Fuji Electric has announced plans to increase the production capacity of products that use silicon carbide (SiC), a next-generation power semiconductor, by 50 times from the 2022 level by 2026. The company expects demand for power semiconductors for electric vehicles to grow significantly in the future, and plans to actively work to expand production capacity and capture demand.

Toru Hoizumi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fuji Electric’s Semiconductor Business Headquarters, explained at a business strategy briefing, “From fiscal 2022, we will quadruple production capacity by fiscal 2023, and increase it 50 times by fiscal 2026.” Did.

Currently, SiC power semiconductors are produced at the Matsumoto Factory in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, but in order to meet the increasing demand, we plan to start mass production at the Tsugaru Factory in Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture from fiscal 2024.

In addition, Fuji Electric expects total capital investment in silicon (Si) and SiC power semiconductors to total 20.65 billion yen from 2019 to 2023. We also announced an increase of 16.5 billion yen.