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TrendForce Analysts Expect Renesas Factory Fire to Exacerbate Automotive Microcontroller Shortages

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Last Friday, March 19, a fire broke out at the Renesas factory in the Japanese city of Naka. The 300mm wafer semiconductor company mainly manufactures microcontrollers and SoCs for automotive and industrial electronics and IoT devices.

According to Renesas, the fire damaged about 5% of the ground floor area. Although the manufacturer has officially stated that it is aiming to fully restore the factory to operability within a month, TrendForce analysts expect it to take longer. The manufacturer will have to install new equipment and restore the cleanroom. According to conservative estimates of TrendForce, the factory will return to production in the same volume not earlier than in three months.

At the end of 2020, Renesas is one of the three leading suppliers of semiconductor products for automotive electronics. Although the high degree of compatibility of technical processes theoretically allows the transfer of orders to other manufacturers, including TSMC, TrendForce notes that there is practically no free capacity in the industry now. This means that the microcontroller shortage hitting the automotive industry will worsen.

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