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Kyocera to increase MLCC production for 5G, ADAS and EV technology with new manufacturing plant

Expanded multilayer ceramic capacitor production at Kagoshima Kokubu Campus in Kapan will help meet strong market demand, increased production slated to begin in 2024.

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Kyoto/London − KYOCERA Corporation will construct a new production facility at its Kokubu Plant Campus in Kagoshima, Japan, to increase its production capacity of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), strengthen engineering development capabilities, and ensure ample manufacturing space as Kyocera’s business expands.

Reaction to the higher expected demand of MLCCs

Demand for MLCCs is expected to grow as communication terminals and semiconductor devices become more compact and sophisticated. Additionally, the expanding commercialization of 5G data centers, ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and EV (electric vehicle) technology will be facilitated by smaller, more functional electronic components like MLCCs.

Signing ceremony on August 17, 2022

A signing ceremony held on August 17, 2022, included Kagoshima Governor Koichi Shiota, Kirishima City Mayor Shinichi Nakashige, and Kyocera officials. Construction will begin in February 2023 and the plant will begin operation in May 2024. The new plant will be located on the current site of Kyocera’s Monozukuri R&D Laboratory, which will be demolished in September 2022.

In addition to enhancing its electronic components business, Kyocera aims to stimulate economic development in Kagoshima Prefecture and create new employment opportunities in the community.

Outline of new facility

Plants No.5-1-2 at Kyocera’s Kagoshima Kokubu Plant Campus

Address 1-1 Kokubuyamashita-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Total investment
Approximately 15 billion yen (approx. USD111 million)

Building footprint
7,197 m² (77,468 f²), steel construction, 6 stories

Total floor area
37,600 m² (404,723 f²)

Construction plan
Construction to begin: February 2023
Operation to begin: May 2024

Production items
Multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) and more

Expected production level
From May 2024 through March 2025:
Approximately 10 billion yen (approx. USD74 million) per year
Approximately 20 billion yen (approx. USD148 million) thereafter

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Official signing ceremony concerning the new plant at Kokubu Campus
(from left to right: Koichi Shiota, Kagoshima Governor; Shiro Sakushima, GM of Corporate Electronic Components Division Kyocera; Shinichi Nagashige, Kirishima City Mayor and Kiyoshi Ata, Chairman of Kirishima City Assembly)

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Architect’s rendering of the new facility

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