Expanding production capacity for SiC power devices: ROHM completes acquisition of new production site

November 7th, 2023

ROHM has completed the acquisition of the assets of Solar Frontier’s former Kunitomi Plant located in Japan, on November 7, 2023, based on its basic agreement signed with Solar Frontier.

The Plant will be operated by LAPIS Semiconductor, a subsidiary of the ROHM Group, as its Miyazaki Plant No.2. It will become the Group's main production site for SiC power devices and is aiming to start operation during 2024.

The ROHM Group will continue to strengthen its production capacity in accordance with its Medium-Term Management Plan while keeping abreast of market conditions, and will also thoroughly enhance its BCM system to ensure a stable supply of products to customers.

LAPIS Semiconductor second Miyazaki plant
Outline of Miyazaki Plant No.2
Location 1815 Taziri, Kunitomi-cho, Higashimorokata-gun, Miyazaki, Japan
Site area Approximately 400,000m2
Total floor area Approximately 230,000m2
Acquisition price Not disclosed
Acquisition date November 7, 2023

*Solar Frontier plans to continue to use part of the site and buildings as its business office (lease).

*The previous announcement on July 12, 2023
Expanding production capacity for SiC power devices: ROHM will acquire new production site