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Feb 05, 2019 01:11 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

U.S. Chipmakers Feel Pain as Washington Scrutinizes China

Photo: IC
Photo: IC

(Bloomberg) — U.S. semiconductor makers, whose sales make up the country’s fourth-largest source of export dollars, have complained for years that China is stealing their secrets. Now they have an administration taking action, and it’s causing a whole new set of headaches.

Sales gained 14% in 2018 to a record $468.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association said Monday. The buoyant performance masks a second-half slowdown that saw some monthly sales declines year over year.

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