Semiconductor device business transferred from Panasonic
ROHM recently announced the acquisition of a part of the diode and transistor business from Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Company, a Group Company of Panasonic Corp.. The transfer is scheduled for October 2019 with ROHM handling sales of these products to Panasonic’s current customers thereafter.
1. Background and aims of this business acquisition
Since the 1960s, ROHM has been developing, producing and selling semiconductor devices as a core business of the ROHM Group and has today the largest shares of the global markets for small signal transistors and diodes. Looking ahead, given the strong prospects of continuous growth in the automotive electronics, industrial equipment and other application markets, ROHM will be expanding its business in bipolar transistors, circuit protective Zener diodes, TVS diodes and other products. As a part of that, ROHM will proactively invest in a wide range of business resources in order to strengthen product lineups, further enhance product quality and ensure stable supplies. By acquiring the said business from Panasonic, ROHM aims to further expand its market share.
2. Details of the business acquisition
(1) Below businesses handled by Panasonic
· Transistors (Bipolar, Built-in resistor, Junction field-effect)
· Diodes (Schottky barrier, TVS, Zener, Switching, Fast recovery)
(2) To ensure a smooth transition and stable supplies to customers, ROHM will outsource production to Panasonic and maintain the exact same supply structure as before until the transfer is complete.
Going forward, both companies will be jointly preparing for the transfer of business, including obtaining all necessary approvals and permits. The transfer schedule details will be hammered out in the process.
1. Overview of ROHM’s Semiconductor Business
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2. Overview of Panasonic’s Semiconductor Business
[Overview of Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.]
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About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 397,106 million yen (3,65 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2018 with 23,120 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG, Kionix are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information please contact www.rohm.com/eu