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Japan seeks to produce cutting-edge 2-nm chips as soon as 2025

jms_embedded

Active member
Interesting... looks like there's interest in having someone else (or at least more equipment manufacturing companies) besides TSMC/Samsung/Intel be the masters of leading-edge IC manufacturing.


Japan seeks to produce cutting-edge 2-nm chips as soon as 2025​

In race with TSMC, Tokyo and Washington partner on R&D and manufacturing
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. leads in developing mass production technology for 2-nm chips. © Reuters
KO FUJIOKA, Nikkei staff writerJune 15, 2022 01:24 JST
TOKYO -- Japan will work with the U.S. to launch a domestic manufacturing base for 2-nanometer semiconductors as early as fiscal 2025, Nikkei has learned, joining the race for commercializing the next-generation chip technology.

Tokyo and Washington will provide support under a bilateral chip technology partnership. Private companies from the two countries will pursue research on design and mass production.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is ahead in developing mass production technology for 2-nm chips. Japan seeks to secure a stable supply of semiconductors by realizing domestic production of the next-generation chips.

Japanese and U.S. businesses could jointly establish a new company, or Japanese corporations could set up a new manufacturing hub. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will partially subsidize the cost of research and development as well as capital expenditures.

Joint research will start this summer at the earliest, and a research and mass production center will be formed between fiscal 2025 and fiscal 2027.

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hist78

Well-known member
"Joint research will start this summer at the earliest, and a research and mass production center will be formed between fiscal 2025 and fiscal 2027."

I think it's an extremely ambitious schedule. Unless one of the incumbent, such as Intel or TSMC, is also participating in this project?
 

Fred Chen

Moderator
Strange, what terms would the US agree to, in order to proceed with this? "Domestic" probably should mean US not just Japan.
 
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