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China chip champion urges global effort to ease supply crunch

'Any other way is wrong,' SMIC chairman says at opening of SEMICON China event

People visit SEMICON China, the country's biggest trade fair for semiconductor technology, in Shanghai on March 17.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The chief of China's top semiconductor maker has called for "global collaboration and openness" to resolve the chip industry's worst supply crunch, hinting that geopolitical tensions have been exacerbating the issue.

Zhou Zixue, chairman of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. and of the China Semiconductor Industry Association, said on Wednesday that the tech industry is "suffering its worst-ever chip supply crunch." 

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