Japan’s Renesas electronics chip factory fire caused more damage than previously expected, the company now estimates that the fire affected 17 machines, rather than the original count of 11.
It is reported that two thirds of the chips produced by the factory are used by the automobile industry, which may aggravate the chip supply crisis faced by global automobile enterprises.
On March 19 local time, a fire broke out in the factory of Renesas electronics in Nako City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, which led to a greater crisis for auto companies that had stopped production or reduced production due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.
Renesas electronics said in a statement on March 21 that it is estimated that it will take about one month for NACO factory to restart production. If the damaged equipment cannot be replaced within one month, it means that the restart production time will be further delayed.