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vanced SoC Platform Corporation (“ASPLA”) to standardize design and process technologies for systems-on-a-chip utilizing 90-nm design rules. METI reportedly will provide 31.5 billion yen for this effort, which will feature partnership with STARC and Selete. METI’s motivation for supporting this project is to create an “All Japan Foundry”—a standardized production line that can be used by all of Japan’s device makers.218 METI is prodding Japanese device makers — with some success—to consolidate their manufacturing divisions and specialize in design.219