Fiscal year 2021 is coming to an end on the calendar of Japanese companies and they are therefore making plans for the next one from April. Toshiba’s Electronic Components division plans to invest US$839 million in power products, up 45% year-on-year.
In Ishikawa Prefecture as explained Nikkei Asian ReviewA new line for the production of power electronics is built. The modernization of existing lines is also planned. The planned activities are expected to increase the production of Toshiba power electronics by approximately 150%. With expanded capacities, components are made not only from conventional silicon, but also from silicon carbide and gallium nitride.
Toshiba will also invest additional funds in the production of hard disks. It has developed the technology for the production of drives with a volume of more than 30 TB and will implement it in mass production. In 2020, Toshiba had to stop developing system logic to focus on power electronics and hard drives. The company plans to invest up to $2.4 billion in these areas through fiscal 2025, with 60% of the budget being spent over the next two years.