Today (15th), according to the Nikkei News, Japan will cooperate with the United States to start the research and development of the country's domestic advanced 2-nanometer process and the construction of manufacturing facilities.
The Nikkei reported that a possible way of cooperation would be a joint venture between companies from the United States and Japan to establish a new company, or a Japanese company to undertake the infrastructure construction alone, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry would subsidize it.
According to the intentions of both parties, joint research and development will be launched as early as this summer, and a research and development and industrialization base will be built between 2025 and 2027.
This move has a strong meaning to refer to the foundry leader TSMC. In this regard, according to Taiwan media reports, Liu Deyin, chairman of TSMC, said that he is not worried, and recently revealed that the 2nm yield data is quite good.
Regarding the joint development of 2nm between the United States and Japan, Liu Deyin said at the shareholder meeting a few days ago that TSMC and Intel are also developing and will not be particularly worried. Some of TSMC's 2nm yield data is quite good. backup.
TSMC's 2-nanometer research and development is progressing according to progress, and it is expected to be mass-produced in the second half of 2025 or at the end of the year at the earliest. The land acquisition operation is also smooth. It is expected to obtain all the land in June and start the land preparation. It is expected to move into the machine by the end of the year. and Intel for risky trial production.