The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported on June 10 that semiconductor giant TSMC is considering building a large-scale factory in Kumamoto Prefecture.
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According to the Nikkei Shimbun, the Japanese government has requested TSMC to produce semiconductors in Japan, and TSMC has begun considering the construction of a factory.
TSMC is said to be building a large-scale semiconductor factory in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, with a view to producing semiconductors of 16 nanometers (nm) to 28 nm for automobiles and home appliances.
The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reported on May 27 that Sony and TSMC are planning to establish a joint venture and build a semiconductor factory in Kumamoto Prefecture through the mediation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
In the Kyushu region, many semiconductor-related companies are located in Kumamoto and Fukuoka prefectures, and the Sony Group owns a video device production factory in Kumamoto prefecture.
In addition, TSMC has announced a plan to build a large-scale factory in Arizona, USA, and it is reported that it has already started hiring engineers.
Currently, there is a serious semiconductor shortage in the automobile industry, etc., and it is said that the production of Apple’s Mac and iPad may be affected.
Source: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
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