Wafer microchips producted by Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial. Photo: AFP Wafer microchips producted by Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial. Photo: AFP
Wafer microchips producted by Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial. Photo: AFP
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Japan lures TSMC with US$1.8 billion plan to revive domestic chip industry

  • Tokyo is pulling out the stops to safeguard its access to semiconductors as a hedge against US-China tensions by attracting foreign manufacturers and marrying them with domestic firms
  • At the heart of its plan is a US$337.2 million research and development project in Tsukuba that will involve the Taiwanese chip giant and more than 20 Japanese firms

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Wafer microchips producted by Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial. Photo: AFP Wafer microchips producted by Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial. Photo: AFP
Wafer microchips producted by Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial. Photo: AFP
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