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Japan chipmaker Renesas halts plant due to fire

Supply of chips for cars at risk if facilities remain suspended for long

Renesas's Naka plant in Hitachinaka, 128 km northeast of Tokyo, is the company's main facility for producing automotive chips. 

TOKYO -- Japan's Renesas Electronics halted production at one of its main plants in Hitachinaka, northeast of Tokyo, after a fire broke out, the chipmaker said late Friday.

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