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May 27, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The complicated and volatile business of making the machines that make computer chips has become a critical battleground in the United States' ongoing technological competition with Japan--and the Japanese are winning. Over the past decade, scores of U.S. equipment and materials firms have been bought by Japanese companies or lost their edge in the market.
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May 27, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The complicated and volatile business of making the machines that make computer chips has become a critical battleground in the United States' ongoing technological competition with Japan--and the Japanese are winning. Over the past decade, scores of U.S. equipment and materials firms have been bought by Japanese companies or lost their edge in the market.
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May 22, 1993 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
GCA Corp., a vendor of critical computer chip making equipment, closed down its Massachusetts factory Friday even as last-ditch efforts to save the company continued. GCA was a pioneer in the vital chip making technology known as photolithography, but ran into problems in the mid-1980s and lost the market to Japanese competitors Nikon and Canon.
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