Policy Research Domains (Major Policy Research Domains) II. Promoting Innovation and Strengthening International Competitiveness

Investigation and Research on Innovation Processes in Semiconductor Industries - Case Study and Analysis of Electron Microscopy, Resist and Packaging Technologies

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

CHUMA Hiroyuki

CHUMA Hiroyuki CHUMA Hiroyuki Photo Faculty Fellow



2008 - 2010

Through joint research conducted with the scientists and engineers of manufacturers of semiconductor devices and electron microscopes, this project examines, from an economics and business perspective, the historical background that gave rise to significant inventions and innovations and reasons why these inventions and innovations emerged primarily from venture-capital laboratories in Germany and the United Kingdom (and not from Japan, which is reputed as the most advanced in electron microscope)

March 4, 2008 - March 31, 2011

Major Research Results


RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI - TIER Workshop