Renesas officially re-opens Kofu 300mm power fab

Renesas officially re-opens Kofu 300mm power fab

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By Nick Flaherty

Renesas Electronics has officially re-opened its Kofu Factory in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan following its conversion to 300mm operation.

The 300mm Kofu fab aims to double the Renesas production capacity for IGBTs and other products in 2025, doubling the current production capacity for power semiconductors in anticipation of the growing demand in electric vehicles (EVs).

The Kofu Factory previously operated both 150mm and 200mm wafer fabrication lines under Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas, but ceased operations in October 2014. 

Renesas made the decision to re-open the factory in May 2022 as a 300mm wafer fab with a Y90bn ($600m) investment in 2022. The fab has a clean room of up to 18,000 square meters.

“We are proud to announce a remarkable achievement of the Kofu Factory. After its closure in 2014, the Kofu Factory has gone through a transformation and emerged as a dedicated 300-mm wafer fab for power semiconductors, exactly a decade later,” said Hidetoshi Shibata, President and CEO of Renesas. 

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to the local governments of Yamanashi Prefecture, Kai City and Showa Town as well as the plant construction companies, equipment vendors, outsourcing and other partner companies. The power semiconductors produced at the Kofu Factory will help maximize the effective use of electricity, which will be in significant demand as EVs and AI continue to proliferate and advance.”


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