Tosoh Quartz Corporation Responds to Surging Global Semiconductor Demand with a New Facility at Its Yonezawa Factory

Tokyo, Japan— Tosoh Quartz Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tosoh Corporation headquartered in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, announced, that it will construct a new manufacturing facility at its Yamagata-based Yonezawa Factory. The new facility is Tosoh Quartz Corporation’s response to the global expansion of the semiconductor market and is expected to be in operation in February 2019. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2018 and will cost approximately 4 billion yen.

The global semiconductor market has expanded in recent years because of such factors as increasing storage capacity of smartphones and heightened demand from data centers. Sharp rises in demand are forecast for semiconductors for IoT-enabled devices and for AI applications. Demand for semiconductors for in-vehicle systems is also expected to grow with advancements made in electric vehicle and autonomous-driving technologies.

When completed, Tosoh Quartz Corporation’s new facility will enable it and the Tosoh Group to meet the expanding demand for semiconductors equipment parts worldwide. The new facility will feature the latest equipment and a floor area of 3,900 square meters. The facility will contribute to a supply structure capable of handling the growth in demand. It, in turn, will strengthen the profitability of Tosoh’s Advanced Materials Division, of which Tosoh Quartz Corporation is a part.

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Yonezawa Factory

Tosoh Quartz Corporation

Date of Establishment:
October 1936
Location: Yamagata Prefecture, Yamagata City
Business: Manufacturing, processing and sales of quartz glass products

About Tosoh Quartz, Inc.

About the Supplier: Tosoh Quartz, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of quartz glass products for use by the semiconductor industry in the manufacture of integrated circuits. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been operating in Portland, Oregon, since 1970 and in Durham, England, since 1993, and is a member of Tosoh Corporation’s Advanced Materials Division, which includes Tosoh Quartz Corporation (Japan), Tosoh Quartz Co., Ltd.(Taiwan), Tosoh SMD, Inc. (United States, Korea, Taiwan, China), Tosoh Speciality Materials Corporation (Japan) and Tosoh SGM Corporation (Japan).

Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people. Since its founding in 1935, Tosoh has built balanced product lines of commodity chemicals for industry and of specialty products for niche markets. Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.