Greetings from the President
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to those who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to those who have suffered from natural disasters. We sincerely hope for their earliest possible recoveries.
The KOKUSAI ELECTRIC Group is a specialty manufacturer of semiconductor production equipment. The Group specializes in the thin film deposition portion of the semiconductor production process and maintains a large global market share in the batch deposition equipment and treatment equipment markets. Our main customers are major semiconductor device manufacturers and we have been meeting customer needs through “technology” and “Tai-wa*1” for over 70 years since our foundation in 1949.
Our business was originally founded as one of the businesses operated by Kokusai Electric Co., Ltd. and later became a business unit of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. After splitting from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., we made a fresh start in 2018 as KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION as a specialty manufacturer of semiconductor production equipment with support from the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) Group, which became our shareholder in 2017.
The semiconductor device market is experiencing a rapid expansion of demand shifting from semiconductors for traditional consumer devices such as cell phones and PCs to those for high-growth industries such as data centers, 5G, and AI. In line with this move, semiconductor devices are changing into more complex 3D structures which require semiconductor production equipment of higher quality, higher performance, and higher productivity. Growing demand for such equipment is expected to drive the growth of the semiconductor production equipment market as well.
In this drastically changing market, the Group’s mission is to support clients’ needs with our cutting-edge deposition technologies, which we have continually advanced over the years and to become a leading company in the field of deposition in the semiconductor production process in order to realize the Group’s corporate philosophy, “KOKUSAI ELECTRIC Group creates value through technology and Tai-wa*1 with the goal of building a sustainable society that is safe, comfortable and energetic.”
We also believe the Group has a corporate social responsibility (CSR) to meet the trust and expectations of society through our business activities in cooperation with our Group companies. In addition to contributing to the achievement of SDGs by pursuing economic value as well as environmental and social value from both business and sustainability perspectives, we seek to build a sustainable society that is safe, comfortable and energetic, while at the same time promoting the sustainable development of the Group.
The Group has formulated the corporate slogan “Technology & Tai-wa*1 for Tomorrow.” We would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our corporate social responsibility and continue to engage in a concerted effort to create value through “technology” and “Tai-wa*1,” aiming to be of service to the world through our thin film deposition technology. As always, I look forward to your continued support.
“Tai-wa” means dialogue. The KOKUSAI ELECTRIC Group values “Tai-wa” to solve problems together, as well as “Technology” centered on thin film deposition.