Fujifilm has started construction on an expansion of its facility in Mesa, which will be used for the production of cutting-edge semiconductor materials.

The expansion is part of 10 billion yen (about $88 million) the company expects to spend on facilities in Mesa and Rhode Island. The company declined to give a breakdown of how much would be spent at individual facilities when asked by the Business Journal in December.

The Mesa site expansion is anticipated to take about 18 months and will comprise approximately 85,000 square feet of additional space in five new buildings. The move significantly expands manufacturing, warehousing, research and development laboratory and office space.

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