Semiconductor materials giant Showa Denko announced a few days ago that it will invest 10 billion yen to expand its copper-clad laminate production capacity, and plans to double the production capacity of this printed circuit board basic material by 2025.
The company said that its copper-clad laminates are currently produced on four bases in mainland China and Hong Kong, China, and its new facilities will be deployed in Japan and Taiwan. The factory in Tainan City will also increase some production capacity, which will double the production capacity of the existing production line after completion.
Copper-clad laminates have a large number of applications in the field of PCB and IC packaging substrates, and the growth rate of the market size is expected to reach 15%. Showa Denko currently occupies a large share of this market.