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Japan parts makers see orders swell as rivals fill Huawei void

Production boosts by Apple, Xiaomi and others make up for lost business

Smartphone makers such as Oppo look to ramp up production as Huawei is forced to scale back.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- In the month since the U.S. cut off Huawei Technologies' access to components made with American technology, Japanese makers of electronic parts have enjoyed a fresh wave of orders from other smartphone manufacturers seeking to claim market share now up for grabs.

A Japan Display plant southeast of Tokyo that produces liquid crystal display panels for smartphones is running at full tilt. "There's been an influx of orders beyond what our factory can handle," a company representative said.

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