EU will expand its cooperation with Japan on chip supply
The European Union is seeking to reduce its reliance on China for semiconductors. It hopes to find a suitable partner in Japan and is rolling out plans to boost cooperation.
This week the European Union announced that it will will deepen its ties with Japan on semiconductors. Thierry Breton, the... Read more
Europe’s 5G rollout is trailing South Korea, Japan, and the US
According to an industry report, Europe is lagging behind global leaders in 5G adoption due to growing costs and the conflict in Ukraine.
As presented by a survey conducted by the GSMA, a mobile industry lobbying group, 5G network coverage in Europe is expected to reach 70% by 2025, up from 47% ... Read more
Fujitsu set to become first Japanese quantum computing provider
The company will compete with the likes of Google and IBM for the Japanese quantum computing business.
Fujitsu partnered with the Riken research institute to offer quantum computing capabilities to companies operating in Japan, according to a report in Nikkei Asia. The announcement comes after ... Read more
NTT considers selling its controlling stake in Nihilent
Japan's NTT is considering selling its controlling stake in Nihilent, an India-based IT and consulting firm.
NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) is considering the sale of a controlling stake in IT and consulting firm Nihilent, according to people familiar with the matter.
The so... Read more
TSMC’s supplier warns of chip material price hikes
According to Showa Denko, raw materials prices are set to rise at an unprecedented pace. The $550 billion chemical company is one of TSMC's suppliers.
Showa Denko expects to raise costs and slash unprofitable products as it confronts a series of economic hardships. The company previously faced ... Read more
Europe strengthens ties with Japan and US to reduce dependency on China
To gain control over technology transfers, the EU is fostering closer ties with Japan and the US — French think tank.
According to French experts, the European Union remains stuck in a conflict over intellectual property with China. The Geneva-based WTO accuses Beijing of implementing new ‘a... Read more
UK and Japan agree to cooperate to reduce reliance on a small number of suppliers
In a new deal signed on Friday, the UK and Japan agreed to collaborate to expand the technologies on which telecom networks are built.
Julia Lopez, the UK Minister for Digital Infrastructure, and Yuji Sasaki, Japan’s vice-minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, agreed ... Read more
Toshiba constructs plant to double semiconductor production
This spring, Toshiba hopes to double its production capacity by constructing a new chip factory in Japan.
The Japanese tech giant will start constructing a new plant for energy semiconductors in Ishikawa, Japan. The plant will support production lines for 300-millimetre chip wafers.
The plan... Read more
Japan will join forces with Europe and the U.S. to regulate Big Tech
Japan has pledged to join forces with Europe and the United States to tackle market abuse by the four most prominent tech companies globally. The new head of Japan's antitrust watchdog said this on Monday, showing a growing global force that will regulate digital platforms.
Japan Fair Trade Comm... Read more
Emotet attacks spike in France, Japan, and New Zealand
Cybersecurity agencies from Japan, France, and New Zealand have issued security alerts in recent publications. In the publications, they warn about a massive spike in Emotet malware attack. The Emotet activity involves email spam campaigns that are a product of the Emotet infrastructure.
They ha... Read more