Sumco invests in capacity expansion
Japan-based manufacturer Sumco plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month.
The additional capacity - at the facility in Imari, Saga Prefecture (Japan) - is expected to come online in the first half of 2019, a press release states. Sumco aims to invest a total of JPY 43.6 billion (EUR 335 million) in 300mm silicon wafer production equipment. This - so the manufacturer - should increase the monthly production output by 110'000 wafers.