The highly automated assembly plant will increase the company’s footprint in the Philippines by more than 60 percent and will add power semiconductor modules to the sensor and circuit protection technologies currently manufactured in the Philippines. Once completed in 2021, the new plant expects to add more than 200 new jobs.
The new assembly plant follows the acqusition of IXYS, creating a $1.5bn power semiconductor company with silicon IGBT and SiC MOSFET and diodes as well as a range of sensor and power protection devices.
“Building on the IXYS acquisition and the high-performance power semiconductor products we added to our portfolio, the investment in this new, state-of-the-art facility in the Philippines will further expand our power semiconductor capabilities—a key driver of the Littelfuse growth strategy,” said Mike Rutz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Littelfuse Semiconductor Business Unit. “Over the last two decades, our existing Philippines sites have developed a reputation for strong operational excellence and we will build on that foundation to deliver the highest quality power semiconductor products and unmatched customer support.”