TOSHIBA has unveiled its discrete semiconductor products strategy to deal with the changing business environment.
According to Toshiba, markets for smartphone, tablet PC, wireless base stations and data centers are expanding, automobile are becoming more intelligent, and there is greater emphasis on new energy sources.
Toshiba also observed that small signal and OPTO devices are seeing strong demand since last year, with all of its manufacturing sites running at full capacity.
To extend its lead, Toshiba plans to further improve productivity by expanding its facility in Thailand, and expanding the product range in high value added areas, mostly covering the industrial market.
In the power devices business, Toshiba's focus product is MOSFETs, which Toshiba expects to be in heavy demand on the back of the industrial market in China and automotive manufacturers in Japan.
To support the next generation automotive market, Toshiba will continue to advance the capacity of the 200mm line in Kaga Toshiba Electronics.
Toshiba has also said it will launch up SiC devices for high voltage and high frequency field, GaN power devices for super high frequency filed, applied GaN on Si technology for white LED.