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ROHM builds $126M Thai facility

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RIST? LSI? analogue power devices?

ROHM is building a new facility in Thailand in response to the increasing demand for expanding the post processing production capability of LSIs. The projectwhich will rise at ROHM Integrated Systems (Thailand) Co., Ltdis currently in the design phase. Construction is set to start in December 2014 and be completed by December 2015.

The ROHM Group has been working to strengthen production capability by updating its manufacturing equipment and increasing the total floor space at RIST by investing around $126 million to build a new 28,800m2 manufacturing facility to meet future growth. This effort is expected to increase LSI post-processing production capacity by 1.4x.

The new facility will produce analogue power devices, including motor driver and power management ICs, for the automotive and industrial markets.

New RIST building

In addition, the new building will take advantage of the ROHM Group's comprehensive Business Continuity Management (BCM) system by implementing such measures as introducing LED lighting and high efficiency AC equipment along with raising the 1st floor by 3m to guard against flooding.

The ROHM Group is also taking steps to ensure stable product supply to customers worldwideeven during a disaster or unforeseen eventfor example by continuing to further enhance production capacity to meet market needs, establishing a multi-site production system, optimising inventory management (i.e. maintaining safety stock), and making production equipment and processes more disaster-proof.

Recently, another Japanese firm, Toshiba, set a $1 billion investment budget for Southeast Asia, hoping to double its regional sales in the targeted period.

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