Nov. 20, 2002 — Leuven, Belgium — JSR Micro NV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based JSR Corp., has completed construction of its newest semiconductor materials manufacturing facility in Leuven, Belgium. The facility represents an investment of 2.5 billion yen (approximately US$21 million) and is scheduled to begin production by year’s end.
The new facility will produce advanced KrF photosensitive resists with an initial capacity of 200,000 liters/year (approximately 50,000 gallons/year). The company also produces photoresist developers and has allocated space for future production of more advanced semiconductor materials.
“The completion of this facility will expand our capacity to meet increasing demands of European customers and strengthen our global business development capability,” said SR Micro NV president Seiichi Hasegawa.
The Belgian plant will be the fourth installation in the JSR group devoted to global business development of semiconductor materials. Other JSR facilities include operations in Yokkaichi, Japan; JSR Micro Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA; and JSR Micro Kyushu in Saga, Japan.
The existing plant in Belgium is scheduled to close by the end of 2004. JSR Micro NV began operations in Belgium in 1986.