Renesas Electronics reopened its clean room, which was damaged by the fire, last month. Major manufacturers of automotive chips We are approaching the resumption of production this month.
The clean room at Renesas’ N3 building in Ibaraki Prefecture went online around 9 pm on Friday, the company said in a statement on Saturday. Renesas said it plans to resume production within a month of the March 19 fire.
The accident spurred a global shortage of semiconductors, delaying production and missing sales by automakers. The factory manufactures chips used in automotive and industrial applications. Major automobile manufacturers such as Toyota and Nissan use Renesas chips.
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