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Applied Materials halts work for red-flagged Chinese chip maker

US chip tool leader pulls staff from San'an Optoelectronics following government listing

Applied Materials of the U.S. is a key supplier to China's Xiamen San'an Optoelectronics. (Photo provided by Applied Materials)

TAIPEI -- California-based Applied Materials, the world's top chip and display equipment maker, has ordered staff to halt all deliveries and servicing for China's biggest LED chip maker, who was named on a red flag list recently issued by the U.S. government.

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