FILE PHOTO: Renesas Electronics Corp's logo is seen on its product at the company's conference in Tokyo, Japan, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo
April 9, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Renesas Electronics Corp will resume production at a chip-making factory in eastern Japan that suffered a fire last month by April 19, the Asahi newspaper reported on Friday.
The production stoppage has caused a major supply disruption for automakers around the world already hit by a chip shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Asahi reported it would take two more months, until late June, before chip production returns to pre-fire levels at Renesas.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)