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Chinese chip leader says production on track despite trade war

Yangtze Memory's huge new factory set to begin output this year

A researcher works at China's Tsinghua Unigroup. Beijing aims to boost the country's self-sufficiency in semiconductor technology.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- China's hope for competing with such leading global chipmakers as Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology said production of advanced memory chips remains on track despite a trade war with the U.S. that has hurt its peers.

"The company's production is on schedule," Chen Wei-Hua, co-chief technology officer of state-backed Yangtze Memory Technologies, told the Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday on the sidelines of Semicon China trade show.

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