I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all stakeholders for your continued support and patronage.In recent years, industry, society and the lives of the public have been significantly affected by a series of challenges. These include natural disasters caused by climate change; the spread of infection; geopolitical risks-typified by trade frictions and international conflicts̶and the human rights issues they engender. On the other hand, in order to build a strong and resilient society in which economic activities do not stop under such circumstances, various efforts are underway, including the implementation of ICT (information and communication technology) and decarbonization to preserve the global environment. All of these efforts require semiconductor evolution.
Meanwhile, the transition to a data-driven society is progressing at an unprecedented speed, and digital technologies are now used furthermore: IoT, AI and 5G are becoming more widespread, industries are growing smarter, autonomous driving is evolving, and the much-hyped generative AI and VR (Virtual Reality) is seeing real-world applications. For semiconductors, which are supporting the core of this shift, expectations for technological innovations such as larger capacity, higher speed, superior reliability and lower power consumption are limitless. The semiconductor market exceeded US$500 billion for the first time in 2021 and is expected to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030, more than double the current market. And we expect the semiconductor production equipment market in which we operate to grow even further. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our founding this year, we have formulated a new Vision to become “A company filled with dreams and vitality that contributes to technological innovation in semiconductors.” We aim for medium- to long-term profit expansion and continuous corporate value enhancement by utilizing our expertise to continuously create high value-added leading-edge equipment and technical services. Our corporate growth is enabled by people, and our employees both create and fulfill company values. We work to realize this vision through engagement with our stakeholders.Our corporate growth is enabled by people, and our employees both create and fulfill company values. We work to realize this vision through engagement with our stakeholders.
We deeply appreciate your support for Tokyo Electron and look forward to your continued support and patronage.
- Toshiki Kawai
- Representative Director, President & CEO