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China's upstart chip companies aim to topple Samsung, Intel and TSMC

Push into semiconductor market raises fears of a supply glut

CHENG TING-FANG, Nikkei staff writer | China

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI -- Business is booming at the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Museum.

For most of its nine-year history, the museum has been mostly a place for school children to learn about the uses of computer chips. But it has become a hot ticket for officials from all over China ever since Beijing declared that creating a world-leading semiconductor industry was a top national priority.

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