back to article Japan to dangle as many Yen as it takes to lure chipmakers to its shores, because everyone else is doing it too

Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga has outlined a national growth strategy that will include doing whatever it takes to lure semiconductor manufacturers to the nation’s shores. The strategy was introduced yesterday and stated that Japan will match investment attraction offers made by other nations, because it wants to …

  1. IceC0ld

    I'll be honest here ....................

    I thought Japan ALREADY had at least one chip builder plant in operation, as well as most of what was suggested in the piece

    surprising to find that they are not on that as it IS their neck of the woods as it were, and they do have a penchant for building complex stuff

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    SAS [Systemic Alien Superiority] to Almighty Internetional Rescue ‽ .

    Japan to dangle as many Yen as it takes to lure chipmakers to its shores

    That's almost the way to do it, for to dangle rather than deliver as much as anything takes, or needs require, supplies nothing but the eternal pain entertaining negative gain with the guarantee of total failure fully assured ........ no matter what the enigmatic dilemma is to be faced and realised as unavoidable. What other readily available alternative is there to remedy an endemic and/or systemic failure whenever there be so many systems under attack to consider and choose from? For example, here be another example ......

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  3. HildyJ Silver badge
    Boffin

    Join the club

    This seems to be the new normal. Countries are scrambling to bring chip production in house. We've recently seen South Korea and the United States initiate similar programs (and I probably missed some European announcements).

    The big question, in my mind, is how this will be accomplished? If the goal is to do more than just bribe an existing player to build a foundry in your country you get into questions of who is going to fund it, build it, own it, operate it, and direct it; none of which are easily resolved in a democracy with competing political and economic interests.

    It will be interesting to see how it sorts out.

    1. bombastic bob Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: Join the club

      most likely it will cause an increase in automated processes. China often does labor intensive things because they pay slave wages. Moving foundries away from China requires less labor in the process to be profitable. There are a lot of foundries already in places _NOT_ China. But yeah, this kind of move won't happen overnight. "All eggs in one basket" no more.

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