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China creates new memory chip champ, but will customers come?

ChangXin Memory has cost edge, but technical hurdles remain

China made a major breakthrough in its quest to become more self-reliant in the semiconductor industry when ChangXin’s DRAM chips reached the market.

When an $8 billion factory in Eastern China's Anhui Province recently revealed that it had found customers for its dynamic random access memory chips, high-tech boosters from across the country broke out the champagne.

Four years after its founding, ChangXin Memory Technologies had finally come of age, becoming China's first-ever company to design and produce the chips that are a central component of most computing devices.

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