Promotion of the supply and development of essential materials for state-of-the-art electronic equipment.
Supply of display-related parts to meet the diverse needs of state-of-the-art electronic equipment on a global scale
CIPS also provides high-performance parts that support cutting-edge technologies in the rapidly changing field of electronic materials. Materials for flat panel displays (FPD), which are indispensable for various electronic equipment, comprise one of these. In addition to supplying materials for conventional liquid crystal displays, we supply state-of-the-art parts that meet next-generation needs, such as in the field of organic electroluminescence (EL), which is becoming mainstream for display technology as it enables overwhelming high definition and energy saving. Furthermore, by utilizing the international bases of the company and global network of the Itochu Group, we have established sales bases in Asian countries, which comprise the center of FPD production. We promote business on an international scale through various activities such as hiring engineers and strengthening coordination with supply chains at each base.
Research and development of next-generation semiconductor materials in cooperation with research institutes
Supplying semiconductor materials indispensable for electronic devices is the second pillar of the electronic materials division. Semiconductors include "element semiconductors," which consist of a single element like "silicon," and "compound semiconductors," which consist of two or more elements.CIPS promotes the supply of parts related to the production of elemental semiconductors and material development of compound semiconductors, which are indispensable for next-generation electronic devices. By partnering with research institutes including universities and participating in material development of new compound semiconductors, we take lead for the supply of new semiconductor materials that meet the specifications of electronic devices, which are becoming smaller and more advanced. Furthermore, in order to meet the growing global needs of semiconductors, CIPS has also expanded overseas bases in Taiwan, China, and Korea for production of silicon materials. In addition, we have overseas bases for research and development of compound semiconductor materials in Europe and San Jose, the United States to promote material supply and technology exchanges by utilizing the information network of CIPS and the Itochu Group. Looking ahead, we plan to aggressively develop materials of high performance semiconductors for the automobile industry in new fields, e.g. automotive artificial intelligence (AI) and communication systems.
Major Products Handled
- Various display-related materials
- Various semiconductor-related materials
- Compound semiconductors (e.g., GaN substrate, GaN epi, GaN template, GaAs epi, KNN thin film)
- Secondary battery materials
- Solar cell-related materials
- Other electronics materials