Renesas said it was looking at the feasibility of increasing production at other facilities in order to make up for the loss of substantial volumes, and warned the stricken plant will not be operational for at least a month.


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