Analyst warns of existential threat to chip industry
06 September 2019 | 10:22 am
Semiconductor companies would face an “existential threat” if the political instability in Hong Kong spreads and results in a similar crackdown in the key market of Taiwan, says Semiconductor Advisors President Robert Maire. He spoke to Paul Allen & Shery Ahn on Bloomberg's "Daybreak Asia."
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