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US SemiLEDs invests in chip factory in China

US-based SemiLEDs Corporation recently laid the foundation of a new USD350 million LED chip project, Xurui Optoelectronics, in Foshan in China’s Guangdong province.

According to Li Jinmin, chairman of China Solid State Lighting Alliance, foreign-invested LED plants in China tend to be packaging plants and Xurui Optoelectronics is the first upstream LED chip manufacturing plant in the country with investment from a foreign company.