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Nexperia Hits Back at U.K. ‘Sneering’ at China Ties in Chip Deal

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Nexperia is “disappointed” in the controversy following its acquisition of a U.K. chipmaker and said fears about its ties to China are unfounded.

“We’re always sneered at because people say we’re a Chinese company,” said Charles Smit, Nexperia’s general counsel, in an interview. “We are not owned or controlled by the Chinese government.”