Renesas is back to 100% after the fire
June 28, 2021It was back in March 19, 2021 that a fire struck the N3 building, housing the company's 300mm line, of Renesas Naka factory on the Ibaraki prefecture in Japan. Since then the company has worked to get the fab back up and running at full capacity – something which has now been reached.
Component shortage - an evaluation of the situation
June 16, 2021The component shortage takes control of most processes in the electronics industry. As Head of Strategic Purchasing at EMS service provider A+B Electronic, Marcus Hartwig has to deal with the subject on a daily basis. “To say the time is about to run out, that would have been right six months ago. It is high time.”
A fire-fighting robot developed in Sweden - by Scanfil
June 15, 2021Realisator Robotics has, together with Scanfil and in close cooperation with the larger Swedish Rescue Services and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), developed a fire-fighting robot Fumo.
Massive fire at Chinese polysilicon plant
June 09, 2021Updated: A Chinese manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon, has suffered an "explosion" at a polysilicon plant in Shihezi City, Xinjiang, China yesterday.
The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate events
June 04, 2021COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has amassed over the years from a series of unfortunate events.
The final piece of equipment arrives at Renesas Naka factory
June 01, 2021Renesas is making steady progress in the capacity recovery following the fire that hit the N3 Building, housing the 300mm line at the company's Naka factroy. The final piece of equipment has now been delivered and the return to 100% production capacity is now visible at the end of the tunnel.
Police investigating possible arson at Tesla site in Berlin
May 27, 2021The Brandenburg police are investigating whether the fire that broke out early Wednesday morning (May 26, 2021) near the construction site of Tesla's first European gigafactory is a possible arson.
Xerotech to develop next-gen battery safety tech for ESA
May 25, 2021Xerotech, a manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems, says that it will qualify one of its core proprietary battery safety technologies for space applications in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Renesas tally up the costs of the Naka factory fire
May 24, 2021Renesas says it has identified that the financial impacts from the fire that occurred at the N3 Building (300mm line) of Naka factory on March 19, 2021. The Japanese company expects a loss of approximately JPY 23.9 billion (about EUR 180 million) in operating profit relating to the fire.
8 people killed in Shanghai factory fire
April 26, 2021Eight people, including two firefighters, died in a fire that broke out at a factory in suburban Shanghai on Thursday afternoon, Shanghai Municipal People's Government said on Friday.
Trouble will not let go of Renesas
April 22, 2021Renesas confirmed the emission of smoke (late afternoon local time on April 21, 2021) from the power panel of a Rail Guided Vehicle (RGV) located on the basement of the N3 Building (300mm line) of Naka Factory.
Renesas’ Naka fab to return to 100% by the end of May
April 20, 2021The Japanese company restarted production at the N3 building – housing the 300mm line – of its Naka fab on April 17. While production capacity is still just under 10% of what it once was, the company is confident to be back up to normal levels before June.
Clean-up started at fire damaged AKM's Nobeoka plant
April 19, 2021In late October 2020, a fire broke out at Asahi Kasei Microsystem’s (AKM) semiconductor factory in Nobeoka, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. The severe fire completely shut down production.
Impact of power outage on TSMC fab still under assessment
April 16, 2021TSMC’s Fab14 P7 in the Southern Taiwan Science Park suffered a power outage on April 14th. The cause of the power outage was an accidental severing of an underground power cable during construction work nearby.
Price and lead time trends for 2Q 2021
April 15, 2021Since the turn of the year 2021, the market has changed dramatically and ongoing strong demand continues to outstrip supply, perpetuating very long lead times and continual review of pricing by manufacturers.
Renesas resumes operations at fire damaged facility
April 12, 2021Renesas say that the N3 Building (300mm line) clean room at Naka Factory resumed operations on Friday April 9.
Renesas to shift production from fire-hit Naka fab
April 08, 2021The Japanese semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly set to shift some production from its fire damaged Naka fab to a facility in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime.
It will take Renesas 100 days to get back on track after the fire
March 31, 2021While the company still aims to complete the recovery of the damaged cleanroom at the N3 Building of the Naka fab within one month as initially announced, the company is also aware that it might that much longer.
Another fire strikes semiconductor manufacturer
March 30, 2021Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer Panjit International's Gangshan fab was hit by a fire at around 15:19 on 29th March 2021. All employees were evacuated safely.
Damage at Renesas' Naka factory is worse than thoughtLoad more news
March 29, 2021The fire that hit Renesas' N3 building at its Naka manufacturing facility, located on the Ibaraki prefecture, reportedly caused more damaged than initially thought.