Announcement of New Building Construction in Kyushu

To meet the recent rise in demand in the semiconductor market, Tokyo Electron (TEL; Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Toshiki Kawai) announced today that it will construct a new development building at the Koshi Office (Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan) of Tokyo Electron in Kyushu, a manufacturing subsidiary.

As the shift toward a digital society gains momentum, the semiconductor market is expected to grow further.

Progress in patterning technology has been driving innovations, fueling the prospect of growth for products developed and manufactured by TEL in Kyushu. Construction of the new building will enable TEL to handle many technology development projects in response to the expansion of the market and the diversification of technological needs, facilitating timely delivery of products and contributing to the company’s sustainable medium- to long-term growth as well as to the advancement of society.

Construction of the new building is scheduled to start in spring 2023 for completion in fall 2024.

[Building Summary]
Location: 1-1 Fukuhara, Koshi-shi, Kumamoto
Total floor area: Approx. 24,200 m² (excluding the ancillary facility area)
Structure: Steel frame structure with a base isolation system
Number of floors: 3 (partially 4) above ground
Construction start: Spring 2023 (scheduled); Completion: fall 2024 (scheduled)
Construction cost: Approx. 30 billion yen
Purpose: Development of semiconductor manufacturing equipment including coater/developers and surface preparation systems

[Business Profile of Tokyo Electron Kyushu]
Head Office (Koshi Office): 1-1 Fukuhara, Koshi-shi, Kumamoto
Offices: Koshi, Ozu
Line of business: Development and manufacture of coater/developers, surface preparation systems, and FPD coater/developers
Completion image of new building