Kyocera Corporation has announced its plan to build a new smart factory in Minami Isahaya Industrial Park, Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture. The decision to construct the factory was made in December 2022 in response to the rising market demand for its fine ceramic components and semiconductor packages.


The company has acquired about 37 acres of land, which includes a developed site of about 14 acres, where construction is set to begin in October 2023, and another 23-acre pre-developed site, which is to be acquired in 2024. The new factory aims to start production in 2026 and will cost approximately JPY 62 billion yen (USD 466 million) through 2028. Once completed, the factory will provide Kyocera with 77,900 square meters of new floor space for its production. The demand for components is expected to rise due to various trends, including miniaturisation, advancing semiconductor technology, the growing functionality of smartphones and other communications devices, the expansion of 5G base stations and data centers, and the spread of ADAS and EV technologies.