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China's Wingtech to buy biggest UK chip plant amid global crunch

Deal for Newport Wafer Fab could invite government scrutiny

Chinese smartphone assembler Wingtech Technology has been snapping up chip-related companies recently. (Source photos by Wingtech website and Getty Images)

TAIPEI -- China's biggest smartphone assembler, Wingtech Technology, is buying the largest chip facility in the U.K. in a move to secure additional capacity amid a global semiconductor supply crunch.

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