Rapidus is a Japanese company in which the government of the Japanese country has injected more than 2,200 million euros to catch up in the competitive semiconductor market and be able to face the big names in the sector such as TSMC or Samsung. Much of this money is earmarked for the creation of a new chip-making facility with next-generation advanced nodes.
His expectations include to be able to manufacture chips at 2 nanometers within just 4 years, quite a challenge considering the competition and the recent creation of this company.
Now, the Japanese government-funded company has announced that the price that these chips will have 2 nanometers will multiply by 10 the cost of the current chips that are developed and manufactured in the Asian country.
Every time there is a leap in the manufacturing process, prices tend to increase as manufacturing difficulty increases, although performance, efficiency and density are usually gained in return. However, it must be taken into account thatJapan currently does not have leading companies in the development of chips, so the comparison is made against much less advanced and old manufacturing processes, such as 32 or 45 nanometers.
In any case, it seems that the company is continuing with its plans to offer 2-nanometer chips within that 4-year period to allow Japan to achieve more independence from companies like Samsung or TSMC in a world where these components are increasingly critical for all kinds of sectors beyond computers.
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