JX Nippon Mining & Metals conducts global business operations in the area of nonferrous metals, focusing primarily on copper and rare metals. These operations cover the full range from resource development, smelting and refining, to the development and manufacturing of advanced semiconductor materials essential to enabling the IoT and AI era.
Since our founding in 1905, the Group has worked on creating new value, even while responding to various changes in the business environment. We are determined to continue our challenge, contributing to the development of a sustainable economy and society through creation and innovation in the areas of resources and materials.
Building on the success of Seganoseki, Isohara Works was established in 1985. Located in Japan’s Ibaraki Perfecture, it was designed to serve the electronics material industry. The demand for the high purity metals used in the Semiconductor Industry was on the rise. To meet this growing demand, a manufacturing plant was opened in Chandler, AZ in 1991. It was designed to serve the Semiconductor industry in the U.S. and Europe. Today, JX Nippon Mining and Metals USA, Inc. is the industry leader in the production of Sputtering targets worldwide.