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Huawei crackdown

Huawei ramps up chip investment in fight for survival

Chinese tech titan works to bolster supply chain and maintain design edge

China's Huawei is ramping up investment in local chip companies, including startups, to counter the U.S. crackdown.   © AFP/Jiji

TAIPEI -- China's Huawei Technologies is ramping up investment in local chip companies to plug holes in its semiconductor supply chain caused by the U.S. crackdown on the tech giant.

Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment provider and No. 2 smartphone maker, is engaging with several Chinese chipmakers for possible investment while also working to maintain its own chip design development, two people with knowledge of the matter told Nikkei Asia.

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