Renesas Electronics invests in Kofu factory, 300mm power semiconductor production line resumes

[Introduction]May 17, 2022, Tokyo, Japan – Renesas Electronics (TSE: 6723), a global semiconductor solutions provider, announced today that it will invest 900 100 million yen, and aims to resume its 300mm power semiconductor production line in 2024.

In order to realize a decarbonized society, it is predicted that the demand for high-efficiency power semiconductors responsible for power supply and control will increase globally in the future, especially in the field of electric vehicles (EVs), which will rapidly expand. Renesas will contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society by increasing the production capacity of power semiconductors such as IGBTs. Renesas Power Semiconductor’s production capacity will double as the Kofu plant begins to resume full-scale mass production.

The Kofu Plant is affiliated to Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hitachi Naka City, Ibaraki Prefecture, President: Hidehiko Ozawa), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics. It used to have two production lines of 150mm and 200mm. This time, Renesas Electronics decided to make effective use of the existing plant at the Kofu Plant and restart the 300mm production line dedicated to power semiconductors in order to increase production capacity.

“With the vision of ‘making life easier’, Renesas Electronics aims to build a sustainable future through semiconductor products and solutions that make people’s lives easier,” said Hideri Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas Electronics. Renesas will build its largest power semiconductor production line to contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen cooperation with outsourcing partners and make capital investments of an appropriate size as needed to enhance our own production capabilities. We will ensure the necessary and sufficient supply capacity to meet the projected growth in semiconductor demand in the medium to long term.”

Based on the semiconductor development strategy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, this capital investment plan will be implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan in 2022. This investment will have little impact on Renesas Electronics’ 2022 performance. If it has a significant impact on the performance in the future, we will make a separate announcement.

Outline of Kofu Plant

● Factory name: Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Kofu Factory

● Address: 4617 Nishihachiman, Kahi City, Yamanashi Prefecture

● Clean room area: 18,000㎡

● Planned production products: IGBT, power MOSFET

Renesas Electronics invests in Kofu factory, 300mm power semiconductor production line resumes

Appearance of Kofu Factory

About Renesas Electronics Group

Renesas Electronics (TSE: 6723), technology makes life easier, is committed to creating a safer, smarter, and sustainable future. As a global microcontroller supplier, Renesas combines expertise in embedded processing, analog, power, and connectivity to provide complete semiconductor solutions. A successful product portfolio accelerates time-to-market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, empowering billions of connected smart devices to improve the way people work and live. For more information, visit Follow Renesas Electronics WeChat Official Account to discover more exciting content.

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