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Taiwan tech sector turns to Japan to counter 'red supply chain'

Nuvoton's Panasonic chip deal is part of a drive to fend off Chinese rivals

A Taiwanese company's move to purchase Panasonic's chip business is only the latest example of a budding cross-border tech alliance.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's tech companies are eager to acquire Japanese assets to fortify their defenses against rising Chinese rivals, with Nuvoton Technology emerging this week as a buyer for Panasonic's semiconductor business.

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