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).…

Choose the lesser of the two greatest evils. According to Reuters, at the U.S.-Japanese ministerial meeting in Washington, the parties agreed to build more cooperation in the field of semiconductor production and research, as well as to establish supply chains for raw materials and valuable minerals that could be used, among other things, for the manufacture of traction []

Japanese authorities expressed their willingness to meet China and the US but don’t refuse to participate in Sakhalin-2

Choose the lesser of two evils. Following the US-Japanese ministerial meeting in Washington, the parties agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the field of semiconductor production and research, as well as a supply chain for raw materials and precious minerals that can be used, among other things, for the manufacture of traction batteries. Image source:…

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Japanese Government Invests $680 Million in Kioxia, WD Fab

Kioxia and Western Digital said that their joint venture Fab 7 3D NAND production facility at YokkaichiOperations in Japan would receive up to ¥92.9 billion ($680 million) subsidy from the Japanese government. The subsidy is part of a unique government program designed to boost the semiconductor production industry in Japan. Kioxia started to build its Fab 7 facility at Yokkaichi Operations…