TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese automotive chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp said on Wednesday it will take three days longer than expected to bring its key Naka semiconductor plant back to normal operations after a powerful quake hit northeast Japan last week.
“We expect to reach close to full pre-earthquake production capacity on March 26,” the company said in statement. It had estimated that the plant, which is running at 50% of capacity, would be back to normal by Wednesday.
Two other chip factories that shut down after the quake on March 16 have restored output, it added.
(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
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