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Apple suppliers power Taiwan tech sector's growth in October

Industry revenue jumps 6.3% despite iPhone X hiccups

An Apple sales associate speaks with a customer as she purchases a new iPhone X in New York.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Apple suppliers fueled a 6.3% surge in aggregate revenue among Taiwan's major technology companies in October, compared with a year earlier, bringing the sector's growth streak to 11 months. 

The gains came ahead of the Nov. 3 launch of the iPhone X, even though component makers and assemblers were grappling with production issues amid brisk demand for Apple's new flagship handset.

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