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Link: How Japan Is Trying to Rebuild Its Chip Industry

TSMC’s American factories have been repeatedly delayed. And even though construction on the first factory began a full year later, the fab in Japan is already up and running and will be fully operational by the end of the year. Japan, once a chip-making powerhouse, has committed $26 billion to revive the industry, with an emphasis on the chips used in cars. About a third of that money has gone to TSMC’s operations. Japan’s plans to build up the chip industry and supply chain will require tens of billions of dollars in additional public and private investment. Companies will need a surge of workers with the right skills, and they will need housing. #


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