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Sony confirms possible TSMC partnership on Japan chip factory

Japanese company also says it expects record $9.1bn full-year operating profit

Sony is considering a solution to the global chip crunch -- joining with the world's largest contract semiconductor maker on a factory in Japan. (Source photos by Reuters)

TOKYO -- Sony Group on Thursday confirmed it is considering a plan to join with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in building a chip factory in the western Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto.

The confirmation came during a news conference to announce Sony's first-half earnings. "The stable procurement of semiconductors is a crucial issue amid the chip crunch, and [TSMC's plant] could be a solution," said Hiroki Totoki, the company's chief financial officer.

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