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Japan, U.S. to deepen cooperation in cutting-edge chips

Eyeing China, allies aim to push beyond 2-nanometer technology

Japan and the U.S. are planning to work closer together in building a chip supply chain to cut dependence on Taiwanese and other producers. (Source photo by AP) 

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. will deepen cooperation in building supply chains for cutting-edge semiconductor devices, amid growing rivalry between Washington and Beijing.

The two governments are close to agreeing on cooperation in producing chips more advanced than 2 nanometers, Nikkei has learned. They are also working on a framework to prevent technology leaks, with China in mind.

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