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Samsung to end Chinese PC production as costs soar

South Korean tech giant seeks shift to Vietnam to remain competitive

Global PC shipments rose 0.6% in 2019 to 261.23 million units, research firm Gartner says. (Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics)

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will end Chinese personal computer production as it looks to shift production to Vietnam to cut costs and remain competitive in the PC business.

The plant in the city of Suzhou will close as soon as this month and convert part of the facility into a research and development center. Samsung informed employees of the factory stoppage and job cuts at the end of July.

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