The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry support the super CPU project, with an initial capital of 3-4 billion yen.
The lead designer of the new chip is Hironori Kasahara, professor of computer science at Waseda University.
According to the plan, each of the Japanese chip makers will produce their own CPU that is compatible with the energy-saving software invented by Kasahara.A group of engineers will then create a prototype that runs on solar cells that will use less than 70% of the power consumed by normal ones. The new CPU could still be able to function even when there are prolonged periods of power shortage during natural disaster, the Nikkei added.
The super Japanese CPU could be incorporated into different brands of televisions, digital cameras, and other electronic appliances.