Three converging factors are creating strong demand for Kyocera's organic semiconductor packages and crystal device packages. Smart vehicles are expanding the need for automotive cameras and high-performance processors used in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. New communications infrastructures, including fifth-generation (5G) base stations and datacenters, are being deployed worldwide. In addition, the rising trend toward digitalization is expanding demand for electronic products ranging from personal computers and smartphones to consumer goods, industrial automation, and others.
Kyocera will open the new facility in October 2023 to serve these growing trends, aiming for a 4.5-fold increase in production capacity for organic packages at the Sendai Plant Campus, as well as a substantial increase in capacity for crystal device packages.
Architect's rendering of the new facility (Plant No.23)
Kyocera will contribute to the community by stimulating economic development in Kagoshima, creating new employment opportunities through expanded production of semiconductor components in response to global demand.
■ Outline of New Facility
|Plant No.23 at Kyocera’s Kagoshima Sendai Campus
|2310-10 Taki-cho, Satsumasendai-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
|Approximately 62.5 billion yen (approx. 488 million U.S. dollars)
|12,380 m2 (133,257 f2), steel construction, 6 stories
|65,530 m2 (705,359 f2)
|Construction to begin May 2022
Facility to open October 2023
|Organic packages, crystal device packages
|Expected production level
|Approximately 33 billion yen (approx. 258 million U.S. dollars) per year (April 2024-March 2025）