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Regarding the Impact of the March 11 Earthquake on Renesas Electronics Operations and Its Response to the Blackouts

Tokyo, Japan, March 14, 2011 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) has announced the impact of the earthquake in northern Japan on March 11, on Renesas Electronics Group (“the Group”) and its response to the blackout measure announced by Tokyo Electric Power Company.

Renesas Electronics intends to add details of the impact from the earthquake to its financials when confirmed information is available.

(1) Status of the Group's manufacturing sites

The Group has confirmed that seven out of 22 of its factories in Japan have temporarily shut down production. Among these factories, Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor Tsuruoka Factory is currently beginning its startup procedures to restart its manufacturing. The Group is assessing the extent of the status of the remaining six factories.

[Renesas Electronics Group's factories that are currently shutting production due to the earthquake (as of March 14, 2011, 12:00 p.m.)]

  Factory City/Prefecture
1 Renesas Northern Japan Semiconductor, Inc., Tsugaru Factory (Front-end line) Goshogawara-shi, Aomori
2 Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Tsuruoka Factory (Front-end line) Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata
3 Renesas Electronics, Naka Factory (Front-end line) Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaragi
4 Renesas Electronics, Takasaki Factory (Front-end line) Takasaki-shi, Gunma
5 Renesas Electronics, Kofu Factory (Front-end line) Kai-shi, Yamanashi
6 Renesas High Components, Inc. (Back-end line) Tsuruta-cho, Aomori
7 Renesas Northern Japan Semiconductor, Inc., Yonezawa Factory (Back-end line) Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata

(2) Response to the blackout measure

The Renesas Electronics Group's offices that will be impacted from the blackout measure announced by Tokyo Electric Power Company on March 13 are as follows:

[The Group's offices that will be impacted from the blackout measure and their countermeasure taken on March 14 and 15]

Office/Site City/Prefecture Countermeasure taken on March 14 Countermeasure taken on March 15
1 Renesas Electronics, Tamagawa Office (R&D site) Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Closed during afternoon Open (Note)
2 Renesas Electronics, Musashi Office (R&D site) Kodaira-shi, Tokyo Closed during afternoon Closed
3 Renesas Electronics, Sagamihara Office (R&D site) Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa Closed Closed
4 Renesas Electronics, Takasaki Factory (Front-end line) Takasaki-shi, Gunma Closed during afternoon Closed
5 Renesas Electronics, Naka Factory (Front-end line) Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaragi Closed Closed
6 Renesas Electronics, Kofu Factory (Front-end line) Kai-shi, Yamanashi Closed Closed
7 Renesas Micro Systems Co., Ltd. (R&D site) Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Closed during afternoon Open (Note)
8 Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor, Inc., Tokyo Device Division (Back-end line) Oume-shi, Tokyo Closed during afternoon Closed

(Note) Employees able to commute will work at the office.

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