The continuation of the shortage situation
May 30, 20222022 has not even passed the halfway point and has already presented new – major – challenges for the electronics manufacturing supply chain. While the industry is doing all it can to alleviate current supply chain constraints – it still has to fight earthquakes, lockdowns and logistical headaches.
No damage to Renesas operations following earthquake
April 20, 2022A seismic intensity 5 lower earthquake struck the northeastern Japan on April 19 at 8:16 a.m. local time, with Nakadori, Fukushima prefecture as the epicenter.
Renesas delays Naka fab's return pre-earthquake production
March 23, 2022Renesas says that it will longer than anticipate to bring back its Naka semiconductor fab to full speed following the earthquake that struck the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on March 16.
Renesas looks to return to normal following earthquake
March 18, 2022Renesas has provided an update on the impact on its operations of the earthquake that hit the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.
Renesas: ‘We are assessing the impact of the earthquake’
March 17, 2022A strong earthquake – with a seismic intensity of 6+ – struck the coast of Fukushima Prefecture and the surrounding areas on March 16.
Strong earthquake hits northeastern Japan
March 17, 2022A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima, Japan on the evening of March 16. Most of northeastern Japan is a production center for global upstream semiconductor raw materials.
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Damage at Renesas' Naka factory is worse than thought
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.
Renesas fire to exacerbate tight supply of automotive MCUs
March 23, 2021While Renesas aims to get the fab back in operation within one month, TrendForce expects the immediate task of restoring the cleanroom and installing new equipment to take much longer than that.
Fire at Renesas Naka fab shuts down 300mm lineLoad more news
March 22, 2021At 2:47 am on March 19, 2021, part of the N3 building of Renesas Naka factory caught fire.