Toshiba to Expand Semiconductor Fabrication Facility

  Toshiba to Expand Semiconductor Fabrication Facility

         - To start second phase construction of Fab 5 at Yokkaichi -

Business Wire

TOKYO -- July 2, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it will expand its
state-of-art No. 5 semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab 5) at Yokkaichi
Operations in Mie, Japan, to secure manufacturing space for NAND flash
memories fabricated with next generation process technology and for future 3D
memories. Fab 5 second phase construction will start at the end of August this
year and be completed in summer next year. Decisions on equipment investment
and production will reflect market trends.

Yokkaichi Operations currently has three Fabs mass producing NAND flash
memory, including Fab 5 phase 1. Fab 5's construction was planned around two
phases, the first of which went into operation in July 2011. After giving
careful consideration to the balance of product supply and demand, and noting
a recovery driven by growing demand for smartphones, tablets, SSD for
enterprise servers and other new applications, Toshiba now anticipates further
medium- to long-term market expansion and recognizes that the time is right to
expand Fab 5.

In addition to securing capacity for future generations of NAND Flash memory
fabricated with the company's latest process technology, Toshiba will also use
Fab 5 phase 2 for production of 3D memories that are expected to find growing
application in coming years. The extension will allow the company to boost
competitiveness and enhance its responsiveness to technology advances and
market demands.

Fab 5 phase 2 will have an automated product transportation system and
quake-absorbing structure and will be designed to minimize environmental
loads. Deployment of LED lighting and up-to-date energy-saving production
facilities, along with full and effective use of waste heat, are expected to
cut CO[2] emissions by 13% compared with Fab 4.

Going forward, Toshiba will expand its memory business and boost
competitiveness by timely investments, leadership in advanced process
technology and the development of new generation memories that answer market

About Toshiba

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marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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