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Micron Technology, Kyocera and reportedly Samsung have pledged billions to build and expand chip plants in Japan while Fujifilm is spending $110 million to build facilities in Taiwan. American memory maker Micron says it is investing $3.7 billion to bring extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology to its Hiroshima fab for the …

  1. Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells Silver badge

    This seems odd to me.

    The main risk to Taiwanese fabs is a Chinese invasion ( and either Chinese bombing or American bombing of Taiwanese fabs to prevent them falling into Chinese hands ). The chances of Japan getting dragged into such a war are non-zero. If Japan and China found themselves on opposing sides of a shooting war, China would do its best to destroy Japanese fabs.

    Surely the potential upside to having a fab outside the far-east far outweighs the potential extra costs?

    Can anybody explain why this basket of eggs is being placed right next to the existing basket of eggs - right under the massive ACME anvil?

    1. Valeyard

      Not like we can judge, it's the exact same basket we put all our stuff in

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Micron, Kyocera, Samsung bet billions on Japan chip plants

    while Kyocera is leaving the 'manufacturing' market for mobile phones...

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