Press Release2017

"Development Center" construction

Notice on "Development Center" construction

In order to further accelerate our new product development, Ferrotec Ceramics announces that we decided to build a "Development Center" in Hakusan shi, Ishikawa.

1. Scope of construction

Our Ishikawa Plant manufactures ceramic substrates for probe cards used in the wafer inspection process, which is the front-end process of semiconductor manufacturing. Advanced technologies for miniaturization and high integration used in advanced semiconductors for mobile devices and automotive require new types of ceramic substrates for probe cards.

In response to these needs, we will construct a "Development Center" at the "Yamajima Industrial Park" near our current Ishikawa Factory to develop and manufacture ceramic substrates for new probe card. We also consolidate existing development functions dispersed in the Kansai Factory in Amagasaki shi, Hyogo Prefecture and in the Ishikawa Factory to accelerate the development of new materials and new technologies, and will make it a development base to create new products.

2. Construction Overview (Data and Dates are approximate)

Construction location 1101 Mukaijimamachi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa
Site area 9,002 m2
Total floor space 1,554 m2
Construction start June, 2017
Operation start November, 2017

Development Center (Conception Picture)