The demand for semiconductors is ever rising as applications for platforms like the Internet of Things (IoT) continue apace. On October 22, 2017, Mitsui Chemicals announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello has decided to establish a company in Taiwan that will manufacture and sell the ICROS Tape, protective tape semiconductor manufacturing.
The ICROS Tape is a protective tape used for semiconductor manufacturing. It holds the world’s largest market share as a protective tape for the back grinding process of silicon wafer. The semiconductor market is experiencing growing demand attributable in part to the growth of mobile terminals. Demand is expected to continue to grow at a rapid clip due in part to the gathering momentum of growth in demand for semiconductors for Data Center and IoT-related applications. To respond to the growing demand, Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello will set up a manufacturing and sales base in Taiwan, aiming to build a stable supply system and expand its business domains in addition to increasing its supply capacity.
Semiconductor device fabrication is the process used to create the integrated circuits that are present in everyday electrical and electronic devices. It is a multiple-step sequence of photo lithographic and chemical processing steps during which electronic circuits are gradually created on a wafer made of pure semiconducting material. Silicon is almost always used, but various compound semiconductors are used for specialized applications.
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello will strengthen its manufacturing, sales, and engineering services to support high-quality products such as protective tape semiconductor manufacturing while continuing to bolster and expand its film and sheet business.
Mitsui Chemicals is a Japanese chemicals company listed on the Nikkei with business interests in Japan, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the USA. It is a part of the Mitsui conglomerate. The company mainly deals in performance materials, petro and basic chemicals and functional polymeric materials.