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A factory belonging to Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas is back online after a lightning strike forced it to shut down for a week. The facility was struck during Typhoon Aere in the early morning of July 5. The strike hit a power line feeding the factory, which caused an instant voltage drop, stopped production, and …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Lightning strikes

    No matter how advanced we think our technology is, lightning will always be able to surprise us.

    1. b0llchit Silver badge

      Re: Lightning strikes

      Yes, lightning can be very enlightening when you overcome the darkness.

  2. lglethal Silver badge

    Fire, Earthquake, Typhoon, Lightning!

    OK which Exec drove their Sports car into the Mirror factory, and earned them all this bad luck? Come on hand up, who did it!

  3. Mr. V. Meldrew

    A bad situation...

    handled perfectly.

    Benjamin Franklin (June 10 1752) has a lot to answer for :)

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