TSMC plans to make 6nm chips in second Japan plant, govt mulls aid

TOKYO (Reuters) – Taiwan chipmaker TSMC is planning to start producing 6-nanometer advanced semiconductors in its second Japan plant in Kumamoto in 2027, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.

The Japanese government is considering providing up to 900 billion yen ($6 billion) in subsidies for TSMC’s plan, which in total will involve an investment of about 2 trillion yen, Nikkei reported.

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(Reporting by Kantaro Komiya; editing by Jason Neely)