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Apple in talks for first order with a Chinese chipmaker

A deal with Yangtze Memory will mark milestone in China's tech development

Customers check out products at an Apple store in Beijing. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TAIPEI -- Apple is in talks with state-backed Yangtze Memory Technologies to buy NAND flash chips from it, a move that will mark the U.S. giant's first purchase from a Chinese memory chipmaker and a huge boost to the local sector.

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