Toshiba International is employing a new strategy for its discrete semiconductor products in response to a changing business environment.
Toshiba’s primary objective is to provide discrete devices in growth markets ensuring stable business expansion in a changing environment where markets for smartphone, tablet PC, wireless base stations and data centres are expanding, automobiles are becoming more intelligent, new energy sources are expanding, and energy efficiency is prioritised in industry.
Small-signal device and OPTO device
Toshiba’s small-signal and OPTO devices continue to be highly in demand, having led the global market for four consecutive years. Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (TST), which moved location after the Thai floods, is operating at full capacity. Toshiba aims for further productivity improvements from TST’s expansion as it expands the product line-up in high value-added areas, mainly in the industrial market.
Toshiba is focussed on MOSFETs and will support customers by ensuring performance, quality and supply capacity to meet industrial market requirements in China, as well as from strong Japanese automotive manufacturers. Having already won orders for next-generation automotive products, Toshiba will continue to advance the capacity of the 200mm line in Kaga Toshiba Electronics.
Toshiba will also launch SiC devices for high voltage and high frequency fields, GaN power devices for super high frequency fields, and applied GaN on Si technology for white LEDs.
Toshiba’s Discrete Semiconductor Business will anticipate future demands to achieve business growth in the global market.