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Sony to join TSMC on new $7bn chip plant in Japan

Toyota group parts maker Denso considers signing up

Sony is set to be an investor in -- and a major customer of -- TSMC's first chip plant in Japan. (Source photo by AP and Reuters)

TOKYO -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, and Sony Group are considering joint construction of a semiconductor factory in western Japan amid a global chip shortage, Nikkei has learned.

The total investment in the project is estimated at 800 billion yen ($7 billion), with the Japanese government expected to provide up to half the amount.

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