Japan is appearing to turn out to be a participant in the semiconductor business once again later twenty years. Rapidus Corporation, a freshly established Japanese chip manufacturer, intends to battle with TSMC and Samsung via manufacturing 2nm chips in only four years.
Bloomberg states that Rapidus is using billions of dollars on making a national chip factory by 2027 with government support. The freshly established chip manufacturer has likewise obtained vast funds by Japanese gear makers like Toyota and Sony. The Japanese administration now has ideas to allocate over 2.4 billion dollars (330 billion yens) annually for the upcoming semiconductor producer.
Tetsuro Higashi, the chairman of Rapidus Corporation says Bloomberg, “Huge opportunities are ahead of us if we can become first in the market and if we focus on making chips for specific areas, such as AI”. Rapidus possibly would not be the initial to 2nm manufacture, then it would not be faraway back. TSMC and Samsung intends to start 2 nanometer chips by at the end of 2025. So, it will be exciting to check if Rapidus be able to attach with the 2027 timeframe.
The chairman, Tetsuro Higashi says he is “pretty confident” regarding Rapidus capability to manufacture 2 nanometer chips and 1.4 nanometer in the upcoming, like every business chairman ought to be, while he states that making 1 nanometer chips “would be a big challenge”. The head of Rapidus Corporation, Atsuyoshi Koike stated Bloomberg earlier in December that they have to finance “several trillion yen” to understand their chip strategies since the “ramifications will be huge if we cannot achieve 2nm capabilities”. By that cash in company’s account, it seems the competition is taking place.
That adds in to a current design of nations providing huge grants to national chip makers. The US is financing over 50 billion dollars in to national chip making appreciations to the CHiPs Act, by Intel now building 20 billion dollars chip factories in Ohio. The EU is likewise financing massively in to its strategies to “regain global leadership in semiconductors” through its billions of dollars financings in the European Union Chips Law.