Renesas reboots equipment after Japanese quake
Toshiba wasn't the only electronics company affected by the earthquake that struck the coast of southwestern Japan on January 22. Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas confirms that some equipment halted operation but are being restarted.
While Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has confirmed damage to some production lines at its Oita operations, which focuses on semiconductor production, Renesas – and its operations in the area – seems to have managed without any damage.
Renesas says in an update that it has found no damage the buildings, utility or manufacturing equipment at its factories located nearby the epicenter of Hyuga-nada. This includes the company's operations at its Oita factory, Kawashiri factory, Nishiki factory, Saijo factory and Yamaguchi factory.
All of these factories are continuing its operations, except for some equipment at Kawashiri Factory and Saijo Factory which halted operation and are being restarted, the company writes in the update.
Renesas continues to say that it is currently assessing the impact of the earthquake on the company's overall supply chain including its suppliers and partner companies.