Micron Secures $320 Million in Japanese Subsidies, Might Bring EUV to Japan

Micron Secures $320 Million in Japanese Subsidies, Might Bring EUV to Japan

Having understood the importance of the local semiconductor supply chain for long-term homegrown microelectronics industry development, the Japanese government kicked off a program to subsidize local chipmakers. On the heels of its $680 million subsidy for Kioxia and Western Digital in July, the Japanese govt announced plans to support Micron’s Hiroshima operations with ¥46.5 billion ($320 million).…

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Japan Asks Sony and TSMC to Build Fabs in the Country

Japanese authorities have proposed that Sony Group and TSMC invest $9.2 billion in a fab that will produce chips using a 20nm process technology, reports Reuters citing a report by Nikkan Kogyo newspaper. Just 15 years ago, Japanese companies like Panasonic and Renesas had leading-edge process technologies that could challenge those from Intel. Today, Japanese developers outsource…