Chip Maker Renesas to Resume Production

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Renesas to Restart Factories After Earthquake

Following up on Thursday’s story on Renesas, the car audio and automotive chip maker announced it will soon resume production, following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Japan on Wednesday in the vicinity of its factories.

Target dates to restart production lines are March 20 at the Renesas Yonezawa plant, and March 23 at its  Naka and Takasaki facilities.

The recent earthquake is expected to result in more delays of new car shipments, including lost output of 20,000 Toyota vehicles.  Toyota said it will halt production for three days starting next week on 18 lines at 11 factories in Japan due to the quake), said Automotive News.

Renesas chips are found in car audio items including 12 volt radios, amplifiers and OE integration products.

See Renesas’ full announcement here.

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