The 40% Kumamoto subsidy is in line with the support the Germany authorities are giving to Intel for its fab in Magdeburg.

Intel will receive $7.3 billion in subsidies representing 40% of the $19 billion cost of building two fabs in Magdeburg, Germany.

The Kumamoto fab will be capable of 10-20nm processing; Magdeburg will be leading edge.

Construction in Kumamoto began in April, with first silicon planned for December 2024.

Subsidy payments will begin by the end of the year at the earliest