Littelfuse Begins Construction of Power Semiconductor Plant in the Philippines

June 27, 2019 by Scott McMahan

Littelfuse, Inc. reported that it recently broke ground on a new power semiconductor assembly plant in Lipa City, Philippines. This will be the company's third production facility in the Philippines, and it will be dedicated to assembling and testing of power semiconductor modules.

"Building on the IXYS acquisition and the high-performance power semiconductor products we added to our portfolio, the investment in this new, state-of-the-art facility in the Philippines will further expand our power semiconductor capabilities—a key driver of the Littelfuse growth strategy," said Mike Rutz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Littelfuse Semiconductor Business Unit. "Over the last two decades, our existing Philippines sites have developed a reputation for strong operational excellence and we will build on that foundation to deliver the highest quality power semiconductor products and unmatched customer support."

According to Littelfuse, the new, highly automated facility will increase the company's footprint in the Philippines by more than 60%. It will also add power semiconductor modules to the circuit protection technologies currently produced in the Philippines. Once completed in 2021, the new plant is expected to add more than 200 new jobs.

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence gave Littelfuse Philippines the 2018 AME Excellence Award. The AME Excellence Award mainly recognizes manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in business and manufacturing, acknowledging innovation, best practices, creativity, and continuous improvement.