Toshiba's Discrete Semiconductor Products Strategy

  Toshiba's Discrete Semiconductor Products Strategy

Business Wire

TOKYO -- August 26, 2014

Toshiba (TOKYO:6502) aims for stable business expansion by providing discrete
devices in growth markets.

The business environment is changing, and markets for smartphone, tablet PC,
wireless base stations and data centers are expanding, automobile are becoming
more intelligent, new energy sources, such as wind power, are expanding,
primarily in emerging countries, and energy efficiency is emphasized more than
ever in industry.

Small-signal device and OPTO device

Small-signal and OPTO devices, the foundation products of the business, have
seen strong demand since last year. Every site, Toshiba Semiconductor
(Thailand) Co., Ltd. (TST), which moved location after the Thai floods, is
operating at full capacity. Our photo couplers, OPTO devices, have held the
world No.1 share for four consecutive years. We aim for further productivity
improvements from expanding TST, expanding the product line-up in high
value-added areas, mainly in the industrial market, and to expand business by
responding to market changes and expansions.

Power Devices

MOSFETs are a focus product, and we will support customers by exerting
comprehensive strengths in respect of performance, quality and supply capacity
to meet industrial market in China, which is expected to see market expansion,
and market of strong Japanese automotive manufacturers. We have already won
orders of next-generation automotive products. We will continue to advance the
capacity of the 200mm line in Kaga Toshiba Electronics and to provide
solutions to customers.

Furthermore, as next-generation products using new materials responding
diverse market needs, we will launch up SiC devices for high voltage and high
frequency field, GaN power devices for super high frequency filed, applied GaN
on Si technology for white LED. We will also collaborate with the in-house
system companies. We will lead expanding market in the future.

Toshiba Discrete Semiconductor Business will anticipate future demands to
achieve business growth in the global market.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities
in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic
business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare
Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products &
Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba
Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global
operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is
contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in
safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network
of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide,
with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
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