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FY2013

November 28, 2013

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

Nikko Metals Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Completion of Nikko Metals Taiwan Co., Ltd. New Longtan Works

Achieves capacity for stable supply of high-quality sputtering targets in Taiwan

Nikko Metals Taiwan Co., Ltd. (“Nikko Metals Taiwan”; head office: Longtan Township, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan [ROC]; General Manager: Masayuki Nakamura), a subsidiary of JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation (“JX Nippon Mining & Metals”; head office: Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Yoshimasa Adachi), has completed construction of a new plant in Longtan Township, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan (“new Longtan Works”) for manufacture of sputtering targets for flat panel displays and for semiconductors. The new facility is scheduled to go into operation in December of this year.

Taiwan continues its growth as one of the world’s leading manufacturing bases, from production of flat panel displays and semiconductors to assembly of electronic devices. In China, too, economic growth fuels the rapid rise of these industries. The new Longtan Works becomes a supply source of sputtering targets to rapidly growing East Asia.

The new Longtan Works sits on a site with total area of around 30,000 m2, including land set aside for future expansion of operations. In addition to manufacturing sputtering targets for flat panel displays, which up to now has been carried out in Nikko Metals Taiwan’s Bade Works, it will be used for the downstream processes of sputtering target manufacturing for semiconductors, and will also have inspection equipment, enabling a full range of operations from manufacturing to marketing and technical service.

The new Longtan Works is located not far from Taipei and is easily accessible, being near both a freeway interchange and airport. It is located, moreover, inside the Longtan Science Park established by the Taiwan government, where it enjoys a well-developed infrastructure along with government services in such areas as disaster prevention and security.

When the new Longtan Works of Nikko Metals Taiwan goes into operation, the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group will have manufacturing centers for semiconductor sputtering targets in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the United States, and reinforce the business structure from the standpoint of business continuity plan “BCP”. The JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group is committed to enhancing customer services and ensuring a stable supply of sputtering targets.

(For reference)

1. Overview of Nikko Metals Taiwan Co., Ltd. Longtan Works

  • (1) Location: Longtan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan (ROC)
  • (2) Employees: Approx. 170
  • (3) Plant scale: Site area approx. 30,000 m2
  • (4) Construction period: Began in August 2012, completed in July 2013

2. Overview of Nikko Metals Taiwan Co., Ltd.

(1) Representatives

Chairman: Kazuhiro Hori
General Manager: Masayuki Nakamura

(2) Paid-in capital and equity ownership

Capital: NT$63.5 million
Equity ownership: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation 83.7%
JX Metals Trading Co., Ltd. 15.0%
JX Nippon Coil Center Co., Ltd. 1.3%

(3) Main corporate sites

Head Office and Longtan Works: No. 88, Longyuan 1st Road, Longtan Township, Taoyuan County
Kuanyin Works: No. 45, Ching Chien 4th Road, Kuan-Yin Industrial Park, Tao-Yuan
Recycle Center: No. 3, Chingan S. 3 Road, Sensi Hsiang, Changhwa
Taichung Sales Office: 13F-4, No. 161, Gongyi Road, West District, Taichung City
Tainan Office: No. 496, Kuan-Fu Road, Shanhua Town, Tainan

(4) Business operations

  •     Manufacturing and marketing of electronic materials
  •     Slitting operation and marketing of precision rolled products
  •     Marketing of chemical products
  •     Collection, sorting and sale of materials for recycling
  •     Collection and crushing of electronic parts, sludge, and other non-ferrous metal-containing materials for recycling

New Longtan Works

New Longtan Works

Tape-Cutting ceremony
(Fourth from the right is Department of Investment Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs Director-General CHIU, YI-CHEH. The center is JXNMM President Yoshimasa Adachi.)

Tape-Cutting ceremony