Valhalla, NY—Kenji Sukeno, president of Fujifilm Corporation, announced it will significantly expand facilities for the development, manufacture and quality assurance of semiconductor materials at Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S. The company will invest approximately 10 billion yen over three years, starting December 2018.
Miniaturization of semiconductor devices continues as the increasing use of AI, IoT and next-gen communication standard “5G”, as well as advances in autonomous driving technology, are expected to bring further demand for semiconductors.
Fujifilm has research, development, manufacturing and marketing bases in several countries/regions. They include Japan, the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, as well as Belgium. Moreover, these bases globally supply a broad range of cutting-edge semiconductor materials. The materials comprise photoresists, developers, CMP slurries, high-purity solvents and also image sensor materials. At each location, the company is working to provide meticulous, individually targeted support for greater customer satisfaction. This includes expansion of facilities for product development, manufacturing and quality assurance to support demand increase and performance boost for semiconductor devices.
Through this investment, Fujifilm is expanding the facilities for development, manufacturing and quality assurance of cutting-edge semiconductor materials. The FEUS facilities expanding are in Arizona and Rhode Island.
At the Arizona location, Fujifilm will construct new buildings to boost the development of CMP slurries and high-purity solvents. The new buildings will feature clean rooms and latest inspection devices. This will accelerate product development and expand the quality assurance structure. Moreover, additional investment will increase the production of CMP slurries to accommodate increasing demand.
At the Rhode Island location, the production facilities will expand to manufacture advanced NTI solvents. They will also support market needs for greater purification.