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Japan Buys More Foreign Chips: Foreign manufacturers captured a record share of Japan's semiconductor market in the last three months of 1994, according to figures released Friday. U.S. trade officials said 23.7% of the semiconductors bought by Japanese firms in the period came from overseas, up from 23.2% the previous quarter. For all of 1994, international companies captured 22.4% of the Japanese chip market. Japan's chip market is the world's second largest, and accounts for about 34% of world sales, according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.

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