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Robot maker Yaskawa says supply 'imbalance' prolonging chip crunch

Chairman says outlook for resuming China production 'unpredictable'

Japan's Yaskawa Electric is a major producer of industrial robots, motors and other parts used in a wide range of industries. (Photo by Shinya Sawai) 

TOKYO -- The race to secure chipmaking components has created a supply chain "imbalance" that is likely to prolong the semiconductor shortage for the foreseeable future, according to the head of Japanese robot maker Yaskawa Electric.

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