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Japan's silicon wafer latecomers turn to China for expansion

Ferrotec and RS Technologies invest in new factories to take on bigger rivals

RS Technologies and a local partner operate a wafer factory in the Chinese city of Dezhou. (Image courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Two upstart manufacturers of semiconductor wafers in Japan are expanding their presence in China, looking to ride Beijing's efforts to achieve chip self-sufficiency and tap into the money the government is pouring into the sector.

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