Toshiba Starts Second Phase Construction of No. 5 Semiconductor Fabrication Facility at Yokkaichi

  Toshiba Starts Second Phase Construction of No. 5 Semiconductor Fabrication
  Facility at Yokkaichi

Business Wire

TOKYO -- August 22, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today held a groundbreaking ceremony in
readiness for the start of construction of Phase 2 of Fab 5, the company’s
state-of-the-art fabrication facility (fab) at its Yokkaichi Operations memory
production facility in Mie Prefecture.

Toshiba will expand Fab 5 to secure manufacturing space for NAND flash
memories fabricated with next generation process technology and for 3D
memories. Construction will be completed in summer next year, and decisions on
equipment investments and production levels will reflect market trends.

Three fabs at Yokkaichi Operations currently mass produce NAND flash memories,
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, Toshiba now anticipates further medium- to long-term market expansion
and recognizes that the time is right to expand Fab 5.

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


Outline of Fab 5
Structure of building:  2-story steel frame concrete, five floors
Ground area:             Approximately 38,000m^2
Total floor area:        Approximately 187,000m^2
Start of Construction:   First Phase: July 2010
                         Second Phase: August 2013
Completion:              First Phase: May 2011
                         Second Phase: Summer 2014 (target)
Start of Production:     First Phase: July 2011
                         Second Phase: To be determined later; intended
                         primarily for technology transition of existing wafer
                         capacity


Outline of Yokkaichi Operations
Location:          800, Yamanoisshiki-cho, Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture
Established:        January 1992
General Manager:    Tomoharu Watanabe
Employees:          Approximately 5,200
                    (as of end of March, 2013, regular employees of Toshiba)
Site area:          Approximately 436,800 m^2 (including Fab 5)
Total floor area:   Approximately 647,000m^2 (including Fab 5)


About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
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
590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Contact:

Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Megumi Genchi / Kota Yamaji, +81-3-3457-3576
Communication IR Promotion Group
Business Planning Division
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp
 
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