Saori Nishizaki, Production Technology department


Q1. What are your current roles and responsibilities?

I belong to a team creating a high performance type of die mounter (HP-DM) - an IC chip mounting machine. The goal of my team is to achieve the technology for mounting SLED (Self-scanning Light Emitting Device) chips by creating the HP-DM. The SLED chip mounting technology is used to mount Fuji Xerox's original SLED chip, which has a unique shape, on a printed circuit board with high accuracy. My role is to develop technology for the mounting process in production of the LPH.Note1 Every day I conduct various experiments using the HP-DM (such as taking data and investigating various issues in demonstration tests). Recently, I have been working on the trials for HP-DM production at the manufacturing site, which is the Suzuka Center of Fuji Xerox Manufacturing, Co., Ltd.

  • Note1 The LED Print Head (LPH) is a unit inside a copying machine that forms latent images on the photoreceptor drum.

Q2. What do you keep in mind while at work?

Positive thinking

Sometimes the evaluation process does not work out as intended due to device-related trouble. It's a tough situation, but also one that gives our team an opportunity to accumulate know-how on handling such trouble and a chance for me to use other devices that I usually don't use.

Most of all, I perceive the situation as definite progress toward the goal of "achieving the technology," and thus keep myself motivated.

Q3. What do you think is the value of technology?

Stable production

Stable production is always required at manufacturing sites. If such trouble as unpredictable machine failure or a software bug affecting production occurs, we deal with it. In such a situation, I realize how difficult it is to keep the production processes stable. So, I would like to further improve the production technology to achieve stable production.

Q4. What do you like to do to relax or relieve stress?

Watching the stars on my way home from work

On the way home from the nearest station, I can see beautiful stars on a clear night. In winter, you can see the three stars of Orion. When I see the stars, I stop walking and just gaze at them for a while. This makes me feel relaxed.


To keep my energy up, I need to eat. Because I take dinner after work, I always make sure to have a balanced diet.

One Day - a day in my workweek

8:30 a.m.-
9:30 a.m.
I prefer to get to work fairly early. First, I go through my email and check for any important information or requests that require a prompt response. I also start to test-run the HP-DM.
In the morning I take data obtained in demonstration tests for the new process, and then organize the data. Under an environment similar to that of the manufacturing site, we run the samples of wafers in a new HP-DM process, inspect performance of the parts, and measure the failure rate. A team meeting is sometimes held in the morning to share our progress.
12:00 p.m. I take lunch with my colleagues.
Afternoon I continue taking data and organizing it.
7:00 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.
I wrap up today's work and go home.