TOKYO, May 31 (Reuters) - Around 20 Japanese companies,
including electronic component maker Ibiden Co, will
work with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC)
to develop chip manufacturing technology at a research center in
Japan, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
Japan's government will pay half of the 37 billion yen
($337 million) cost of the facility, The Nikkei said, without
disclosing its sources.
($1 = 109.7000 yen)
(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)