US, Japan set to agree on joint research for semiconductors

Baku, July 29, AZERTAC

Japan and the United States are expected to agree on joint research for next-generation semiconductors to establish a secure source of the vital components during economic talks between the allies, Japanese media said on Friday, according to Reuters.
Japanese foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and trade minister Koichi Hagiuda will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in Washington for the first round of economic “two plus two” talks on Friday, with supply chain security expected to be a major topic.
A joint research and development centre will be set up in Japan by the end of this year to research 2-nanometer semiconductor chips, the Nikkei Shimbun said.
The centre will include a prototype production line and should begin producing semiconductors by 2025, it added.
The agreement to set up the centre will be included in a statement to be issued after the meeting.

World 2022-07-29 17:36:00