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DNP to build photomask plant in Taiwan

Posted: 24 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DNP? photomask factory? 65nm? 45nm?

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd (DNP) will establish a photomask plant in Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. The facility will manufacture 45nm and 65nm photomasks for the Asian market.

Upon securing permission on August 2006 to enter the Hsinchu Science Park, DNP has established DNP Photomask Technology Taiwan Co. Ltd, and forged ahead with preparations for the construction of the new factory.

DNP will invest $164 million in the building, manufacturing facilities and incidental equipment. Construction will begin in April with the facility set to commence operations from May 2008.

DNP expects mass production will start from September 2008. The company is eyeing sales of $41 million in the first six months, and $98 million annually beginning April 2009.

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