|The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G telecommunications services is fueling demand for semiconductors used in nearly everything from personal computers, smartphones, and data centers to automobiles. To respond to this acceleration in the semiconductor market, Kyocera is increasing production of high-demand fine ceramic components used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The company plans to begin production of fine ceramic components at the new No.7-1 plant in October 2022, and at the No.7-2 plant in October 2023.||
Fine ceramic components used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment
Architect's rendering of the new facilities, No.7-1 (right) and No.7-2 (left).
Kyocera expects its fine ceramic business expansion to stimulate economic development in Kagoshima Prefecture and create new employment opportunities in the community.
■Outline of New Facilities
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|Name||Plants No.7-1 & 7-2 at Kyocera's Kagoshima Kokubu Plant Campus|
|Address||1002-1 Kokubukamikogawa, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan|
|Total investment||Approximately 11 billion yen (approx. 97 million U.S. dollars)|
|Building footprint||No.7-1: 5,174 m2 (55,692 f2), steel construction, 2 stories
No.7-2: 6,996 m2 (75,304 f2), steel construction, 6 stories
|Total area||No.7-1: 10,120 m2 (108,931 f2) ／ No.7-2： 37,497 m2 (403,614 f2)|
|Construction plan||No.7-1: Construction to begin November 2021
Facility to open October 2022
No.7-2: Construction to begin November 2021
Facility to open October 2023
|Production items||Fine ceramic components for semiconductor manufacturing equipment used in IoT, 5G telecommunications and other applications|
|Expected production level||Approximately 3.4 billion yen (approx. 30 million U.S. dollars) per year (April 2023-March 2024）|