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Chip Makers Feel Squeeze

SINGAPORE -- Rapidly declining demand for semiconductors because of the global economic slowdown is squeezing Asian chip makers already bruised by a supply glut and losses, forcing them to scramble to stay afloat.

Powerchip Semiconductor Corp., Taiwan's biggest maker of dynamic random access memory chips by revenue, said Friday it is studying a plan to ask the Taiwan government to buy a stake in Rexchip Electronics Corp., a joint venture with Japan's Elpida Memory Inc.

Elpida, Japan's sole maker of DRAM chips, widely used in personal ...