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Fukushima quake shows chipmaker Renesas value of resilience

The company continuously hones disaster planning for supply-chain resilience

Renesas thoroughly reworked its business continuity plan in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in 2011.

TOKYO -- Renesas Electronics' Naka factory in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. A decade on, the "Renesas Shock," that crippled the automotive chipmaker and brought global auto production to a halt, is still fresh in the minds of employees and executives.

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