ON Semiconductor To Explore Sale Of Niigata Manufacturing Facility

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  • The company said that it will start searching for strategic buyers to enter into a mutually beneficial arrangement
  • The Niigata facility is an automotive-qualified facility, which meets the IATF 16949 global industry standard for quality management

ON Semiconductor Corporation has announced that it is exploring a sale of its manufacturing facility in Niigata, Japan. It added that this intended sale of Niigata facility is part of the company’s plan to optimize its manufacturing footprint and improve its focus on highly differentiated power, analog and sensor products.

The company said that it will start searching for strategic buyers to enter into a mutually beneficial arrangement. This arrangement aims to facilitate an orderly transition of products from its facility in Niigata to other facilities in its network.

Two co-located wafer fabs

The Niigata facility is an automotive-qualified facility, which meets the IATF 16949 global industry standard for quality management. The company believes that the facility is an attractive semiconductor manufacturing asset. It added that the site is run by a highly skilled and productive workforce capable of managing a large mix of technologies.

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The Niigata facility consists of two co-located wafer fabs with 215,000 square feet of clean room space, located on a 40-acre campus with 1.1 million square feet of building space. Currently, the facility supports the company’s BCD, BiCMOS, CMOS, Discrete, and Smart Discrete technologies. The company recently added a large eight-inch wafer fab in Aizu to its manufacturing footprint.

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