semiconductors

JSR to Establish New US Plant for Production of Semiconductor Cleaning Agents

Synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary JSR Micro Inc. has started construction on a new plant in the state of Oregon, looking through this to bolster its production capacity for cutting-edge semiconductor cleaning agents. Total investment in the project is expected to come to around $100 million, with operations slated to start up in...

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Toyoda Gosei Achieves Industry-Leading Current with Vertical GaN Power Semiconductor

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has achieved a record-high current with a newly developed vertical gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor. GaN, which is used in the semiconductor, is also a key material in blue LEDs. Power semiconductors are widely used in power converters, with this including applications in adapters and power sources for electronic devices. However, due to the characteristics...

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Totaku Grows Industrial Hose Sales on Back of Strong Semiconductor Market

Totaku Industries Inc, a specialty manufacturer of plastic hoses and pipes, has forecast a double-digit increase to its industrial hose division’s sales for fiscal 2017. Company president Kozo Toyoda said that while sales were generally robust in all areas of demand, industrial hoses have been selling particularly well in the semiconductor sector for use as duct hoses in clean rooms....

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Nitta’s Revenue and Profit Jump in First Half on Strong Semiconductor Products Demand

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) has reported a surge in revenue and profit for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. Sales rose to 36.48 billion yen ($319.79 million), up 14 percent from the same period last year, and net profit jumped 25.5 percent to 4.88 billion yen. Meanwhile, operating profit was up 15.2 percent at 2.87 billion...

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New Zeon Thermal Interface Material Sheets Offer Hope for Semiconductor Heat Issues

An advanced thermal interface material (TIM) sheet developed by Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) holds promise in helping to create an energy-efficient, smart, low-carbon economy. This potential stems from TIM’s ability to significantly reduce the temperature of semiconductors used in servers and power devices, where heat generation is a growing technical issue. Great advances in the processing power of semiconductor chips in...

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