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China aims to shake US grip on chip design tools

Synopsys and Cadence veterans join local startups amid Beijing tech push

Chinese startups are recruiting from Synopsys and Cadence in bid to break the American grip on chip design tools. (Source photos by AP)  

TAIPEI -- Veteran engineers and high-level executives are leaving top U.S. chip design toolmakers for Chinese rivals as Beijing looks to break America's near monopoly on this key segment of the semiconductor industry.

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