An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17, 2021. Photo: AFP An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17, 2021. Photo: AFP
An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17, 2021. Photo: AFP

China phone makers could be squeezed by TSMC and Samsung chip price hikes amid weak consumer demand

  • Xiaomi and Oppo may find it difficult to pass rising production costs on to consumers due to weaker global demand for smartphones
  • China is the world’s largest semiconductor importer, buying in two thirds of its chip consumption needs

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An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17, 2021. Photo: AFP An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17, 2021. Photo: AFP
An employee makes a chip at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern China's Jiangsu province on March 17, 2021. Photo: AFP
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