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Kyushu, Japan Emerges as Semiconductor Hub with Investments from Industry Leaders

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Kyushu, a southwestern Japanese island, is witnessing a surge in semiconductor investments, spurred by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) construction of a chip plant. TSMC’s approximately $6.7 billion project is set for completion by the end of 2024, attracting staff and suppliers. Japanese industry giants like Ebara, Tokyo Electron, and Disco are also making significant moves in the region, expanding their production capacities for semiconductor-related equipment. Additionally, international players like ASML and Lam Research are establishing or expanding their presence in Kumamoto prefecture. Sony and Rohm plan to establish chip fabrication and production facilities, further bolstering Kyushu’s status as a semiconductor hub.

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