Kioxia begins the construction of its Fab2 fabrication facility at its Kitakami Plant

KIOXIA is getting ready to expand its NAND production rate

Kioxia begins the construction of its Fab2 fabrication facility at its Kitakami Plant

Kioxia has broken ground on a new NAND producing facility at their Kitakami Plant

Kioxia has confirmed that they have broken ground on a new semiconductor manufacturing facility at their Kitakami manufacturing site, confirming that they plan to for construction of the new facility to be completed in 2023.

This new facility is designed to contribute to a possible expansion in manufacturing capacity for Kioxia's 3D BiCS NAND, with the facility being designed to be earthquake absorbing and environmentally friendly. The facility will be created to use energy efficient machinery and make use of renewable energy sources.

Kioxia's Fab2 site at their Kitakami plant will allow the company to increase the scale of its memory production and explore opportunities that increase the company's production capacity at their other sites. Their Fab2 site will use automated in-facility transfer solution and advanced production control mechanisms to optimise its production, improvements that could be implemented on other sites in the future.

Below is Kioxia's Press Release on their new Fab2 semiconductor manufacturing facility in Kitakami.

Kioxia begins the construction of its Fab2 fabrication facility at its Kitakami Plant

Press Release - Kioxia Corporation Commences Construction of New Fabrication Facility at Kitakami Plant

Kioxia Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab2) at its Kitakami Plant in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Utilizing AI-based cutting-edge manufacturing, the new facility will contribute towards possible expansion of production of its proprietary 3D flash memory BiCS FLASH at the Kitakami Plant. Construction of the Fab2 facility is scheduled to be completed in 2023. The Fab2 facility will have an earthquake-absorbing structure and environmentally friendly design that utilizes advanced energy saving manufacturing equipment and renewable energy sources. In addition, an administration building will be constructed to accommodate the control management and technical departments in response to the increased staff.

"As a leader in memory, this Fab2 facility will become Kioxia's key manufacturing hub to produce our memory products at scale. We are planning to introduce automated in-facility transfers and advanced production control to make Fab2 a truly world-class smart fabrication facility," said Nobuo Hayasaka, President and CEO, Kioxia. "Fab2 will be able to intelligently coordinate and optimize its production with Fab1 at Kitakami Plant as well as our fabs in the Yokkaichi Plant, enabling the company to seize opportunities in the growing memory market in a timely manner." Under its mission of uplifting the world with memory, Kioxia is focused on developing initiatives to strengthen the competitiveness of its memory and SSD business, which it has developed over the past 35 years since inventing NAND flash memory in 1987. Kioxia remains committed to creating consistent and sustainable growth through timely capital investments that meet growing market demand.

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06-04-2022, 23:51:50

They plan to finish in less than 2 years? That's a good one..Quote

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