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After CHIPS Act, Japanese supplier to triple U.S. semiconductor chemical output

Exclusive: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical invests $372m to ramp up production

The U.S. Congress recently passed the bipartisan CHIPS Act, earmarking $52 billion in subsidies for the industry. (Photo by Ryosuke Eguchi)

TOKYO -- Japan's Mitsubishi Gas Chemical plans to nearly triple U.S. production of a chipmaking chemical over the next decade, Nikkei has learned, as Washington's drive to bring semiconductor manufacturing onshore spurs suppliers to follow.

The company will invest around 50 billion yen ($372 million) to boost production capacity for super-pure hydrogen peroxide, which is used in making high-performance chips. Production lines will be added at a facility in Oregon, and a new plant is on the table as well.

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