Organization

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Organization

At Nichia, market demands are promptly communicated through Nichia's organization's structure and then implemented by Nichia's own monotsukuri*.
Nichia is made of three business units: the Administration Business Unit covering everything from corporate planning to quality assurance, the Phosphors & Fine Chemicals Business Unit that develops the optical and energy related businesses, and the Optoelectronic Products Business Unit that promotes the opto-device business. These three business units work in collaboration with the production sites, R&D institutions, and sales offices in Japan and overseas.

Administration Business Unit

R&D
Basic research on technologies and materials related to light and energy
Plant Engineering
Design and development of equipment made in-house
Quality Assurance
Inspection/analysis of the products, quality assurance/management, customer support
IT Systems
Internal IT system development and management, AI, IoT, big data, robotization
Legal & Intellectual Property
Intellectual property rights and contractual practices throughout the world
Others
General affairs, human resources, accounting, planning, strategic procurement, production management, environment and safety, etc.

Phosphors & Fine Chemicals Business Unit

Development, technology, and manufacturing of cathode materials
Development, evaluation, technology, manufacturing technology, and manufacturing of cathode materials for Lithium-ion batteries
Development and manufacturing of functional chemicals
Development and manufacturing of magnetic materials, phosphors, metal complexes, optical single crystals, etc.
Strategic Sourcing
Procurement of raw materials and consumables related to the Phosphors & Fine Chemicals Business Unit
Sales
Domestic and overseas sales of products for the Phosphors & Fine Chemicals Business Unit

Optoelectronic Products Business Unit

Development of LED/LD products
Development, material development, manufacturing process development, and package development for LED/LD products
LED/LD manufacturing and production technology
LED/LD manufacturing, process design and improvement, production rationalization, quality stabilization
Development of applied products
Development of light source modules
Sales
Domestic and overseas sales of products for the Optoelectronic Products Business Unit
Others
LED/LD Business planning, Advanced application development, Processing technology, Marketing

* The Japanese word describing creating, manufacturing, and developing activities that are not only focused on the simple process of manufacturing inside a factory but also include the creation, utilization, and combination of ideas, technologies, and expertise.