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Earthquake in Japan puts at risk a fragile recovery of automotive chip supply

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Renesas has temporarily stopped production at two semiconductor plants and partially stopped output at a third production after an earthquake

Japan-based chipmaker Renesas Electronics halted some of its production on 17 March after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami in the country's northeast, causing blackouts and disrupting transportation. Renesas has stopped production temporarily at two semiconductor plants and partially stopped output at a third production after an earthquake.

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