Panasonic Establishes Electronic Materials South Asia R&D Centre in Singapore

Singapore to serve as platform to significantly expand sales of electronic encapsulation materials for semiconductors in South East Asia by 2015

1st October 2013, Singapore - Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Singapore (PIDMSG) reinforces Panasonic’s overseas research and development function with the establishment of its R&D centre for electronic encapsulation materials for semiconductors. The centre is provisionally named the Electronic Materials South Asia R&D Centre.

The R&D centre will support the growing demand for semiconductors in the electronic materials business from Singapore, aiming to significantly expand sales of electronic encapsulation materials for semiconductors in South East Asia by 2015.

Mr. Yorihisa Shiokawa, Managing Director, Panasonic Asia Pacific, regional headquarters for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, said, “Promoting our business-to-business portfolio is part of Panasonic’s global direction. The R&D centre functions as a springboard for us to respond to market needs effectively, thereby increasing competitiveness. I strongly believe the R&D centre is one of the ways Panasonic can contribute in realising Singapore’s goal to become Asia’s advanced manufacturing hub.”

The centre will utilise Panasonic’s core technologies and expertise in materials development, processing and quality evaluation analysis in order to offer an extensive range of products, including circuit board materials, encapsulation materials and plastic moulding compound. For a start, 20 employees will support the new R&D centre.

Mr. Tatsuyoshi Wada, Managing Director, PIDMSG, commented, “The South Asia R&D Centre is part of Panasonic’s global effort to plan and implement strategies at the front line. Given Singapore’s robust infrastructure, quality talent pool and strategic location which is well connected to other markets in the region, it is ideal for Panasonic to enhance our research and development efforts from here and provide business support more efficiently. Going forward, we will expand the portfolio of products to be developed here in Singapore for the South East Asian region.”

Focusing on encapsulation materials for power modules, power discrete semiconductors and Power ICs, the R&D centre will expand product development and technical services in Singapore in order to provide tailored services and support the demand in South East Asia.

Overview of the Electronic Materials South Asia R&D Centre

Organization Name: Electronic Materials South Asia R&D Centre
Representative: Mr. Tatsuyoshi Wada
Address: 12 Joo Koon Road, Singapore 628975, Republic of Singapore (Within Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
Date of Establishment: 1-Oct-13
Activities: Development of basic technology and products and provision of technical services related to encapsulation materials for semiconductors

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at

About Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Singapore

Established in October 2010, Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Singapore (PIDMSG) manufactures and sells encapsulation materials. The company also sells circuit board materials, and plastic moulding compound.

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