New Japan Radio Co.,Ltd. ("New JRC") announced today that New JRC will get into SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) filter foundry business in October 2012. In addition, New JRC decided to take over SAW filter business from Japan Radio Co.,Ltd. ("JRC"), which has manufactured and sold SAW Filter products. New JRC has the advantages of manufacturing technology of silicon semiconductor products and of developing high frequency module business by combining its technology with the SAW filter technology, so by taking over the business New JRC will expand its business further. JRC and New JRC play a core role in electronics business of Nisshinbo Group, and will continue to pursue synergies and grow the electronic business further.
SAW Filter Foundry Business
New JRC will use the idle clean room space, which was made by the integration and consolidation of silicon wafer processing operated in Kawagoe Works in Japan as a part of the business structural reforms since last year, for SAW filter foundry business to improve its operating rate and increase its profitability. Every organization in electronic component industry, which had suffered from supply chain problems since last year, is required to develop BCP (Business Continuity Plan) by dispersing manufacturing site. New JRC assure that its foundry business will contribute largely to the promotion of BCP in the industry. New JRC will start at a monthly production of 5,000 units and finally aim at a monthly production of 10,000 to 15,000 units.
Transfer of SAW Filter Business from Japan Radio to New Japan Radio
New JRC will take over the SAW filter business in December 2012 from JRC, which has manufactured and sold SAW Filter products. New JRC will develop the business taking into account not only the foundry business as described above but also production sales to module manufacturers and communication device manufacturers.
What is SAW filter?
SAW filter is a device that picks up specific frequency signals. It is commonly used as a key part in a wide variety of electronic products such as mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones and tablet PCs, TV tuners, car electronics devices and GPS. Media Contact: