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US Sanctions Help China Supercharge Its Chipmaking Industry

  • Most of the world’s fastest-expanding chip firms are in China
  • White House curbs on Huawei ignited demand for homemade chips
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US Sanctions Boosting China's Chipmaking Industry
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China’s chip industry is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, after US sanctions on local champions from Huawei Technologies Co. to Hikvision spurred appetite for home-grown components.

Nineteen of the world’s 20 fastest-growing chip industry firms over the past four quarters, on average, hail from the world’s No. 2 economy, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That compared with just 8 at the same point last year. Those China-based suppliers of design software, processors and gear vital to chipmaking are expanding revenue at several times the likes of global leaders Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. or ASML Holding NV.