01 Sep 2021 -

Factory shutdowns continue to plague MLCC production

DRAM components

Murata Manufacturing had to close a key plant in Japan following the outbreak of a COVID cluster, raising concerns about a potential shortage of electronic components that are used in everything from smartphones and appliances to cars and datacentres.

The Nikkei Asia report pointed out that the Murata Echizen factory found the first confirmed Covid-19 case on August 3, resulting in the temporary suspension of some production lines. The epidemic gradually got out of control in the next half month. As of August 24, a total of 98 cases had been confirmed, and the company has therefore decided to suspend operations.

Murata said it planned to used existing stocks of capacitors and output from factories elsewhere to make up for lost production from the Echizen factory. As for the impact of the shutdown on supply, Murata said it is still investigating.

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