More of Japan’s big industry names invest in semiconductor portal

Japan’s online industry effort Semiconductor Portal says it has raised another $2.4 million (?300 million) from third-party investors and new corporate participants, bringing its total paid-in capital to some $3.2 million (?400 million).

It aims to use the money to expand its content and services. Since it started in February, the online company has started collaborative industry web efforts in breakdown analysis, used equipment, and e-manufacturing, and now intends to start a spare parts service.

New investors including Dai Nippon Printing, Tokyo Seimitsu, Toppan Printing and Hitachi join founding shareholders Advantest, Applied Materials Japan, Tokyo Electron, Toshiba Semiconductor, NEC, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Corp., among others.–Nikkei Microdevices


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