Toshiba Shares Its Investment Plan For Power Management Chips

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
  • Power management chips are crucial in many modern electronic devices, including servers, mobile phones, automobiles, etc.
  • Toshiba’s commitment to its power management chip business is evident in its investment of $1.13 billion in early 2022

In order to expand its production lines to manufacture power management chips, Toshiba has planned to invest 125 billion yen, or about $175 million.

Toshiba is set to make a substantial investment of $175 million, aiming to double its manufacturing capacity for power management chips. Toshiba views these chips as an “immediate profit driver” and has ambitious plans to achieve an operating income margin of at least 10% for its power management chip unit.

Power management chips are crucial in many modern electronic devices, including servers, mobile phones, automobiles, etc. These chips regulate and optimise power distribution within the electronic systems they are integrated into, performing various tasks.

- Advertisement -

Among the chips produced by Toshiba is a type known as eFuses, designed to safeguard a device’s components from sudden power surges. These eFuses incorporate transistors that can interrupt the flow of electricity to a subsystem if voltage levels become too high. Toshiba claims that this technology enables faster repair times compared to traditional fuses.

Additionally, Toshiba’s power management chips excel in other applications. They are capable of DC to DC conversion, a process that involves converting the battery’s electrical output into a more compatible voltage with the device’s other components. Furthermore, these chips help stabilise voltage fluctuations, ensuring a system operates efficiently.

Toshiba’s commitment to its power management chip business is evident in its investment of $1.13 billion in early 2022. As part of this initiative, the company announced plans for a dedicated chip manufacturing facility, equipped with state-of-the-art 300-millimeter silicon wafers to enhance manufacturing efficiency.

Japan Industrial Partners recently acquired Toshiba in a $14 billion deal, bringing a substantial semiconductor business and a diverse range of other assets, including laptops, smart home appliances, and elevators. The acquisition also included Toshiba’s 40.6% stake in Kioxia Holdings Corp., a leading flash chip manufacturer. Kioxia, originally a Toshiba subsidiary that pioneered flash technology in 1980, operates chip fabrication facilities in collaboration with Western Digital Technologies Inc., its primary research and development partner.

- Advertisement -

Related Artcles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Exclusive

Six Steps To Building Better Business Assets

0
In the journey of asset-building, solving good problems trumps battling bad ones. Dive into six essential steps for building and leveraging effective assets—the game-changer...

India’s Solar Capacity Installation Down By 44.1%, Delayed Projects To Add To 2024 Installations

0
Large-scale solar installations saw a notable decline of 50.8% YoY to 5.8 GW from 11.7 GW in 2022, constituting 77.2% of the annual capacity...

Infineon Technologies Sells Manufacturing Sites To ASE

0
This strategic move aims to balance in-house and external manufacturing for profitable growth, leveraging mutual synergies between the companies to drive industry growth and...

Buzz

Bajaj Auto And Magna Increase Their Ownership In Yulu

0
Returning investors Bajaj Auto and Magna have invested $19.25 million in shared electric mobility company Yulu as part of a Series B round of...

BIWIN And Lenovo Collaborate To Launch SSDs In India

0
Lenovo SSDs deliver high-performance storage solutions catering to both consumer and business needs. BIWIN has partnered with Lenovo to introduce the latest Lenovo-branded SSDs in...

IIT Guwahati And Edurade Launch India’s Largest Remote Pilot Training Program

0
This first-of-its-kind training program is specifically designed for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and other officers, aiming to modernise the operations of the armed forces.  The...

Important Sectors

India’s Solar Capacity Installation Down By 44.1%, Delayed Projects To Add To 2024 Installations

0
Large-scale solar installations saw a notable decline of 50.8% YoY to 5.8 GW from 11.7 GW in 2022, constituting 77.2% of the annual capacity...

Bajaj Auto And Magna Increase Their Ownership In Yulu

0
Returning investors Bajaj Auto and Magna have invested $19.25 million in shared electric mobility company Yulu as part of a Series B round of...

IIT Guwahati And Edurade Launch India’s Largest Remote Pilot Training Program

0
This first-of-its-kind training program is specifically designed for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and other officers, aiming to modernise the operations of the armed forces.  The...

Servotech Secures Order For 1500 DC Fast EV Chargers From HPCL And OEMs

0
Servotech Power Systems Ltd. secures a significant order for 1500 DC fast EV chargers from HPCL and other OEMs, valued at 102 crores, to...

CIL Announces 3GW Solar Projects, Aims For 5GW RE Addition

0
CIL is laying the groundwork for its 5 GW renewable energy goal. Coal India Limited (CIL) has announced its plans to set up 3 gigawatts...

Manufacturing

Applied Ventures Funds VVDN Technologies

0
The investment demonstrates Applied Ventures' dedication to promoting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship within the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing sectors. Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital...

Haryana EV-CO To Manufacture L3, L5 EVs At New Plant

0
The EV maker is self-funded and operates a modern manufacturing facility with cutting-edge technology and equipment. It specializes in producing two and three-wheelers, with...
Sona Comstar

Sona Comstar: First Indian Auto Supplier With PLI Certification

0
Sona Comstar, a leading EV traction motor manufacturer in India, receives PLI certification for its electric two-wheeler traction motor. Sona BLW Precision Forgings, commonly known...

Indian Manufacturers To Get Chinese Mobile Production Orders

0
Dixon has secured an order from Oppo for making phones, with an order size of around 5-6 lakh units per month.  Chinese firms have finally...

VinFast To Begin Construction Of TN Factory On Feb 25

0
The collaboration between VinFast and the Tamil Nadu Government commenced with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 6, 2024. This...