Courtesy call on Prime Minister KISHIDA by the Semiconductor Industry Association (U.S.) (Summary)

November 15, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On November 15th, commencing at 2:30 p.m. (local time; November 16th, 7:30 a.m. Japan time), for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting San Francisco to attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and other events, received a courtesy call from Mr. John Neuffer, President and CEO, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and other executives of companies belonging to the SIA. The other attendees were Micron Technology, Qualcomm, Global Foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company of North America (TSMC), Marvell Technology, Intel, Skyworks, Analog Devices, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Synopsys and Western Digital. The overview of the meeting is as follows:

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida stated that semiconductors are one of the most important strategic materials in terms of economic security and Japan is making every effort to secure necessary supply capacity. Prime Minister Kishida also pointed out that it is difficult for one country or region to accommodate the entire supply chain of semiconductors, and that Japan-U.S. cooperation is critically important. He then stated that he recognizes opportunities for Japan-U.S. cooperation will further continue to expand.
  2. In response, the participants from SIA expressed their appreciation for the support of the Government of Japan for semiconductor industry, as well as high expectations for the technological capabilities of Japanese companies, and expressed their desire to further promote cooperation with Japan in the semiconductor industry.

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