JSR Micro begins construction of $100m semiconductor facility

New plant in Oregon, US, will focus on advanced cleans due to increasing complexity of technology requiring continual improvement in defectivity control

JSR Micro has announced that to expand the company’s semiconductor materials manufacturing capabilities and capacity it has begun construction on a new facility in Hillsboro, OR. The full investment for the project is an estimated US$100 million and is scheduled to start operations in 2020.

The US-based subsidiary of Japanese JSR Corporation recently purchased land in Oregon to partner even more closely with its customer base and to broaden its semiconductor materials portfolio in the area of advanced cleans. The new facility will have a complete manufacturing suite including QA/QC, engineering and advanced process control capabilities. The site will work in conjunction with JSR’s local R&D team to quickly address issues and provide solutions for future technology requirements.

In recent years, the importance of advanced cleans has increased due to the complexity of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes and the need for continual improvement in defectivity control.

Mark Slezak, President of JSR, said: “State of the art integration schemes have led to significant challenges for our customer in the area of defectivity reduction, which is why JSR is committed to investing in the area of advanced cleans.”

The new site will meet JSR Micro’s current needs and provide options for future strategic expansion. The JSR group is committed to expanding its digital solutions business by providing innovative and high-quality products, services, and technologies.