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iPhone X drives record orders for Japan's parts makers

Murata and other suppliers on track after early production glitches

Production hums along at a Murata Manufacturing plant. The company supplies ceramic capacitors and other parts for Apple's new iPhone X.

TOKYO -- The launch of Apple's iPhone X has brought a boom for Japanese parts suppliers, six of which scored record order values on a quarterly basis in July-September, and business looks set to stay strong now that production of the high-end smartphone is getting on track.

Now that manufacturers have overcome some initial trouble mass-producing parts for the new features, orders for October-December look set to rise 10-20% year-on-year as well. Apple's adoption of new screen technology for the X has left some suppliers out in the cold, however.

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