ROHM to Acquire a Part of Renesas Shiga Factory
Kyoto, Japan – Semiconductor manufacturer ROHM Co., Ltd. (Satoshi Sawamura, President; Headquartered in Kyoto Pref.) has decided to acquire a part of Renesas Shiga factory (8-inch line) from Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
The acquisition is scheduled in February 2016 and planned to be operated by a newly established and wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM. The production line will be utilized to manufacture mainly IGBTs, MOSFETs and piezoelectric MEMS devices. ROHM regards power and sensor devices as one of the four growth engines and is currently developing SiC, IGBT and MEMS products. In light of expanding power and sensor device markets, ROHM will utilize the Shiga Factory as the main production site of power semiconductors and piezoelectric MEMS devices so as to meet strong future demands.