We pursue various challenges to start up a business similar to the FPD equipment business, and we have established a joint venture, Z-CSET since the medium and long term growth can be expected in the Chinese semiconductor manufacturing market.

 

We utilize Z-CSET as our hub to connect customers who seek Japanese technologies with partner companies who seek business opportunities in China and also aim to enter the semiconductor field with our proprietary products.

 

In August 2019, we acquired NSS, which has superior technologies and achievements in semiconductor wafer inspection and mask-less exposure, as a wholly-owned subsidiary, to boost the growth of our semiconductor-related business.

 

Furthermore, OHT, our group company, is promoting the business of automatic wafer inspection equipment and prober for MRAM.