Construct a Laser Diode Factory at the Isehara Plant
February 10, 2022
Magnescale Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Magnescale) will construct a new facility for developing and producing laser diodes for measuring instruments at its Isehara Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The construction is planned to be finished in June 2023.
Magnescale develops, manufactures, and sells measuring instruments. Its best sellers include LASERSCALE (an encoder with picometer-level resolution) and MAGNESCALE (a measuring device for machine tools). In the semiconductor manufacturing and inspection equipment industry, which is the main market for LASERSCALE, the demand for high-precision scales is increasing year by year. It is mainly driven by the rising necessity for downscaling and higher precision of superimposition for 3D architecture to further increase the level of circuit integration. LASERSCALE is also contributing to produce high-precision turbines of power generators, which is vitally important for a decarbonized society.
By 2025, we will need to secure approximately 100,000 laser diodes per year to meet the growing demand for our measuring instruments.
In order to prepare for the increasing orders and to satisfy the market requirements for higher performance, we will internalize the development and production of laser diodes.
The new facility for the development, prototyping, and production of laser diodes in the Isehara Plant is scheduled to start its operation in 2024.
◆ New factory overview
Location ：Suzukawa, Isehara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Construction area ：450㎡
Total floor space ：918㎡
Schedule ：Building completion in June 2023, Start of operations in January 2024
Total investment ：Approximately JPY 3 billion
Contact : President’s office, Public Relations E-mail : informationPR@magnescale.com