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Trade war

China's Tsinghua Unigroup to break ground on chip plant this year

DRAM designed in Japan by a team of 100 will help combat US sanctions

BEIJING -- Tsinghua Unigroup will start building a previously planned DRAM chip plant by the end of the year, sources told Nikkei, as China chases its goal of reducing reliance on overseas suppliers amid U.S.-imposed sanctions.

The major Chinese semiconductor maker seeks to begin mass-producing the dynamic random access memory chips, used in smartphones and other devices, sometime in 2022, the sources said.

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