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China's fingerprint chip king says trade war hampering acquisitions

'Tiny ant' Goodix confident its daily operations will not be targeted like Huawei

Goodix supplies fingerprint sensor chips for major smartphone makers, including Samsung and Huawei. (Photo courtesy of Goodix Technologies)

BARCELONA, Spain -- The trade war between Washington and Beijing has made global acquisitions almost impossible for Chinese semiconductor makers, a senior executive at Shenzhen Goodix Technology, the world's biggest provider of fingerprint sensor chips, has told the Nikkei Asian Review.

The remarks by Pi Bo, chief technology and chief operating officer at Goodix, come as the U.S. and China attempt to negotiate an end to a year of tensions in which Washington has repeatedly accused Beijing of failing to protect intellectual property rights and forcing technology transfers.

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