Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced an update regarding production capacity recovery following the occurrence of a fire on March 19, 2021 at part of the processes in the N3 Building (300mm line) of Naka Factory.

Renesas stated that the production capacity of the N3 Building which resumed operation on April 17 has recovered to 88% as of the end of May in comparison to the production capacity before the occurrence of the fire.

The procurement of manufacturing equipment damaged by the fire has been completed for all necessary equipment to return to pre-fire production capacity. The last equipment, the CMP equipment, was delivered on May 27 and the start-up of the equipment is scheduled to complete by mid-June. Promptly thereafter, Renesas aims for the production capacity to return to 100% of the pre-fire levels.

On the supply side, Renesas said that alternative production is contributing to Renesas’ manufacturing as planned.