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Japan chip suppliers reap benefits of 'China exit' subsidy

Expansion of local production gives country potential boost amid global shortage

Japanese suppliers to the semiconductor industry are among the companies to have received government subsidies to strengthen domestic supply chains.

TOKYO -- Suppliers to the semiconductor industry are among a wave of Japanese companies that have used government money to boost their activities in the country as a global chip shortage heats up.

A dozen companies that provide niche services to the region's chipmaking giants such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. received the "China exit" subsidy in the second round, announced at the end of last year.

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