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Japan's Murata says tech downturn ending with China's 5G investment

President says U.S.-China trade war will have 'no major impact'

Tsuneo Murata, president of Murata Manufacturing speaks to Nikkei Asian Review at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. (Photo by Yuki Kohara)

TOKYO -- The electronic components market is bottoming out, Murata Manufacturing President Tsuneo Murata said Wednesday, suggesting that the industry may be emerging from a yearlong slowdown. 

The Kyoto-based company is a major supplier of electronic components for smartphones and automobiles, and is a bellwether for the sector. With major customers including Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei Technologies, Murata has risen on the back of rapid growth of smartphones around the world.

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