Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced yesterday that its semiconductor production base in Iwate Prefecture was suspended on the 11th due to a power outage during an inspection of power facilities that day.

Production sites that were shut down due to power outages mainly produce products such as general-purpose MCUs used in automotive equipment and consumer goods. The company claimed that the power outage did not cause damage to the production equipment, and in order to restart production, it has restarted the operation of the equipment in an orderly manner, and plans to restore production to the level before the outage on September 17.

Local media reported that the power outage will cause some semi-finished products that are being produced on the production line to be scrapped. In addition, it is estimated that shipments to customers will be affected as it will take time to resume work.