EU and Japan announce Digital Partnership to strengthen chip supply chain

The European Union will work with Japan to monitor the global chip supply chain and support Japanese semiconductor companies looking to operate within the EU.

“We believe that it’s extremely important to secure the supply chain of semiconductors,” EU Commissioner Thierry Breton told Reuters, adding in comments published by the news outlet that the EU’s policy to reduce its dependance on China-made technology such as chips is part of a strategy to “de-risk”.

During the first EU-Japan Digital Partnership ministerial talks, the partners also agreed to cooperate on issues relating to undersea cable connectivity, research and supply chain resilience for chips, investment in quantum and high performance computing (HPC), and AI regulation.

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Source:: Computerworld