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Renesas Speed Up Chip Volume for Test Kit for COVID-19

Renesas Electronics has reported to be delivering a synchronous boost converter solution in high volume for the first at-home COVID-19 test kits authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Renesas Renesas prioritized a steep ramp-up for this kit to meet anticipated high demand.

“We’re particularly pleased to contribute to Lucira’s important COVID-19 self-testing kit,” said Kris Rausch, Vice President of Americas Sales for the IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “As part of our corporate-wide efforts, Renesas has prioritized customers and solutions that help society battle this global pandemic.”

“Delivering the first single-use, at-home, molecular test kits for COVID-19 was a tremendous achievement of which we are extremely proud,” said Erik T. Engelson, President & CEO. “It’s a testament to our technology, as well as the dedication and speed of our team. We required the same exceptional technology and speed from our suppliers, and Renesas quickly ramped up to deliver exactly what we needed.”

Testing is a key weapon in the fight against COVID-19 with over 600 million tests administered in the United States so far this year.

The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Lucira Health, Inc., a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative and innovative infectious disease test kits, for its single-use, user-friendly Lucira™ COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit that can produce a positive or negative result at home within 30 minutes.

This is significantly faster than labs that currently take up to about seven days to generate similarly accurate test results. Lucira’s test kit is differentiated by its simple ‘swab, stir and detect’ design.

Renesas delivers key solutions that are essential in helping society deal with the current pandemic. Healthcare, air purification, air quality monitoring, networking and mobility solutions from Renesas are being employed by customers around the world to enable a “new normal.”

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