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Huawei Technologies Co.’s secretive chipmaking arm is hiring scores of highly trained engineers to help develop its own semiconductor-design software, a niche field now dominated by America’s Cadence Design Systems Inc. and Synopsys Inc.

The hiring spree marks the Chinese tech giant’s latest effort to develop technologies it can no longer access freely because of US sanctions. HiSilicon, which makes the processors that power Huawei’s smartphones and telecom gear, has advertised for 50 roles involved in next-generation computing and manufacturing technologies, according to job posts on HiSilicon’s WeChat account.