Notification of Change of SII Semiconductor Corporation, Subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., to Equity-method Affiliate

SII Semiconductor Corporation (SII Semiconductor), a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) that manufactures and sells semiconductors, has been changed to an equity-method affiliate as of January 5, 2018 upon completion of partial transfer of shares of SII to Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ). As a result, the shareholding ratio of DBJ and SII became 70% and 30%, respectively. Taking advantage of this opportunity, SII Semiconductor today changed its company name to ABLIC Inc. and commenced its business operations. We sincerely appreciate your continued support.

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