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Tokyo to Set Conditions for Chip Plants – Japan News

Tokyo to provide 400 billion yen subsidy to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build plant in Kumamoto prefecture

A chip made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is shown at the 2020 World Semiconductor Conference in Nanjing. Photo: AFP


Japan plans to require semiconductor companies to commit to at least 10 years of continuous production as one of the conditions for receiving a state subsidy, The Japan News reported.

The government will provide a 400 billion yen ($3.5 billion) subsidy to leading chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to build a plant in Kumamoto prefecture.

Read the full report: The Japan News




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