Month: March 2021

Renesas Says Fire-Hit Chip Plant to Restart By Mid-April

Renesas May Complete Naka Plant Inspections Early

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Renesas Electronics Corp. said production at a semiconductor factory hit by a fire is on track to resume by mid-April, welcome news from one of the top providers of automotive chips amid a global shortage.

One of the company’s most advanced lines at its plant in Naka, north of Tokyo, has been halted since a fire broke out late on March 19. Production will resume after about a month, as Renesas had previously projected, Chief Executive Officer Hidetoshi Shibata said at a briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday.

A recovery to full production may take 100 days, he said, though progress in the damaged clean room is ahead of schedule. About three-quarters of the work in progress was undamaged by the fire, he added.

“We are increasingly confident in our chances of achieving the goal,” Shibata said in the online briefing.

Booming demand for laptops,

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2022 Honda Civic sedan leaked in new spy photos

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Spy Photo 03

The new Civic sedan is a real looker.


Civic XI Forum

Here’s another good look at the upcoming 2022 Honda Civic. With all the leaks and spy photos circulating of late, the redesigned version of this ever-popular small car is one of the worst kept secrets in the automotive business these days. Fresh photos of the sedan model were shared on the Civic XI Forum last week.

The reworked 2022 Civic is shown off in two colors: one is said to be Platinum White and the other Lunar Silver, though both hues look pretty similar in the dim light of these spy shots. This crop of new Civics appears to be strapped to the back of a car hauler, likely leaving a manufacturing plant in Japan.

As we’ve seen in other spy photos of the new Civic and as presaged by the prototype model that was unveiled late last

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Car Insurance for High Risk Drivers in Kentucky

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), accidents — including car accidents — are the fourth-leading cause of death in Kentucky. In fact, Kentucky ranks third in the entire United States for one of the most accident-prone states in the country. With such a high prevalence of automotive accidents occurring in the state, many Kentucky residents may find themselves on insurance carriers’ high-risk driver list, making it harder for them to obtain car insurance coverage.

Bankrate defines high-risk drivers as those who have either been found at-fault for causing an accident, have at least one speeding ticket, have a DUI conviction or have had a lapse in insurance coverage. Car insurance rates for high-risk drivers in Kentucky can be much higher than for drivers with a clean history; however, there are plenty of affordable options and actions that drivers can take to help reduce their monthly premium.

Rates for

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As new cars get more technologically advanced and more expensive, new car leasing has gotten more popular. However, if you’ve never done it before, leasing a car can seem confusing.

It doesn’t have to be. A new car lease is simply another way of borrowing money to pay for a car. There are two main differences between a car lease and a car loan: how much of the car’s value you borrow and what happens at the end of the lease or loan term.

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