Production Capacity to Double to Respond to a Significant Increase in Market Demand

September 15, 2021

Oyama, Tochigi; September 15, 2021 — Gigaphoton Inc. (Head Office: Oyama, Tochigi; President and CEO: Katsumi Uranaka), a manufacturer of light sources used in semiconductor lithography, has announced that it will double its production capacity of excimer laser light sources by 2023.

In recent years, demand all over the world for semiconductors has increased significantly, and major semiconductor manufacturers in many countries are accelerating investment in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Gigaphoton, a manufacturer of light sources used in semiconductor lithography, is also seeing increased market demand, with demand expected to remain firm in the future.

To meet this increase in demand, Gigaphoton is constructing a new facility, with its doors to open in April 2022, in order to establish a more stable supply system. Through this initiative, Gigaphoton will double its production capacity by 2023 while maximizing the use of production equipment and streamlining and optimizing its production process.

Katsumi Uranaka, President & CEO of Gigaphoton said, “With demand for semiconductors on the rise around the world, we will do our utmost to meet the demand from our customers. This fiscal year, we will make full use of our existing resources for production and improve the efficiency of our production planning and lead times. Next year, the new facility will be completed and we will have a more stable supply system in place. As a manufacturer of lithography light sources, which are essential for semiconductor manufacturing, we will continue to contribute to the industrial sector by supporting the supply and operation of our products in a responsible manner.”


Since it was founded in 2000, GIGAPHOTON has delivered valuable solutions to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world as a manufacturer of light sources. In every stage from R&D to manufacture, sales, and maintenance services, GIGAPHOTON is committed to providing world-class support delivered from the perspective of everyday users. For more information please visit

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