Renesas Electronics to open its earthquake-affected plant earlier than expected

Article by Christian A., on April 22, 2011

Renesas Electronics Corp. is targeting to bring back its Naka factory production of 200-millimeter wafers on June 15, which is ahead of the previously announced schedule of early July. The wafers are the most often used chips in car applications. According to the company’s press release, test production in the Naka plant will begin on April 23.

According to a spokeswoman, the plant will produce 3,000 wafers a month, which is only a small portion of the plant’s monthly rate of 34,000 wafers before the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

Renesas, which is a key bottleneck in the components shortage in Japan, has also moved automotive microcontroller production from the Naka plant to an affiliate chip maker in Singapore and to its Tsugaru factory in northern Japan, the company disclosed.

The company’s spokeswoman did not comment on the amount of capacity that has been transferred to other units. Renesas aims to provide a schedule by middle of May regarding when the chip production at the Naka plant’s 300-millimeter and 200-millimeter wafer lines will go back to pre-quake levels.

To make haste with the resumption of production the company said that it is working in earnest with an additional of at least 2,000 support workers dispatched from outside the company. Renesas Electronics is the largest automotive microcontrollers manufacturer in the world.

Topics: factory

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The long awaited 2018 Buick Regal GS has finally been revealed by the company, following several leaked photos and information in the past few months. The thing is, if you’ve...
by - July 20, 2017
Earlier this month, we learned that France has made moves to ban diesel and gasoline fueled cars by stopping them from entering the city. More than that, they plan to...
by - July 19, 2017
The new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is on the way, but still, all we had been seeing are camouflaged prototypes of the eight generation of this iconic nameplate. Fortunately though,...
by - July 19, 2017
Would you have ever imagined a Mercedes-Benz developing an upscale pickup? We first saw this last October as a concept car and now, the production model of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class...
by - July 19, 2017
Haven’t you ever wondered how Ferrari’s names and numbers were actually derived? As it is Ferrari’s 70th year in the industry, we believe that it’s only fair that we shed...
by - July 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries