Littelfuse recently broke ground on a new power semiconductor assembly plant in Lipa City, Philippines. This will be the company’s third manufacturing facility in the Philippines and will be dedicated to assembly and test operations for power semiconductor modules.
The new, highly automated facility 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.
“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.
Further, Littelfuse Philippines has received the 2018 AME Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.