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Situation regarding semiconductor plant fire and product supply
January 22, 2021
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
Regarding a fire that occurred on October 20, 2020, at our semiconductor plant located in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, please be informed of the following with regard to the situation of the plant and product supply:
Situation of the plant
On October 24, 2020, the Nobeoka Fire Department declared the fire to be extinguished. The Police and Fire Departments are continuing their investigation of the site.
At the current time, there is no clear prospect for identification of the cause of the fire or for restoration of operation of the plant.
We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities to investigate the cause of the fire.
Situation of product supply
In late November 2020, we began shipping product inventory which had been stored at the plant.
We have discussed with our customers about the possibility of switching to alternative products, and requested other semiconductor manufacturers to supply such alternative products to our customers where possible.
Regarding cases where alternative products are unavailable, we are advancing preparations for substitute manufacturing.
Currently, several semiconductor manufacturers are cooperating with this endeavor regarding certain products.
We will continue to make every effort regarding identification of the cause of the fire and fulfilment of product supply.
The supply of AKM product is currently affected by the fire occurred on October 20, 2020 at our semiconductor plant located in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. Please contact your local sales representative to check the status of individual products.