Message from the General Manager

Kazuhiro Shimizu, General Manager of Yokkaichi Plant

As a good corporate citizen, we contribute to realize the prosperity of local communities and the development of sustainable society.

Yokkaichi plant was established in 1992 as semiconductor memory manufacturing facilities. The plant initially manufactured DRAMs, then in 1999 it commenced the production of NAND flash memory. It currently manufactures mainly 3D flash memory. The site continues to expand as the market grows, and is now one of the largest flash memory plants in the world, with seven manufacturing facilities. We have also strengthened the research and development of next-generation semiconductor products, with the Memory R&D Center commencing operations in 2018. We continue to evolve with the aim of becoming the world’s most advanced semiconductor memory plant, where research, development and production are closely intertwined.

In October 2019, we changed our company name to “KIOXIA”, and restated our mission as “Uplifting the World with ‘Memory.’” We hope that our flash memory will play an important role in storing valuable information generated worldwide and passed those information on to future generations.

Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture of Japan is blessed with a rich natural environment, abundant human resources, and an outstanding industrial base. We are deeply grateful to local residents and all other people for their understanding and support, which has enabled us to grow our business globally.

We will contribute to the realization of the local community prosperity and the development of sustainable society. Our aim is to make Yokkaichi Plant a facility that is admired and trusted by everyone. We look forward to your continued understanding and support.

Kazuhiro Shimizu
General Manager of Yokkaichi Plant