I would like to first take this opportunity to extend to you my warmest greetings and best wishes for the New Year.
The semiconductor industry, including us, is enjoying brisk demand which has continued since 2017 in spite of the unpredictable world situation with uncertainty.
In this environment, we welcomed the Development Bank of Japan Inc. as our largest shareholder and embarked on a new phase as ABLIC Inc. and as a maker of analog semiconductors on January 5, 2018. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your continued guidance and support.
As analog semiconductor products will play a more critical role amid the accelerating progress being made in the shift to electronically enhanced vehicles and an IoT (Internet of Things) connected society, we will contribute to the enrichment of lives around the world under our vision of inspiring customers with our “Small, Smart, Simple” analog semiconductor solutions.
Thank you for your continued support for ABLIC Inc., which has opened a new chapter in its history.
Jan. 5, 2018
President and CEO