Japanese company's expansion said to catch up to demand from Taiwanese companies on 5G optimism
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The new plant, which is said to be planned for Taiwan's high-tech hub Hsinchu, will boost capacity by 50 percent to catch up to demand from Taiwanese companies on 5G optimism, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), its big buyer in Taiwan, media reported.
The Japanese-language Nikkei reported on Monday (Aug. 17) that Mitsubishi Chemical's new facility in Hsinchu is going into production in 2021, and it will be manufacturing high-performance specialty chemical solutions needed for removing contamination during wafer processing.
Previously, Mitsubishi Chemical invested 5 billion yen (about US$47 million) to build a plant in Kaohsiung to produce a tape for semiconductor manufacturing. The plant may start operations in January 2021. [FULL STORY]