Canon hiking investments for SED production

April 20, 2007 – Canon Anelva Corp., a provider of manufacturing equipment for semiconductors and display panels, plans to boost production capacity at its Fuji factory, Yamanashi Prefecture, by 80% over the next three years to get ready to make equipment for display panels based on surface conduction electron emitter display (SED) technology, according to the Nikkei Business Daily.

A fourth building at the Canon subsidiary’s Fuji facility for cutting and welding steel and aluminum parts will be online by August; cleanroom and other facility expansions will bring the total investment to about 2 billion yen (US $16.9 million).

Canon Anelva posted 20% higher sales of 59.6 billion yen ($502.5 million) in its most recent fiscal year, and projects another >17% growth in sales this year, the paper noted.


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