Renesas Electronics announced on the 17th that it will invest 90 billion yen in the Kofu fab to produce 300mm wafer power semiconductors, which are expected to be put into production in 2024.

Renesas noted that a carbon-free society is expected to boost global demand for high-efficiency power semiconductors that provide and control electricity. In particular, the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) will rapidly increase, and Renesas will contribute to the realization of a carbon-free society by increasing the production capacity of power semiconductors such as IGBTs.

With the start of full-scale mass production at the Renesas Kofu fab, the company's power semiconductor production capacity will be doubled.

According to public information, Renesas' Kofu fab has 150mm and 200mm wafer production lines. The investment will effectively utilize the existing building at the Kofu fab to start a 300 mm wafer production line to increase the production capacity of power semiconductors.