Toshiba’s New Facility to Promote Smart Factory

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has started the construction of a back-end production facility. Particularly, the new site for power semiconductors will rise at its Himeji Operations – Semiconductor in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture.

Accordingly, the new facility will start mass production in spring 2025.

Integrates Smart Factory Systems

Toshiba will promote smart factory initiatives that bring automated transportation systems into manufacturing processes. Moreover, it will also promote work efficiency through the adoption of RFIDNote tags and improve the accuracy of inventory management.

In addition, Toshiba said the new facility will integrate solar power generation systems. Thus, will source 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources, underlining Toshiba’s commitment to SDGs.

Artist’s impression of the new back-end production facility, Himeji Operations – Semiconductor

With the start of production at the new Himeji facility, Toshiba will more than double its production capacity for automotive power semiconductor production against fiscal 2022. In addition, it will also reinforce its contributions to advancing carbon neutrality.

Toshiba first announced in 2022 its intention to establish a backend facility at its Himeji operations.

Importance of Power Devices

Power devices are essential components for managing and reducing power consumption in all kinds of electronic equipment, and for saving energy. Moreover, the progress of vehicle electrification and the automation of industrial equipment will continue down the road. For that reason, Toshiba has decided to meet this demand growth with construction of the new backend facility.

Above all other products, demand for low-voltage metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs), a Toshiba focus technology.

Going forward, Toshiba will expand its power semiconductor business and boost competitiveness. Particularly, by offering high-efficiency, high-reliability products in response to fast-growing demand. At the same time, it contributes to carbon neutrality.

Established in 1982, Toshiba’s Himeji Operations – Semiconductor now employs about 1,400 employees. Its main product outputs include are discrete semiconductors, such as power semiconductors and small-signal devices.