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Fingerprint chip provider Goodix eyes smart vehicles and connected devices

Founder confident Chinese chip sector will be as competitive as US

Shenzhen Huiding Technology, known as Goodix, has grabbed substantial orders in fingerprint chips from overseas rivals over the last two years. (Photo by Cheng Ting-Fang)

BARCELONA/TAIPEI -- For Shenzhen Huiding Technology, also known as Goodix, a leading provider of the chips that underpin fingerprint technology in smartphones, being a Chinese company is a blessing.

Goodix might not yet be a household name, but the up and coming company that is listed in Shanghai became China's No.1 chip design company by market capitalization less than a month after it went public last October. Its shares have advanced almost 250% in the last six months to close at 97.3 yuan ($14.1) on Friday.

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