Kioxia Corporation Begins Construction of New Manufacturing Facility at Kitakami Plant | national company

KITAKAMI, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 5, 2022–

Kioxia Corporation, the global leader in memory solutions, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility (Fab2) at its Kitakami plant in Iwate Prefecture. , in Japan. Using state-of-the-art AI-based manufacturing, the new facility will aid in the eventual expansion of production of its proprietary BiCS FLASH TM 3D flash memory at the Kitakami plant. Construction of the Fab2 facility is expected to be completed in 2023.

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The Fab2 facility will have an earthquake-resistant structure and an environmentally friendly design that uses energy-efficient manufacturing equipment and renewable energy sources. In addition, an administrative building will be constructed to house control management and technical services in response to the increase in staff.

“As a memory leader, this Fab2 factory will become Kioxia’s key manufacturing hub to produce our memory products at scale. We plan to introduce automated factory transfers and advanced production control to make Fab2 a truly world-class smart manufacturing factory,” said Nobuo Hayasaka, President and CEO of Kioxia. “Fab2 will be able to intelligently coordinate and optimize its production with Fab1 at the Kitakami plant as well as with our fabs at the Yokkaichi plant, enabling the company to quickly seize opportunities in the growing market for Memory.”

As part of its mission to elevate the world with memory, Kioxia is focused on developing initiatives to strengthen the competitiveness of its memory and SSD business, which it has grown over the past 35 years since the invention of NAND flash memory in 1987. Kioxia remains committed to creating and sustainable growth through timely capital investments that meet growing market demand.

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About Kioxia

Kioxia is a global leader in memory solutions, dedicated to the development, production and sale of flash memory and solid state drives. In April 2017, its predecessor Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. Kioxia is committed to elevating the world with memory by offering products, services and systems that create a choice for customers and based on memory. value for society. Kioxia’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH™, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers.

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