Alibaba-backed chipmaker ASR Microelectronics flops in Shanghai debut

Alibaba-backed Chinese consumer electronics chips developer ASR Microelectronics Co. Ltd. has booked a disappointing Shanghai STAR Market debut, with the just-listed stock losing a third of its value.

Shares of the first chipmaker to list on a mainland exchange this year were down 33.75% at the end of their first trading day Friday. That was despite the semiconductor industry’s bumper year, contributed by unprecedented demand during a pandemic-induced global chip shortage.

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