Tuesday 30 April 2024
Asahi Kasei to build large battery separator plant in Canada with US IRA subsidy support
Japan's Asahi Kasei has unveiled plans to construct an integrated plant in Ontario, Canada.
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Specialty IC foundry VIS reportedly to set up 12-inch fab in Singapore
Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, reportedly plans to set up a 12-inch fab in Singapore for fulfilling mainly automotive related IC ord...
Friday 1 September 2023
AI unicorn PFN to develop Japanese-centric generative AI with ABCI supercomputer support
Japanese AI unicorn Preferred Network (PFN), after announcing in June its plans to develop a purely Japanese generative AI and related large language model (LLM), has recently gained...
Friday 28 July 2023
Nikkei: Huawei collaborates with SMIC on 7nm 5G smartphone chips
According to Nikkei Asia, Huawei will start mass-producing 5G smartphone chips through a collaboration with SMIC in the near future. Their goal is to resume high-end smartphone...
Monday 17 April 2023
Japan keen on building chiplet technology and ecosystem
While the Intel-initiated Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) consortium has attracted many participants, Japan's academic and industry players are also stepping up efforts...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Japanese semiconductor equipment makers worse hit by export controls than western peers
Japan is set to officially tighten export controls on 23 semiconductor equipment items to China, starting in July, following the US-led containment against Chinese semiconductor industry...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
PC, handset, home appliances inventory depletion accelerating
Terminal brand vendors of PCs, smartphones and home appliances are accelerating their inventory depletion, with PC inventory showing the fastest destocking pace, which indicates that...
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Tokyo Electron to build new plant, expecting renewed semiconductor demand
Chipmaking equipment vendor Tokyo Electron (TEL) has announced plans to invest JPY 22 billion (US$168 million) to set up a new plant in northeast Japan in anticipation of renewed...
Tuesday 14 February 2023
Diamond-based power semiconductors may be available in 2030
Diamond-based power semiconductors are likely to hit the market as early as 2030 thanks to new development achievements in Japan in the past two years, although it is believed that...
Wednesday 28 December 2022
Japanese chipmakers keen on expanding capacity for car power devices
Japan's semiconductor firms including Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage and JS Foundry are actively expanding investments in building new capacities for power devices to meet...
Tuesday 27 December 2022
Apple faces US$98 million in back taxes in Japan, Nikkei says
Apple faces about US$98 million in back taxes in Japan, a bill that appears to be tied to bulk sales of duty-free devices to foreign tourists, Nikkei reported.
Monday 19 December 2022
New Japan chipmaker Rapidus faces challenges to mass produce 2nm chips by 2027
Japan's newly founded advanced chips manufacturing company Rapidus aims to develop 2nm chips mass production technology through cooperation with mainly the US and foray into the foundry...
Thursday 17 March 2022
China becomes largest EV manufacturer in 2021
China saw its electric vehicle (EV) exports surge 260% on year to nearly 500,000 units in 2021 and became the largest EV manufacturing country worldwide, surpassing Germany and the...
Monday 3 January 2022
Japan sees slipping PC shipments in past several months
PC shipments in Japan have witnessed an on-year decline for eight months straight since April and are unlikely to resume growth before mid-2022 with shipments of tablets also facing...
Thursday 23 December 2021
Luxshare building new assembly lines in Kunshan
Luxshare Precision Industry is constructing additional assembly lines for smartphones in Kunshan, China's Jiangsu province, in phases and plans to have nearly 40 new lines come online...