Japanese development and manufacturing capabilities,
with global collaboration.
Rapidus develops and manufactures the world’s most
advanced logic semiconductors.

Corporate Philosophy and Management Policy

Corporate Philosophy

To contribute to the fulfillment, prosperity, and happiness of people’s lives using semiconductors, we:

  1. Promote plant management with world-class development, technology, and manufacturing capabilities
  2. Collaborate with universities and research institutions to develop people and expand this field
  3. Further innovate toward a truly green society

Management Policy

  1. Create new industries together with our customers
  2. Develop and provide the world’s best cycle time reduction service from design to wafer processes to 3D packaging
  3. Establish new business programs in cooperation with world-class design teams, equipment manufacturers and material manufacturers
Company Name Rapidus Corporation
Location 4-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Kojimachi Diamond Bldg, 102-0083
Founded August 10, 2022
(as of Nov. 2022)
7,346 million yen (includes capital reserves)
Fiscal Year-End December 31
Management Tetsuro Higashi, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jun. 1996-
President and CEO, Tokyo Electron, then became Chairman Emeritus in 2019 after being appointed Chairman and Corporate Advisor
Jul. 2019
Chairperson, Tsukuba Innovation Arena (TIA) (resigned in Mar. 2023)
Chairman, Semiconductor and Digital Industry Strategy Review Conference
Dec. 2022
Chairman, Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC)
Atsuyoshi Koike, PhD., President and Representative Director
Oct. 1999
General Manager, Semiconductor & Integrated Circuits Group, Hitachi
Jun. 2002
President, Trecenti Technologies
Apr. 2018
President, Western Digital Japan
Senior Vice President, Western Digital Corporation (resigned in Sept. 2022)

Background to the establishment of Rapidus (0-3) and the medium- to long-term business development concept (4, 5)

Awareness of the importance of semiconductors has increased, along with growing concern about the decline of the Japanese semiconductor industry.
Role of semiconductors in economic security has become an urgent issue. Many foundries are located in Taiwan and mainland China.
With the increased use of semiconductors in automobiles and AI, and the greater added value of semiconductors in finished goods expected in the 2030s, manufacturing in Japan needs to be secured.
Strategic Japan-U.S. Partnership ‐ Following U.S.-Japan Summit, Japan and the U.S. are developing next-generation semiconductors.
Target for Late 2020s
Establish next generation 3D LSI and nanosheet GAA technology in collaboration with U.S. and Europe, and build a cooperative framework with material and equipment manufacturers in Japan and overseas.
Establish a cutting-edge 2nm generation LSI foundry in Japan.

Strengthen Japan’s industrial capabilities and become a world leader in manufacturing through international cooperation and mass production of cutting-edge semiconductors.

Business Areas

Major Business Areas

  • Research, development, design, manufacture and sales of electronic components such as semiconductor devices and integrated circuits
  • R&D of environmentally friendly and energy-saving semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing technology
  • Training and development of human resources for the semiconductor industry