Kyocera Eyes New Smart Factory Site in Japan

Kyocera Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire about 37 acres of land for a new smart factory at the Minami Isahaya Industrial Park in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture. Moreover, to mark the feat, the company held signing ceremony recently graced by Kyocera Corporation President Hideo Tanimoto. In addition, Kengo Oishi, Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture, and Yukishige Okubo, Mayor of Isahaya City also graced the event.

Artist’s rendering: Nagasaki Isahaya Plant (tentative)

Rising Demands, New Trends

Kyocera, which is reinvesting in its existing factories both in Japan and abroad, earlier thought the rising market demand will require additional production capabilities. As a result, it decided to build the new smart factory plant. The land purchase agreement included a developed site of about 14 acres, where construction will begin in October 2023, and another 23-acre pre-developed site that Kyocera plans to acquire in 2024.

In the electronics industry, demand for components continues to keep rising alongside such trends as miniaturization, advancing semiconductor technology, and the growing functionality of smartphones and other communications devices. Moreover, the expansion of 5G base stations and data centers, and the proliferation of new automotive innovations including ADAS and electric vehicle (EV) technologies contributed to the rise in demand.

To meet this, Kyocera is designing the new factory to produce fine ceramic components used in semiconductor-related applications as well as semiconductor packages, aiming for it to begin production in 2026.

Kyocera will continue developing its business to contribute to the local community by revitalizing the economy of Nagasaki Prefecture and creating new employment opportunities.