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Taiwan's TSMC to build $190m R&D site near Tokyo

Chip giant eyes closer collaboration with top Japan equipment, materials suppliers

Beyond setting up an R&D facility in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, contract chipmaker TSMC is also looking into establishing a new company in Japan.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is planning to build a research and development center in Japan, Nikkei has learned, as the demand for advanced semiconductor equipment and materials becomes increasingly important amid the pandemic.

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