In January 2018, SII Semiconductor Corporation will change its name to “ABLIC Inc.”.

ABLIC Inc. has inherited the Seiko Instruments philosophy of manufacturing. As technology continues to grow and flourish, we aim to create key, world-changing components such as our semiconductor products featuring low-current consumption, low-voltage operation, and ultra-small package technologies, through following the principles of “small, smart, and simple” innovation.

ABLIC

The new company name ABLIC is a coined word combining ABLE (possible) and IC (short for “integrated circuit”), expressing that semiconductor technology enables possibilities.

ABLIC

In addition, our logo consists of an arrow (^), representing growth, combined with a diamond (◆), representing integrated circuits, which together form an “A”, the first letter of the company name. This, as a whole, expresses our corporate vision of striving to help society grow through semiconductor technology.

CORPORATE HISTORY and FUTURE EVOLUTION

2018
Change Name to “ABLIC Inc.”

2017
High-efficiency SWRs
2016
Established SII Semiconductor Corporation
2016
Medical device ICs
2015
High-power dissipation packages (TO-252-5S)
2015
Wireless power ICs
2014
Timer ICs for automotive use
2013
Magnetism sensor ICs for automotive use
2011
Ultra-small 0.8 x 0.8 mm packages (HSNT)
2009
High-power dissipation packages (HSOP-6)
2009
Power supply ICs for automotive use
2005
Ultra-low voltage operation charge pumps
2003
Ultra-small packages (SNT)
2003
E2PROM for automotive use
1999
Lithium-ion battery protection ICs (Secondary protection)
1996
Began the post process at the Akita plant.
1993
Lithium-ion battery protection ICs / E2PROM
1990
Real-time clock ICs
1987
Completed the 6-inch line for the wafer process.
1986
Non-volatile memories
1985
Temperature sensor ICs
1984
Magnetism sensor ICs
1983
Voltage regulators and voltage detectors
1979
Completed the 4-inch line for the wafer process.
1979
Analog quartz ICs
1970
Completed the 2-inch line for development.
1968
Began CMOS IC R&D.
1937
Established 1937 Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (the present-day Seiko Instruments Inc.)
1881
Established K. Hattori (the present-day Seiko Holdings Corporation)
    2017 High-efficiency SWRs
Established SII Semiconductor Corporation 2016 2016 Medical device ICs
High-power dissipation packages (TO-252-5S) 2015 2015 Wireless power ICs
    2014 Timer ICs for automotive use
    2013 Magnetism sensor ICs for automotive use
Ultra-small 0.8 x 0.8 mm packages (HSNT) 2011    
High-power dissipation packages (HSOP-6) 2009 2009 Power supply ICs for automotive use
    2005 Ultra-low voltage operation charge pumps
Ultra-small packages (SNT) 2003 2003 E2PROM for automotive use
    1999 Lithium-ion battery protection ICs (Secondary protection)
Began the post process at the Akita plant. 1996    
    1993 Lithium-ion battery protection ICs / E2PROM
    1990 Real-time clock ICs
Completed the 6-inch line for the wafer process. 1987    
    1986 Non-volatile memories
    1985 Temperature sensor ICs
    1984 Magnetism sensor ICs
    1983 Voltage regulators and voltage detectors
Completed the 4-inch line for the wafer process. 1979 1979 Analog quartz ICs
Completed the 2-inch line for development. 1970    
Began CMOS IC R&D. 1968    
Established 1937 Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd.
(the present-day Seiko Instruments Inc.)
1937    
Established K. Hattori
(the present-day Seiko Holdings Corporation)
1881    

In January 2018 SII Semiconductor Corporation, as a result of the transfer of shares from Seiko Instruments Inc., will become an exclusive manufacturer of analog semiconductors under the name ABLIC, of which the Development Bank of Japan Inc. will hold 70% of the shares. We aim to establish a global presence as an industry leader, providing optimal solutions for both clients and society as a whole.
A new future awaits with ABLIC.

Shareholder Composition As of January 2018

Note: The month of the company name change is a current schedule.