Nexperia has formerly opened a significant expansion to its ATGD discrete semiconductor assembly and test plant in Guangdong, China. The total production and warehouse site now covers an area of around 72,000 square meters, adding an extra 16,000 square meters of production space. This will enable the factory in Guangdong to produce 90 billion parts annually, representing an increase of around 50 per cent depending on product mix, and supporting Nexperia’s ambitious business growth plans for the coming years. Overall, this results in an increase of the company’s total capacity to over 100 billion parts annually.
ATGD traces its roots back to 2000. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year and employing 4000 people, the facility focuses on cost reduction and excellence in quality and delivery. In 2017 the site produced more than 62 billion small signal transistors and diodes; in 2018 the projected throughput rate will be over 2000 pieces per second. Packaging options include SOT23, SOD323 & 523, SOT223, SOT143, MCD, Ucsp, Flip Chip, etc., and some of the most recent package developments delivered by ATGD include the large 8x8mm LFPAK, smallest DFN (GX4 for logic, DFN0606-4), and – specific to ATGD – fc-QFN (SOT1232) and 0402 6-sided protected Wafer Level Chip Scale packages.
The plant has advanced production modules for its leadless packages and over 100 high-tech assembly flow lines are equipped with more than 1,500 advanced semiconductor manufacturing stations such as Die Saw, Die Bonding, Wire Bonding, Molding, Plating, Trim & Form, Testing, Marking and Taping.
Frans Scheper, Nexperia’s CEO says: “Our ATGD facility in Guangdong has been successful by staying focused on results, targeting efficiencies in cost, quality and delivery, and by continuous improvement of our customer service. That strategy will remain and positions ATGD as a vital element in Nexperia’s manufacturing strategy now and for the future.”
Adds Nelson Yung VP & general manager of Nexperia’s Guangdong plant ATGD GM: “Building a strong capability in Advanced Technologies is essential for Nexperia’s success. Here in Guangdong we have teams focused on new package developments, advanced materials, processes and equipment, product reliability, test & failure analysis etc. One of the key differentiators in our business has been our ability to offer this kind of new package development, and serving our customers with the products they need in a timely manner. In this way, ATGD has played a strong role in helping Nexperia to create business opportunities with competitive products and the assembly capacity and flexibility to cope with a diversity of product mix and markets.”
Nexperia’s products are widely used in all types of consumer, industrial and automotive applications. Its ATGD facility in Guangdong has a strong quality culture and is certified to the Automotive Quality standard ISO/ ISO/TS16949:2009. It also takes pride in its socially responsible approach and is certified to ISO14001, the environment standard, as well as OHSAS18001 for Health & Safety.