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Toyota and Nissan plan production cut from Renesas fire

Expected monthslong chip crunch sends Japanese automakers and more scrambling

A worker inspects cars at Honda Motor's plant in Yorii, Saitama Prefecture. The Renesas fire is only expected to squeeze the global chip supply further, in a blow to automakers.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With chipmaker Renesas Electronics not expected to achieve a full recovery from its recent factory fire until mid-July, Japan's largest automakers have begun bracing for long-term disruptions and potential production cuts.

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