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Renesas Looks to Resurrect Chip Production in Japan

Shuttered fab will reopen to manufacture power electronics devices on 300mm wafers.
Renesas Kofu fab
Renesas' Kofu Factory (Source: Renesas)

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake? 
Renesas is upping its stakes in power electronics at a time when all suppliers are beefing up production capacity. At stake is Renesas’ future. Can its use of 300mm wafers create enough of an edge to restore its manufacturing clout? More important, where is Renesas’ long-term plan to address the future of power electronics namely, SiC and GaN? 

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