According to Nikkei News, Mitsubishi Chemical will build a new factory in Taiwan next year to supply materials for Taiwan semiconductor manufacturers. U \u003d 748044211,884705190 \u0026 fm \u003d 26 \u0026 gp \u003d 0.jpg It is understood that the new plant will be built next to the existing factories in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. It will produce a solution to remove particles and other impurities in silicon wafers and will The company’s ability to produce cleaning solutions has increased by 50%. Mitsubishi Chemistry did not disclose the investment amount, but the total investment is expected to exceed 1 billion yen (9.4 million US dollars). The product is expected to be supplied to chip manufacturers including Taiwan semiconductor manufacturing. For a long time, Japan has been lagging behind Taiwan and South Korea in the production of semiconductor chips, but Japan is still the main participant in the material field of key devices. Japanese companies are also good at meeting different requirements of different customers. In addition to Mitsubishi Chemistry, other Japanese chemical companies have recently stepped up investment in Taiwan. For example, Hitachi Chemical invested 7.5 billion yen to build a printing line board material factory, which recently started production. Mitsui Chemicals also invested 5 billion yen to build a new factory in Kaohsiung City to produce resin tape for semiconductor. The factory was launched in January this year, increasing the company’s production capacity by 50%. Japanese manufacturers dominate the production of semiconductor materials, such as lithographic glue for forming circuit patterns on the semiconductor substrate, as well as pure gases and wafers. For example, Japanese companies Idemitsu Kosan and Sumitomo Chemical provided 40%of materials used in high -end OLED display. Apple has decided to apply it to the next generation of smartphones. Affected by the new crown epidemic, more and more people choose to work at home. The global boom in semiconductor investment also reflects the continuous rise in the market’s demand for computer chips, especially chips for mobile communication. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, from 2019, the global semiconductor market is expected to increase by 9.7%to $ 452.2 billion in 2021. Asian countries’ investment in 5G communication infrastructure is also a leading position. In addition to Japan, Chinese and South Korean companies are also accelerating investment in semiconductor materials. For example, China Chemical has invested huge sums of money through a subsidiary to build a factory next year to produce semiconductor -producing gases.