Reuters reports that in order to master 2-nanometer technology, Japanese semiconductor startup Rapidus plans to launch a recruitment plan to absorb global semiconductor talents in order to revive Japan's chip industry.
Rapidus plans to start mass production of 2nm in Japan in 2027. It is actively cooperating with IBM and Imec, and is also actively recruiting talents. It recruits industry veterans domestically and seeks professional talents abroad. Tetsuro Higashi, the 74-year-old person in charge, said that talent recruitment is not limited to Japan, but will expand to the world and actively attract talents.
Rapidus has about 250 employees as of this month, some interning at IBM's semiconductor labs in upstate New York. TSMC and Samsung have mass-produced 3 nanometers and will mass-produce 2 nanometers in 2025. Japan's latest semiconductor production line is still stuck at 40 nanometers.
In addition to actively planning for 2nm mass production, Rapidus is collaborating with the University of Tokyo and the French semiconductor research institute Leti to jointly develop the basis for semiconductor design with a circuit line width of 1nm. The two parties will begin personnel exchanges and technology sharing from 2024. French research institution Leti will contribute its chip component expertise to build 1-nanometer process infrastructure.
Market participants said Rapidus's plan to recruit semiconductor talents globally shows that Japan is short of cutting-edge semiconductor talents. TSMC's Kumamoto plant is nearing completion and is considering building a second plant, and even has plans for a third plant. This means that TSMC also needs to send manpower to Japan. These people may also be Rapidus's targets. TSMC has to pay attention while expanding its overseas production. Brain drain problem.
路透社報導，日本半導體新創企業 Rapidus 為了掌握 2 奈米技術，計劃開啟招兵買馬計畫，吸納全球半導體人才，以重振日本晶片業。 Rapidus 計劃 2027 年日本開始大規模生產 2 奈米，積極和 IBM 和 Imec 合作，也積極徵才，國內招募產業資深人士，國外尋求專業人才。74 歲負責人...