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Japan's Renesas to buy U.S. chipmaker IDT for $6.7 billion

/ Sep 11, 2018

Japan's Renesas to buy U.S. chipmaker IDT for $6.7 billion

Chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy U.S. peer Integrated Device Technology Inc. for about $6.7 billion (¥747 billion), aiming to boost its expertise in self-driving car technologies. The deal allows Renesas, second only to NXP Semiconductors NV in chips used ...

Japan aims to launch self-driving vehicle services by 2020

/ Jun 4, 2018

Japan aims to launch self-driving vehicle services by 2020

Japan is aiming to launch self-driving vehicle services on public roads by 2020 when Tokyo hosts the Olympics and Paralympics, according to a draft growth strategy presented Monday. The government set a goal of increasing the number of locations where such services are available to ...