TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and its wholly owned subsidiary Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. today announced their decision to transfer the semiconductor manufacturing equipment of the 8-inch front-end wafer fabrication line at Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Shiga Factory to ROHM Co., Ltd., and to lease to ROHM the land and buildings associated with the wafer fabrication line.
As announced in the press release, “Renesas Electronics Shows Direction of Renesas Group,” dated August 2, 2013, Renesas Electronics is proceeding with the realignment of the manufacturing facilities of its group companies in Japan in order to strengthen its financial base. As part of this process, plans called for the 8-inch wafer fabrication line at Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Shiga Factory to be consolidated within two to three years. Renesas had been looking for a purchaser for the production line once the consolidation was completed, and now an agreement has been reached with ROHM, which is in the process of bolstering its production system for products such as power semiconductors and piezoelectric MEMS devices, with the transfer scheduled to be completed in February 2016.
Outlines of the Shiga Factory and the 8-inch wafer fabrication line to be transferred:
1. Outline of Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Shiga Factory
|Name||Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Shiga Factory|
|Address||2-9-1 Seiran, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture|
2. Outline of 8-inch wafer fabrication line
|Manufacturing equipment||0.15 µm, 8-inch wafer process|
|Land||Area approx. 41,255 m2|
|Building||Area approx. 15,886 m2|
|Products manufactured||Microcontrollers, analog and power devices|
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information can be found at www.renesas.com.