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Press Information: Kyocera plans to build its largest manufacturing facility in Japan to increase the production of semiconductor components

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Kyocera to Build its Largest Plant in Japan, Increasing Production of Semiconductor Components

Expanded Sendai Plant Campus in Kagoshima will meet increasing demand for semiconductor packages powering ADAS, sensor cameras, 5G and more

Kyoto/London, 05. May 2022. Kyocera Corporation (hereinafter “Kyocera;�?? President: Hideo Tanimoto) today announced a plan to build the largest manufacturing facility it has ever operated in Japan, expanding production capacity for components including organic semiconductor packages and crystal device packages. A signing ceremony held April 20, 2022 was attended by Kagoshima Governor Koichi Shiota, Satsumasendai City Mayor Ryoji Tanaka, and Kyocera officials. Construction is scheduled to begin next month at the company’s Sendai Plant Campus in Kagoshima.

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.

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
Total investment
Approximately 62.5 billion yen (approx. 488 million U.S. dollars)
Building footprint
12,380 m² (133,257 f²), steel construction, 6stories
Total area
65,530 m² (705,359 f²)
Construction plan
Construction to begin May 2022
Facility to open October 2023
Production items
Organic packages, crystal device packages
Expected production level
Approximately 33 billion yen (approx. 258 million U.S. dollars) per year (April 2024-March 2025)

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About Kyocera
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, KYOCERA Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine ceramic components for the technology industry. The strategically important divisions in the KYOCERA Group, which is comprised of 298 subsidiaries (as of March 31, 2021), are information and communications technologies, products which increase quality of life, and environmentally friendly products. The technology group is also one of the most experienced producers of smart energy systems worldwide, with more than 45 years of know-how in the industry. The company is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000�?? listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

With a global workforce of over 83.000 employees, Kyocera posted sales revenue of approximately €13,42 billion in fiscal year 2021/2022. The products marketed by the company in Europe include printers, digital copying systems, semiconductor-, fine ceramic-, automotive- and electronic components as well as printing devices and ceramic kitchen products. The KYOCERA Group has two independent companies in the United Kingdom: KYOCERA Fineceramics Ltd. and KYOCERA Document Solutions Ltd.

The company also takes an active interest in cultural affairs. The Kyoto Prize, a prominent international award, is presented each year by the Inamori Foundation — established by Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori — to individuals worldwide who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind (approximately €763,000* per prize category).

*Date of Survey: June 18th, 2021

KYOCERA Fineceramics Ltd.
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