Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and smartphones have dramatically enriched society in recent years.
Compound semiconductors, with their unique characteristics, are indispensable materials in the core components of these epoch-making devices. Taiyo Nippon Sanso has been a first mover in the development of MOCVD equipment, which is needed in the manufacture of compound semiconductors, and this equipment has received praise for its world-class performance stability.
Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso, and we are responsible for the design and manufacture of the MOCVD equipment that our parent company supplies to the world. We intend to capitalize on the advanced engineering technology that we have acquired independently and to contribute to society’s future development.
MOCVD equipment consists of a source material supply unit, which precisely introduces the source material to the reactor; a reactor, which deposits the thin films of compound semiconductors on the wafers; an exhaust pressure control unit which controls the pressures within the reactor; and an electric control system, which centrally manages these components. Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE applies the proprietary gas handling technologies it has cultivated over many years to provide MOCVD equipment that meets our clients’ diverse needs.
Whether designing mechanical components or mapping the piping layout, we find ourselves in many situations that require CAD.
Machined components, in quantities anywhere from several hundred to thousands, are sent to the assembly line after each part undergoes strict inspection.
Assembling the equipment requires mechanical component assembly, piping assembly, electric system assembly, and various other technologies, so in-house experts in all fields work together to assemble the equipment.
We perform deposition tests on all completed equipment before delivering to our clients. Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE employs engineers who understand process technologies, and they are able to create demo samples at Taiyo Nippon Sanso’s Tsukuba Laboratory and evaluate the quality of the deposition process.
The world contains myriad substances. Among these substances there are those known as “conductors,” which readily allow electricity to pass through, and those known as “insulators,” which inhibit the transfer of electricity.
Substances with properties between conductors and insulators are called “semiconductors.”
By combining different chemical elements or changing the quantities of impurities they include, semiconductors can be altered to have different levels of electrical permittivity. The focus given to this trait has led to the broad-ranging use of semiconductors as materials in electronic components.
Semiconductor integrated circuits (IC), which are a collection of electronic components created using semiconductor materials, are often called “semiconductors” for short.
These electronic components are readily confused with the materials of the same name, so it is necessary to pay attention to the differences.
Silicon (Si), a well-known semiconductor, has applications in microprocessors, memory, and other semiconductor ICs, but by itself the chemical element Si has functional limitations. Thus, researchers have pursued studies related to creating new compounds that are the product of chemical reactions of two or more elements and that bring together semiconductor properties and high functionality. The result of this research was the creation of compound semiconductors.
Compound semiconductors formed from several elements are nextgeneration materials that combine various properties, including the ability to change electricity into light, higher electron mobility than silicon semiconductors, and higher breakdown voltage than silicon semiconductors.
Currently, these compound semiconductors have applications in a broad spectrum of electronic components, from LEDs and semiconductor lasers to high-speed transistors and high power transistors.
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafer
Gallium nitride (GaN) wafer
Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE promotes innovation that contributes to the sustainable development of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group, while working together with Taiyo Nippon Sanso’s innovation division, development division, and Tsukuba Laboratory. We take advantage of our advanced technological capabilities and our design and production know-how—independently developed over many years of experience in MOCVD equipment design and production—and we strive to break new ground in our business endeavors.
|Firm name||TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CSE LTD.|
|Address||6-2 Kojimacho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa at the TAIYO NIPPON SANSO KEIHIN FACTORY
|Founded||February 1, 2008|
|Capital||30 million yen|
|Shareholders||TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION
(wholly owned subsidiary)
|Businesses||Design and manufacturing of compound semiconductor fabrication equipment, engineering services, and field services|
6-2 Kojimacho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
(at the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Keihin Plant)
From Kawasaki Station (East Gate)
• By bus
K03 Line from Platform 16
Board the Rinko bus for Ukishima Bus Terminal
Get off at Kojimacho and walk for 5 minutes
* Traveling by bus takes approximately 30 minutes
From Kojimashinden Station
• By taxi, approximately 5 minutes
• On foot, approximately 25 minutes
|1980||Nippon EMC Ltd. is established and starts manufacturing and sales of MOCVD manufacturing equipment|
|1983||Nippon Sanso Corporation starts MOCVD business|
|1996||ASEC Inc. is established|
|2004||Nippon Sanso Corporation and Taiyo Toyo Sanso Corporation merge to form Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation|
|2007||Nippon EMC Ltd. assigns MOCVD business to Taiyo Nippon Sanso EMC Ltd.|
|2008||Taiyo Nippon Sanso EMC Ltd. is established|
|2009||Taiyo Nippon Sanso EMC Ltd. and ASEC Inc. merge their respective MOCVD businesses|
|2014||Taiyo Nippon Sanso EMC Ltd. and the Design Section of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Compound Semiconductor Equipment Div. merge to form Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE Ltd. and moves to a new head office|
While I was studying at university, I hoped to work for a semiconductor manufacturer in the future. I also researched by using Taiyo Nippon Sanso’s MOCVD equipment at university, and became interested in the equipment itself, so I applied to Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE.
I belong to the Design Division, and mainly design drafts of reactors, a core component of MOCVD equipment. I feel a sense of satisfaction when the equipment works as we intended it to.
There are not so many young staff members in our company, but we can discuss matters regardless of age, and I feel that the atmosphere is very good. In addition, we have some casual social groups, such as for climbing, motorcycle riding and darts. I think our company members are friendly and we can get along well even on a day off.
I studied at the faculty of science at the university, and wasn’t familiar with mechanical designing at all. So I was anxious about the work before joining the company, but after joining, senior staff members taught me various things. I do not have enough knowledge yet, but I think I’ll get there if I work at it.
We delivered an item of equipment to a client, and it did not work to the expected standards, so I reviewed its design to improve its performance. I think I can use this experience when designing products in the future.
Please apply to our company if you are interested in CVD equipment and semiconductors.
I studied in the department of mechanical engineering at university, and wanted to work in mechanics. I had little knowledge about MOCVD equipment, but I researched it by myself, learned what a compound semiconductor is, and realized that it is very common and indispensable for our daily life. Then I became interested in it. That is why I applied to Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE.
When I am assigned to a project for a product, I must thoroughly manage the project including deciding the specifications, arranging the parts, designing and manufacturing and process control. I think it requires a great deal of responsibility. When a piece of equipment which I helped to produce is delivered to the user, I find that rewarding.
Each staff member has a different role, but we are quite friendly with each other, and the atmosphere is very good, I feel.
Before I joined the company, I imagined that I would just be quietly looking at the monitor by myself while designing products. But actually, we communicate with each other while engaging in individual work, and operate each part of the business in a cooperative way.
I once ordered parts with the wrong specifications for our products. It was a careless mistake on my part. After that, I try to double-check even the smallest things, to prevent the same mistake.
You may be unfamiliar with MOCVD equipment, but we will support you after you join our company. If you are interested in the design and assembly of mechanics, please apply to our company.
MOCVD equipment is semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE is one of only a few manufacturers of MOCVD equipment, which operates a total manufacturing process from design to production. Our business field is very niche, but our products are highly rated. I’m proud to belong to such a respected company.
I mainly work in hardware development to optimize semiconductor processes and improvement of equipment’s performance, as well as customer support related to accepting orders for MOCVD equipment. For these roles, I can use my many years of knowledge and experience, and I find this rewarding. It is particularly gratifying when a product which I developed is purchased by a customer who appreciates that product.
The atmosphere of our office is very open, and we can easily communicate with each other. The relationships, such as between senior and junior staff members, are also good. I think our company has a friendly working environment.
While initially adjusting the MOCVD equipment for a client, I made a mistake and stopped the process, causing great trouble to the client, as well as to our company. I became so depressed at that time, but we finished the startup process without any further trouble, I tried to improve the system to prevent such mistakes, and the client was appreciative. That was a very memorable experience for me.
Compound semiconductors are an indispensable material for the advancement of the society of the future. Why not join our company, one of only a few manufacturers of this production equipment, and contribute to the society of the future? We hope to hear from you!