Toward the realization of a carbon-free society, the government has positioned semiconductors and information and communications as one of the important fields, and will reduce the power consumption of semiconductors used in electric vehicles to less than half by 2030 within the week. It is a policy to incorporate it in the execution plan to be summarized in.

The government says that power saving of semiconductors used in a wide range of fields such as electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and communication infrastructure is indispensable to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

For this reason, it is said that power consumption will be reduced to less than half by 2030 by supporting research and development of gallium oxide, which can be expected to have a significant energy saving effect, for materials of "power semiconductors" that efficiently convert power into power. I will.

For data centers, in addition to using renewable energy such as solar power, we aim to reduce the power consumption of facilities constructed after 2030 by 30% by utilizing next-generation optical technology. ..

In addition, it is called Beyond 5G, and the goal is to realize the next-generation communication standard, which consumes 1/100 of the current power consumption, in 2030.

The government plans to compile an action plan for decarbonization within the week, which includes goals and necessary support in more than 10 fields such as semiconductors, automobiles and offshore wind power generation.