To Our Shareholders and Investors
We are extremely mindful and grateful for the support of all our shareholders, investors and stakeholders.
Semiconductor demand continues to expand markedly in many fields, from AI to computers, data centers and self-driven automobiles. We are experiencing vigorous demand not just for SUMCO’s flagship 300mm silicon wafer products, but for all wafer sizes of 200mm or less. SUMCO continues to struggle to keep production abreast of demand.
The semiconductor wafer market is expected to continue to grow strongly going forward, with demand seen increasing most strongly for 300mm high-precision wafers used in leading-edge semiconductor chips. Supply conditions will likely tighten even further due to the limited number of suppliers. Demand for small-diameter wafers of 200mm or less used in automobiles, medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) is also forecast to stabilize and expand solidly.
In this current market environment, the SUMCO Group is determined to maintain a strong presence with its customer base by developing leading-edge technologies that amply satisfy customer demands for greater precision and sharper product differentiation. At the same time, SUMCO is also committed to improving its own profit base by boosting productivity and negotiating more appropriate pricing in tight market conditions.
We humbly ask for your continued support and cooperation in our drive to optimize SUMCO Group performance.
Mayuki Hashimoto, Representative Director
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
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