Development Structure & Systems

With technologies cultivated to date as our foundation, IBIDEN is striving to create new technologies that will further contribute to society.

Japanese Domestic Development Structure

In IBIDEN's Electronics Division, the research and development system is split across various locations depending on the development stage.

During the initial research stages of product planning, concept verification and the development of elemental technologies, work is undertaken at the Ogaki-Kita Plant (Ibi-gun, Gifu Prefecture), which is equipped with high technology research equipment and cutting edge analysis and assessment equipment.

The next stage of development focuses on the use of pilot facilities for the development of state of the art processing technologies and the development of mass production technologies. This is undertaken at the Ogaki Plant (Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture) and the Ogaki Central Plant (Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture) which newly started running in the spring of 2007. In addition, to enable further expansion of our basic research, the "Tokyo Research Laboratory" was established in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and operations there commenced in March 2007.

In our Ceramics Division, the production location of DPFs and Fine Ceramic products is at our Ogaki-Kita plant where, with consolidated research and development we have created a linked development system covering the development phase through to mass production. Here we have a complete development environment, covering such things as basic research facilities for the development of new products, pilot production lines to validate mass production and engine benches to enable the same product testing processes as undertaken by our customers.

Analysis Laboratory, Ogaki-Kita Plant

Analysis Laboratory, Ogaki-Kita Plant

Ogaki-Kita Plant EEngine Bench

Ogaki-Kita Plant EEngine Bench

Overseas Development System

IBIDEN U.S.A. R&D Inc. (Torrance, CA) was established with the main aim of enabling cooperation with research institutions and universities, as well as the many cutting edge IT market participants based there. Researchers are dispatched from Japan to team up with our local employees and together, through interactions with academic societies, universities and research institutions they undertake research and joint development ventures etc in such fields as future Information Technology and semi-conductor device technologies. The results and information obtained from this facility are widely used in our Japanese research and development programs.

In addition, in Singapore at IBIDEN Singapore PTE. LTD., the superior skill of the local employees is used to undertake research into areas such as simulations in the Electronics sector, and software development.

IBIDEN U.S.A. R&D Inc.

IBIDEN U.S.A. R&D Inc.

IBIDEN Singapore PTE. LTD.

IBIDEN Singapore PTE. LTD.