Wednesday 10 April 2024
Japanese firms witness highest equipment investment surge in 35 years, fueled by AI semiconductor boom
The average growth of equipment investments by Japanese enterprises is projected to reach 8.5% during fiscal 2024 (April 2024-March 2025), marking the highest surge since 1989, according...
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
TSMC's seismic shield: unmatched resilience amid 7.2-magnitude earthquake turmoil
TSMC has swiftly recovered in the wake of the devastating 7.2-magnitude Hualien earthquake on April 3.
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...
Thursday 28 March 2024
AI chip boom to drive sales surge for TOK's ArF and EUV photoresists
Japan's semiconductor chemicals vendor Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK) has stated that the increasing demand for AI chips will drive up sales and market shares of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV)...
Friday 15 March 2024
Taiwan-Japan Economic Summit galvanizes semiconductor collaboration amidst global trade shifts
Experts from key industries and government officials from Japan and Taiwan gathered at the 2024 Taiwan-Japan (Kyushu) Economic and Trade Forum to discuss strengthening collaboration...
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Semiconductor cluster in Kumamoto boosts local development
Japan's Kumamoto, where TSMC operates a joint venture fab, has seen significant economic expansion in just two years, as have other parts of Kyushu.
Wednesday 6 March 2024
Wafer foundry capacity expansion could pose risks
The worldwide IC design industry is stable, however, there is a notable increase in wafer foundry manufacturing capacity, which may provide potential risks, according to foundry sources.
Thursday 29 February 2024
TSMC's 'Black Ship' sails into Japan, sparking South Korean concerns about reversal of competitive edge
Kumamoto, a small Japanese city that suffered a devastating earthquake in 2016, recently witnessed a momentous occasion--the grand opening of TSMC's Kumamoto Fab 1. Dubbed the "Reiwa...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
TSMC gives Japan's automotive IDM firms the kiss of life
TSMC's new wafer plants in Europe, the US, and Japan are reenergizing automotive IDM firms around the world.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Back-end houses divided on whether to build Japanese facilities like TSMC
According to industry sources in Taiwan, IC back-end houses are divided as to whether they will establish facilities in Japan similar to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
TSMC faces challenges from building overseas fabs
TSMC's challenges are not just about maintaining its position as the world's number one pure-play foundry by continuing to advance manufacturing technology and securing orders from...
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...
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