back to article Japan's Rohm, Toshiba grab $900M in subsidies to boost power semi production

Silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors are getting a lot of attention of late and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry doesn't want to be left out. In a joint announcement on Friday, Rohm and Toshiba — two major Japanese chipmakers — revealed the government had earmarked ¥129.4 billion ($902 million) in …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    Here in the UK our wise government wants us to stay with traditional potato chips.

    Gawd forbid we would compete with India and China, what would spouses of our esteemed Prime Tinyster and equally bright Chancerror have said?

    1. Gene Cash Silver badge

      Re: Chips

      Potato chips? Is that anything like crisps?

  2. HuBo

    Hot stuff!

    Great to hear about Wolfspeed's $6.5 billion SiC global capacity expansion in Durham NC, just a stone's throw from the Ashesville-Lenoir high-tech corridor home to the world-famous The-Next-Platfom studio-garage (with its high-energy demand to power those in-depth analyses!). Being so close to Texas Pete's Original Hot Sauce's manufacturing HQ (Winston-Salem) won't hurt either ... unless they put too much of that s*it on literally everything (like Frank's RedHot and Tabasco, it's meant to be used in foods, not semiconductor fab equipment!)!

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