Advanced Materials OperationsThese operations develop and provide such products as specialized adhesive tapes and related equipment essential in semiconductor chip manufacturing and mounting pro-cesses, multilayer ceramic capacitor-related tapes, touch screen-related products, and new, next-generation sheet materials.Main Products•Semiconductor-related adhesive tapes and equipment•Multilayer ceramic capacitor-related tapes•Touch screen-related productsNet Sales: ¥43.7billion (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2016)Normally, the fourth quarter is a period of adjustment in the electronics-related market. In the scal year ended March 31, 2016, although this adjustment phase affected us signicantly, we were able to achieve performance that was generally in line with our expectations, partly thanks to on-site efforts. Given the electronics-related industry’s inherent volatility and the diversication of market demand, we believe the best way of sustaining growth is to continue steady efforts to manufacture and roll out “market standard” products that reect customers’ actual needs even more closely.Further, a trade fair and other events in the scal year ended March 31, 2016, provided opportunities to showcase our development projects in next-generation areas, such as high-barrier lms and light diffusion lms. We will further strengthen these development initiatives so that they contribute to the Group’s earnings as early as possible.Business StrategiesMakoto HattoriDirector, Executive OfcerGeneral Manager, Advanced Materials Operations, Business Administration Div.:: MANAGEMENT STRATEGYBusiness OverviewElectronic and Optical ProductsLINTEC ANNUAL REPORT 201618


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