ROHM Co., Ltd.

ROHM to Acquire a Part of Renesas Shiga Factory (8-Inch Line) for Use as Main Production Site of Power Semiconductors and Piezoelectric MEMS Devices

Press Release   •   May 21, 2015 14:00 GMT

Kyoto, Japan - Semiconductor manufacturer  ROHM Co., Ltd. (Satoshi Sawamura, President; Headquartered in Kyoto Pref.) has decided to acquire a part of Renesas Shiga factory (8-inch line) from Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Yoshiyuki Miyamoto, president; Headquartered in Ibaraki Pref.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (Hisao Sakuta, Representative Director, Chairman and CEO; Headquartered in Tokyo). The acquisition is scheduled in February 2016 and planned to be operated by a newly established and wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM. The production line will be utilized to manufacture mainly IGBTs, MOSFETs and piezoelectric MEMS devices. ROHM regards power and sensor devices as one of the four growth engines and is currently developing SiC, IGBT and MEMS products. In light of expanding power and sensor device markets, ROHM will utilize the Shiga Factory as the main production site of power semiconductors and piezoelectric MEMS devices so as to meet strong future demands.