In a strategic move to fortify its position in the semiconductor industry, Japan’s industry ministry has announced an investment of approximately 45.2 billion yen ($307 million) in subsidies. The initiative is geared towards advancing optical technology for chip development, with the overarching goal of enhancing the country’s semiconductor capabilities.
Key participants in this project include industry giants such as NTT, NEC, Furukawa Electric, Shinko Electric, and Kioxia, in collaboration with industry leaders Intel and SK Hynix.
The initiative centers around leveraging optical technology to optimize chip functionality, specifically focusing on utilizing light for signal transmission. This approach aims to accelerate data transfer speeds while simultaneously reducing power consumption, marking a significant leap forward in semiconductor innovation.