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October 23, 2020
Asahi Kasei Microsystems Semiconductor Factory Fire
Asahi Kasei announced that a fire broke out at the “Nobuoka Plant”, a semiconductor factory owned by Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM). This factory produces large-scale integrated circuits (LSI) for audio equipment, home appliances and other products. The impact of the fire on the supply and performance is still unknown, and it is currently under investigation. According to Japanese media, the factory is the only LSI production base of AKM, but AKM has previously entrusted some LSI production to external companies. After the fire broke out, the factory stopped production.*
Our thoughts are with AKM, their employees and families.