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Renesas says fire-hit chip plant to resume full production in May

Outlook follows 'cautious' restart by Japanese semiconductor maker

Renesas Electronics resumed production of semiconductors at its Naka factory on April 17. (Photo courtesy of Renesas)

TOKYO -- Renesas Electronics expects to resume full production next month at a fire-damaged factory, the Japanese chipmaker said on Monday after it made a cautious restart to output.

Carmakers have been closely tracking Renesas's plans for ramping up the factory at Naka, in Japan, after the fire exacerbated a global chip supply crunch that is spreading from automakers to consumer electronics.

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