Japan and the United States are joining forces to balance the upcoming 2nm era for computer chips, Nikkei Asia reports. Private companies from both countries will work together to provide a factory in Japan with the knowledge needed to be able to produce advanced chips. Like TSMC, this partnership also wants to come up with the first 2nm chips from 2025.
On the other hand, TSMC has the trump card at the moment, as the Taiwanese company appears to be ready for the next operation earlier. For Japan and the United States, the plan is to be able to produce the first 2-nm chips between 2025 and 2027 (the fiscal year). With cooperation partially funded by the Japanese government, the Asian country is trying to ensure the supply of semiconductors. In addition, in this way research and knowledge can be exchanged between the two countries.
On the other hand, information about the exact parties involved is not available. There is speculation about the involvement of IBM, Intel and Samsung, but there is no concrete reason for this. It is therefore questionable whether Japan can implement this plan in such a relatively short time frame. The clock is ticking and TSMC says it’s on schedule.
Source: Nikkei Asia
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