Thursday 16 May 2024
Semiconductor firms' ranking as 'most-desired employers' rising fast in Japan
Several media reports that young American engineers complained about working at TSMC. How about Japanese engineers? Would they be holding grudges too?
Wednesday 10 April 2024
TSMC to expand collaboration with Japanese academia to nurture more talents
TSMC and Japan's Kumamoto University have announced a collaboration to cultivate semiconductor talent and conduct semiconductor research. Ever since TSMC built a wafer fab in Kumamoto...
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Microchip expands speciality node partnership with TSMC
Microchip Technology has announced an expansion of its partnership with TSMC to enable specialized 40nm manufacturing capacity at Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM),...
Monday 8 April 2024
Japanese Prime Minister visits JASM fab in Kumamoto
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) subsidiary in Kumamoto, Kyushu,...
Tuesday 2 April 2024
TSMC to sign MoU with Kyushu Univ for joint research and talent training
Japanese media Yomiuri and Nikkei reported that TSMC will sign an MoU in April with Kyushu University covering semiconductor lectures, talent training, and joint...
Tuesday 26 March 2024
TSMC + Japan: win-win situation or mutual exploitation?
At a recent semiconductor forum hosted by a think tank under Taiwan's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), former TSMC R&D Director Konrad Young and various scholars...
Thursday 29 February 2024
TSMC promises to set up advanced chip supply chain in Kyushu
During a meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Prime Minister's official residence in Japan on February 26, 2024, TSMC Chairman Mark Liu and TSMC President C.C. Wei pledged...
Monday 26 February 2024
Shazam! TSMC opens JASM fab, Taiwan's tech minister Wu can't wait
Taiwan's Minister of Science and Technology, Wu Tsung-tsong, said TSMC's new Kumamoto fab offers win-win outcomes for all involved.
Monday 26 February 2024
JASM Fab2 subsidies and ESG facts revealed
After the opening ceremony of TSMC's first fab in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ken Saito, told the media at the event that he would subsidize...
Monday 26 February 2024
Taiwan-Japan industrial ties expected to deepen following TSMC fab
TSMC opened its first fab in Kumamoto on February 24, with plans for the second fab in the prefecture to commence construction by 2024 and begin operation in 2027. Industry insiders...
Monday 26 February 2024
Morris Chang: JASM will improve chip resiliency and start a semiconductor Renaissance in Japan
Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM), a majority-owned subsidiary of TSMC, held the opening ceremony of its first fab in Kumamoto on February 24, 2024. It has created...
Friday 23 February 2024
Analog Devices expands partnership with TSMC
Analog Devices (ADI) recently announced that it has reached an agreement with TSMC to acquire long-term wafer capacity through Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), TSMC's...
Friday 23 February 2024
Japan to subsidize US$5 billion for TSMC's Fab2 in Kumamoto
The day before Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) inauguration of its first fab in Kumamoto, Japan, on February 24, Japanese media outlets reported that the Japanese...
Thursday 22 February 2024
TSMC Japan fab slated for year-end launch
On February 24, TSMC will hold an opening ceremony for its first fabrication facility in Japan, located in Kumamoto. The fab is scheduled to go online at the end of 2024.
Wednesday 7 February 2024
JASM's Kumamoto site to become GigaFab after Fab2 enters production
Production sites with a monthly capacity of 100,000 wafers or more are called GIGAFAB Facilities at TSMC. Currently, TSMC has four GigaFab facilities in Taiwan. With the capacity...
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