ROHM Semiconductor recently announced the expansion of its electronic components factory in Kelantan, Malaysia, with a total investment of MYR 910 million (approximately $217 million).

According to the announcement, ROHM will build a new building on its existing site. With the expansion, ROHM is better able to meet the strong demand for semiconductors and drive multi-site production systems that simulate large-scale integration (LSI) and transistors.

The new building, with a total gross floor area of 29,580 square meters, is scheduled to start construction in the first quarter of 2022 and is expected to be completed in August 2023. After the new building is put into operation, ROHM's overall production capacity will be increased by about 1.5 times.