Jun 1, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- MinebeaMitsumi recently announced that it will expand its semiconductor manufacturing capacity in Chitose, Hokkaido, and plans to triple the production capacity of IGBTs for power control by 2024 compared to 2021.

MinebeaMitsumi's Chitose factory was formerly known as Hitachi, with a total construction area of 36,500 square meters. At present, the factory mainly produces analog semiconductor devices, with a monthly production capacity of about 40,000 6-inch wafers.

MinebeaMitsumi aims to increase sales of its analog semiconductor business from 79 billion yen in the fiscal year ending March 2023 to 114 billion yen in the fiscal year ending March 2026.

MinebeaMitsumi said current production capacity is insufficient to meet demand. As of 2021, the IGBT production capacity was 10,000 pieces per month based on 6-inch wafers. By around 2024, the company plans to increase its monthly production capacity to about 30,000 6-inch wafers.