On April 10, Renesas Electronics announced an update to the announcement regarding the occurrence of a fire on March 19, 2021 at 2:47 am at part of the processes in the N3 Building (300mm line) of its Naka Factory (located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture).
The update states that the operation of the N3 Building clean room has resumed from 9:00 pm, April 9. In addition to the cleaning of the floor, underfloor, walls and above and beyond the ceiling of the clean room, they have completed the decontamination of the clean room by replacing the air filters installed on the ceiling of the clean room.
Renesas said that about 1,600 people participated in the restoration work and they aim to resume production within one month of the occurrence of the fire as initially targeted.
After production restarts, Renesas will issue an announcement.