According to the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, the number of equipment damaged in the fire at the Resana Naka factory has increased from 11 units reported at the beginning to 17 units now. The report believes that the time for the Naka factory to resume production may be extended as a result, which will affect the supply of automotive semiconductors.

The report pointed out that this number was disclosed by a source after the incident. He said that the number announced by Renesas at the beginning was to alleviate the industry's concerns about the shortage of automotive semiconductors.

The source said that the reason for the damage of 17 equipment in the fire may be caused by soot and other materials. Due to the increase in damaged equipment, the recovery time of the production line may be extended.

The president and CEO of Renesas Electronics stated today that the Naka factory was severely damaged in the fire and it is estimated that it will take three to four months to restore production to the level before the fire.