Toshiba Finishes Construction of State-of-the-Art 300-Millimeter Wafer Plant for Power Semiconductors

Toshiba Electronics & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) marked a significant milestone today with the completion ceremony of its new 300-millimeter power semiconductor wafer production facility and office complex, located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. This facility, managed by Kaga Toshiba Electronics Corporation, a key entity within the Toshiba Group, represents the culmination of Phase 1 of Toshiba’s extensive investment program.

The newly completed construction lays the groundwork for Toshiba to commence equipment installation, paving the way for mass production slated to begin in the latter half of fiscal 2024. Upon achieving full operational capacity in Phase 1, Toshiba’s production capability for power semiconductors, predominantly MOSFETs and IGBTs, is projected to increase by 2.5 times compared to levels set in 2021, when the investment initiative was conceived. The decision to proceed with Phase 2 will be contingent upon market dynamics and demand trends.

This state-of-the-art production facility not only underscores Toshiba’s commitment to operational resilience but also aligns with its Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Engineered with an earthquake-resistant structure and redundant power supply systems, the facility is poised to mitigate operational risks effectively. Furthermore, the site’s energy needs will be entirely fulfilled by electricity generated from renewable sources, including solar panels installed on the facility’s roof, following an onsite Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model.

Harnessing the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), Toshiba aims to enhance product quality and production efficiency. The company anticipates receiving financial support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry to subsidize certain expenses related to the production facilities.

Power semiconductors play a pivotal role in power supply and control, serving as indispensable components for enhancing the energy efficiency of various electrical devices. With the global transition toward e-mobility and the automation of industrial processes, sustained growth in demand for power semiconductors is anticipated over the long term. Leveraging the new production facility, Toshiba is poised to significantly ramp up wafer production, further contributing to climate neutrality efforts.

Kaga Toshiba Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Nomi-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, has been a cornerstone of Toshiba’s operations since its establishment in December 1984. Under the leadership of President and Representative Director Satoshi Aida, the company’s workforce of 1,150 employees (as of March 31, 2024) specializes in the manufacturing of discrete semiconductors, including power semiconductors, small-signal devices, and optoelectronic devices.

For more information about Kaga Toshiba Electronics Corporation, please visit their website at (Japanese only).

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