Keiretsu Connections

The bonds between the U.S. and Japan's industry groups

Amid rolling hills outside Nagoya, Toshiba Corp. recently took the wraps off a new $1 billion chipmaking facility that uses ultraviolet lithography to etch circuits less than one micron wide--a tiny fraction of the width of a human hair. Toshiba aims eventually to turn out next-generation, 64-megabit chips with 70% fewer parts and 40% more efficiency.

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