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Intel falls behind Asian rival TSMC in chip race

Delays to 7-nanometer production could spur US titan to embrace outsourcing

Intel is struggling to catch up with TSMC in the race for chip dominance. (Source photos by Shihoko Nakaoka and Shinya Sawai)

TAIPEI -- Intel has announced its latest chip technology will face significant production delays, leaving the world's biggest maker of PC and server microprocessors trailing its key Asian rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in the battle for semiconductor leadership.

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