TEL Expands Capacity to Meet Expected Huge Demand

The rising demand in the semiconductor market has prompted Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) to expand its facilities. Accordingly, it will construct a new development building at its Koshi Office in Japan’s Kumamoto through its subsidiary in Kyushu.

This as TEL expects robust growth in the semiconductor market as the shift toward a digital society gains momentum even further.

Completion image of new building (front view)

Complements Market Expansion

Progress in patterning technology has been driving innovations. As a result, the company expects this to fuel the growth prospects of its products developed and manufactured by TEL at its Kyushu plant.

The planned construction of the new building will enable TEL to handle many technology development projects. Evidently, this will respond to the expansion of the market and the diversification of technological needs. In addition, the new plant will also facilitate timely delivery of products and will contribute to the company’s sustainable medium- to long-term growth.

Completion image of new building (top view)

TEL is eying to start the construction of the building in spring of 2023 with completion expected in fall 2024.

With an approximate cost of ¥30 billion (US$242.31 million), the new building will approximately have 24,200sq.m, with total of three floors. Primarily, the new building will develop semiconductor manufacturing equipment, including coater and surface preparation systems.