Adata opens its first integrated circuit packaging plant in Brazil
With the support from Investe São Paulo, Taiwanese company invests US$ 80 million and creates 320 jobs in plant built in Santo Antônio da PosseInveste São Paulo
Adata, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND flash products, announced, on November 16, the construction of its first Brazilian plant for the production of semiconductors in Santo Antônio da Posse, a city located 150 km from São Paulo.
Over the next three years, the company will invest US$ 80 million in the plant, creating 320 direct jobs for the production of memory modules to meet the segment of computer and electronic products. The plant is expected to start operations in the beginning of 2017, with a production capacity that should reach five million semiconductors per month by the end of the year.
The project relied on the support provided by Investe São Paulo, the investment promotion agency associated with the Department of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation of the State of São Paulo.
“Adata’s plant will have a positive impact on many aspects, such as the collection of taxes and the consequent contribution to a better infrastructure in the region. The company has extensive experience in good environmental practices for the production of technology and to comply with the applicable laws. It will certainly help increase the production chain of hardware and information technology in the state of São Paulo”, said Juan Quirós, president of Investe SP.
Juan highlighted that projects related to information technology and communication are handled with priority in the Agency, especially because they generate qualified jobs and involve a supply chain of high value added. “The project will bring new knowledge and core competencies to strengthen the domestic production of advanced technologies and stimulate innovation”.
Adata has long-term plans to increase investments in the Brazilian market focused on research, development and production. Among the reasons that made the company choose the state of São Paulo for this project is the availability of talents and the proximity to academic centers such as Unicamp, USP, Ufscar, among others.
“We are highly committed to continue expanding in Brazil, and we work closely with both government agencies and research centers”, said Paulo Junior, president of Adata in Brazil.
Strong presence in Brazil
Adata is currently one of the leading suppliers of memories to manufacturers of computer goods, consumer electronics and distributors in Brazil. However, there have been recent changes in the legislation seeking to stimulate the local production of semiconductor components, with incentives for companies such as Adata to establish production units in Brazil.
Proactive as always, Adata promptly started working together with the local authorities to build a plant in Brazil. Thus, the company will build two clean rooms, which are controlled environments used for testing or manufacturing semiconductors, since the contamination by particles in the air interferes in the quality of the final product.
“In the first phase of the project, approximately 95% of our products will be allocated to the industry of computer and electronic products. However, in the long term, we will increase our portfolio to supply other markets”, said Paulo Júnior.
The expectation is that the plant opens in early 2017.
Founded in 2011, in Taiwan, Adata Technology is one of the world leaders in the production and sale of DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, Solid State Drives (SSD) and portable hard disk drives (HDD). The company also produces portable battery chargers and is now a major supplier of advanced LED light in China.
Adata’s products have been continuously recognized by organizations such as the iF Design Awards (Germany), Red Dot Awards, CES Best of Innovations Awards, Good Design Awards (Japan), Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold.
The slogan “Love, Life, Dreams” makes up the Adata brand, as well as the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally acclaimed ideas. For more information, please visit: www.adata.com.