The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation TSMC, the world’s largest chip maker, announced its collaboration with Sony For the joint construction of a semiconductor plant in western Japan amid a global shortage of chips, the Japanese government itself is expected to pay half of the manufacturing cost, which is estimated to be worth $7 billion.
Leading Japanese manufacturer of auto parts, DensoIt also wants to participate in measures such as installing equipment at the factory to ensure priority access to chips.
Sony could also take a minority stake In a new company it will operate the plant, which will be located in the Kumamoto region, on land owned by Sony and in an area adjacent to the company’s image sensor factory.
This new foundry will manufacture semiconductors used in camera image sensors, as well as chips for automobiles and other products, and is scheduled to come online as early as 2024.
plans to install, Which will be TSMC’s first chip production in Japan, comes at a time when the global technology industry is facing an unprecedented shortage of semiconductors that has led to disruptions in the supply chain, while the Japanese government, is increasingly concerned with maintaining the stability of the supply chain amid a shortage of chips and rising tensions around the Taiwan Strait and Grant support for the project.
The planned investment comes at a time when major economies, such as the United States and Europe, are rushing to move semiconductor production home for reasons of national security. Washington earlier this year passed a bipartisan $52 billion bill to support research and development as well as semiconductor manufacturing.
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