ROHM plans to build a new factory in Chikugo(Japan) for expanding the production for SiC power components, the construction is slated for early 2019, and to put into operation at the end of 2020.

Since 2010, Rohm began the production of full SiC power modules and SiC trench MOSFETs, it was one of the first suppliers in the world wide. As reported, the new building will significantly boost ROHM’s production capacity of SiC devices (expected to be key to improving energy conservation), to meet the need for increased energy saving measures on a global scale. And going forward, the ROHM group will continue to ensure stable product supply by quickly understanding market conditions and strengthening production capacity while implementing multi-site production, inventory control, and disaster prevention activities.