Semiconductor Device Business Transferred from Panasonic
ROHM recently announced the acquisition of a part of the diode and transistor business from Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Company, a Group Company of Panasonic Corporation.
ROHM recently announced the acquisition of a part of the diode and transistor business from Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Company, a Group Company of Panasonic Corporation. The transfer is scheduled for October 2019 with ROHM handling sales of these products to Panasonic’s current customers thereafter.
Background and Aims of this Business Acquisition
Since the 1960s, ROHM has been developing, producing and selling semiconductor devices as a core business of the ROHM Group and has today the largest shares of the global markets for small signal transistors and diodes. Looking ahead, given the strong prospects of continuous growth in the automotive electronics, industrial equipment and other application markets, ROHM will be expanding its business in bipolar transistors, circuit protective Zener diodes, TVS diodes and other products. As a part of that, ROHM will proactively invest in a wide range of business resources in order to strengthen product lineups, further enhance product quality and ensure stable supplies. By acquiring the said business from Panasonic, ROHM aims to further expand its market share.
Details of the Business Acquisition
Below businesses handled by Panasonic:
Transistors (Bipolar, Built-in resistor, Junction field-effect)
Diodes (Schottky barrier, TVS, Zener, Switching, Fast recovery)
To ensure a smooth transition and stable supplies to customers, ROHM will outsource production to Panasonic and maintain the exact same supply structure as before until the transfer is complete.
Going forward, both companies will be jointly preparing for the transfer of business, including obtaining all necessary approvals and permits. The transfer schedule details will be hammered out in the process.
About ROHM Semiconductors
Founded in 1958, ROHM provides LSI and discrete semiconductors characterized by outstanding quality and reliability for a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial and consumer market via its global development and sales network. In the analog power field, ROHM proposes the suitable solution for each application with power devices such as SiC, driver ICs to maximize their performance, and peripheral components such as transistors, diodes and resistors.