14 Nov Fujifilm to launch a new plant for advanced semiconductor materials in Taiwan

Fujifilm to launch a new plant for advanced semiconductor materials in Taiwan

Expanding production and reinforcing customer support

November 14, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that its semiconductor business subsidiary, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Co., Ltd. (President: Keiji Mihayashi; hereinafter “FFEM”), will launch the operation of its third plant in Taiwan (Tainan Plant) in late November. The company built the plant in the City of Tainan for advanced semiconductor materials, to expand its production in Taiwan. The Tainan Plant starts with the production of developing solutions, and will gradually expand its range of production items.

FFEM established FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Taiwan Co., Ltd. in Taiwan’s Hsinchu County in 1996 to start local production of developing solutions and it has expanded its production items to include photoresists*, CMP slurries** and image sensor materials***. In 2014, the second plant (Hsinchu), producing cutting-edge NTI*4 developers, went operational in a bid to address the ever-expanding demand for advanced semiconductor materials in Taiwan, which has achieved rapid growth as one of Asia’s semiconductor production centers.

The Tainan Plant has been built in Science Park, Tainan City, Taiwan, home to numerous semiconductor foundries that boast large market share globally. Taking advantage of its close proximity to customers’ sites, the company strives to boost its customer-support capability and shorten its supply chain. By having multiple production sites including the Tainan Plant, FFEM plans to establish a risk-distributed production structure to ensure a stable supply of advanced semiconductor materials.
FFEM now adds the Tainan Plant