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Exclusive: Panasonic exits chipmaking with sale to Taiwan player

US-China trade war proves last straw for money-losing business

Panasonic at CES 2019. The sale of its semiconductor business follows other moves to shed money-losing electronics production. (Photo courtesy of the company)

OSAKA/TAIPEI -- Panasonic will sell its loss-making semiconductor business to Taiwan's Nuvoton Technology, Nikkei has learned, leaving an industry that it first entered in 1952 and which now faces headwinds from the U.S.-China trade war.

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