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Panasonic sells last semiconductor business
Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company.
Panasonic said on Nov. 28 it was transferring the semiconductor business operated by Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co. to Taiwan's Nuvoton Technology Corp.
Terms were not disclosed for the move, set to be completed next year.
Panasonic's chipmaking has been struggling in recent years amid competition from cheaper rivals in South Korea and the rest of Asia.
Japanese media reports said the recent U.S.-China trade war, which has slowed sales in China, added to those pressures. (AP)