Sony starts operations at new fab expansion
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation has begun operations on the production lines at the new fab built on the premises of Nagasaki Technology Center in Japan, a production center owned by Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
The new fab, dubbed “Fab 5,” will be utilised for the mass production of CMOS image sensors. Nagasaki TEC serves as a production center for CMOS image sensors for smartphones, the main product line within Sony’s Imaging & Sensing Solutions business. Going forward, Sony Semiconductor Solutions plans to expand production facilities at Fab 5 in line with market trends, thereby further building out its CMOS image sensor production infrastructure, a press release reads. The new Fab 5 offers the company a total floor area of approximately 48'000 square metres, with a total clean room area of 10'000 square metres (made up by two separate sections of 5'000 square metres on two floors).