Company Name : Unisantis-Electronics
Established : July 2004.
“Let’s change the world
with SGT – 3 Dimensional Semiconductor”
The Vision of Unisantis Electronics Japan is to successfully develop and create a three dimensional transistor which will transform the semiconductor industry.
Unisantis Electronics Japan is a Japanese company which forms part of "NewScope Group", a large reputed international group of companies, actively pursuing and supporting advanced Research & Development of Breakthrough Technologies and translating these into commercial reality.
The company is now engaged in the research
of the new semiconductor, which has 3
dimension structure, so-called Surrounding
Gate Transistor (hereinafter referred
to as the “SGT”. The project
is being carried out by Fujio Masuoka
as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and
the research team.
Junji Numata (Chairman, Representing Director)
Kinichi Fukuda (President, Representing Director)
Fujio Masuoka (Chief Technology Officer)
Inventor of flash memory, Honorary
Professor of Tohoku University.
Can you imagine a world without flash
memory! Without flash memory there would
be no convenient way of reprogramming
embedded systems in the field - i.e. no
easy post-sale bug fixes, no product sales
before standards are ratified, and no
remote software upgrades. The cellular
phones, digital cameras, MP3 players and
countless other everyday electronic devices
that we take for granted would not be
as portable, adaptable, and affordable
without flash memory. SGT (a three-dimensional
semiconductor) will transform a technological
world in next step.
He is a world-renowned technologist
credited as the inventor of flash memory.
He has spent most of his career working
on the research and development of numerous
kinds of semiconductor memory including
flash memory, programmable read-only memory
and random access memory. He also possesses
considerable knowledge in image sensing
devices (such as charge-coupled devices)
and high-speed semiconductor logic.
He is a fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a
member of the Institution of Electronics,
Information and Communication Engineers,
Japan. He is also Professor Emeritus of the
Research Institute of Electrical Communication
at Tohoku University in Japan.
1966 Graduated from Faculty of Engineering,
1971 Completed the doctoral course, Tohoku
1971 Joined Toshiba Corporation.
1994 Appointed as Professor at Tohoku
2005 Accepted as the Chief Technology
Officer of Unisantis Electronics (Japan)
2007 Appointed as Honorary Professor at
Awards and Recognition
1977 Awarded the Watanabe's Prize on the
year of its inception.
1980 Awarded the invention award, National
1985 Awarded the encouraging award for
1986 Awarded the encouraging award for
1988 Awarded the encouraging awards, twice
in the year, for invention, Kanto-district.
1991 Awarded the encouraging award for
the invention, Kanto-district.
1995 IEEE Fellow.
1997 Awarded the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann
2000 Awarded the major award of Ichimura-Sangyo
2002 Awarded the 2002 SSDM Award.
2005 Awarded Innovation Award by the Economist.
2007 Awarded Medal with Purple Ribbon from
Emperor Akihito of Japan.
2009 Flash memory recognized in the IEEE as one of `25 Microchips That Shook The World`
2010 Inducted into the Computer History Museum Hall of Fame
2011 Inducted into the CE Hall of Fame