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Semiconductors

Japan seeks to produce cutting-edge 2-nm chips as soon as 2025

In race with TSMC, Tokyo and Washington partner on R&D and manufacturing

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. leads in developing mass production technology for 2-nm chips.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will work with the U.S. to launch a domestic manufacturing base for 2-nanometer semiconductors as early as fiscal 2025, Nikkei has learned, joining the race for commercializing the next-generation chip technology.

Tokyo and Washington will provide support under a bilateral chip technology partnership. Private companies from the two countries will pursue research on design and mass production.

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