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Newport Wafer Fab: Restrictions blamed for proposed job losses


5 Sept 2023

A proposed loss of 100 jobs at the UK's largest chip plant has been blamed on UK government restrictions.

Chinese-owned Nexperia was ordered by UK ministers to sell its 86% stake in the Newport site due to national security concerns.

Semiconductors made at Newport Wafer Fab are used in millions of electronic products, from smartphones to household equipment and cars.

The UK government said it is committed to a new site owner being found.

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