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JAPAN’s CHIPMAKERS IN NEW RESEARCH ALLIANCE

Two decades ago, Japan’s major electronics companies joined forces in a plan to wrest semiconductor world dominance from the US – and succeeded. But in the past seven years, the US has struck back with a vengeance, so much so that the 10 major Japanese semiconductor makers are forming a new alliance for the defensive purpose of trying to retain global competitiveness. Japanese wafer and fabrication equipment firms may join and the support of government will be sought.

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