Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp. reported it halted functions at its Ibaraki manufacturing facility to inspect the building’s cleanse rooms soon after a magnitude-seven.3 earthquake late Saturday.

The chipmaker has power and all utility devices is performing, but it made a decision to terminate Sunday’s generation for specific inspections of the cleanse rooms as a precaution, the company’s spokeswoman reported. It continues to be unclear when functions would resume.

The Ibaraki manufacturing facility was forced to shut down for three months soon after the 2011 earthquake, which wrecked the developing. The Renesas spokeswoman reported the developing looked high-quality, but she declined to comment on the resumption as employees have only just started inspecting the cleanse rooms.

There is a around the world lack of semiconductors amid booming demand for electronics, and some auto manufacturing strains have been introduced to a standstill as a outcome. Virus-connected provide bottlenecks have compounded the challenge, leaving chipmakers pouring billions of dollars into new plants to address the squeeze, but purchasers hope it to get worse just before it gets better.

The impression of Renesas’ halt on the present chip lack isn’t nevertheless recognised. A Renesas manufacturing facility in Kumamoto arrived back again within just times soon after a quake in 2016, and caught up on generation delays.