United States, Japan to launch new semiconductor research center

Semiconductor chips are seen on the circuit board of a computer in this illustrative image taken on February 25, 2022. Reuters/Florence Low/Illustration

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WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The United States and Japan have decided to launch a new joint international semiconductor research center, Japanese Trade Minister Hagida Koichi said at a news conference in Washington.

During the US and Japanese economic talks, the countries agreed to work on joint research for next-generation semiconductors to establish a safe source of critical components.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Friday there were extensive discussions “how Japan and the United States can collaborate, especially with regard to advanced semiconductors.”

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Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese

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