Taipei, Thursday, January 29, 2015 08:21 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
15°C
Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC backend production value to expand 5.9% in 2014
Nobunaga Chai, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 11 April 2014]

The production value of Taiwan's IC testing and packaging industry is expected to grow 5.9% in 2014, higher than the 4.9% growth posted a year earlier, as well as the 4.2% growth projected for the global IC backend industry in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

The production value generated by Taiwan's IC backend service companies reached US$14.01 billion in 2013 compared to NT$13.36 billion a year earlier, said Digitimes Research. In 2013, the global IC testing and packaging industry grew by 3.5%.

Efforts by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to ramp up their bumping, flip chip (FC), wafer-level package (WLP) and SiP packaging capacity have allowed them to cash in on the fast growth of the global smartphone and tablet markets, commented Digitimes Research.

With the global IC inventory having already dropped to an 8-quarter low of US$15.88 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 and falling further in the first quarter of 2014, major chipset suppliers are likely to begin to replenish their inventories in the second quarter of 2014, which will fuel the growth of Taiwan's IC backend service companies.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • HTC sponsors eSports teams Cloud 9, Team Liquid, Team SoloMid

    IT + CE | 10h ago

  • China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | 10h 4min ago

  • SK Hynix posts record earnings for 4Q14 and 2014

    Bits + chips | 10h 7min ago

  • Global advanced driver assistance systems market to exceed US$90 billion by 2020, says ABI Research

    IT + CE | 10h 9min ago

  • UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

    Bits + chips | 10h 11min ago

  • Corning reports 4Q14 and 2014 financial results

    Displays | 10h 13min ago

  • Taiwan market: Local retailers expect 20% sales growth from Ultra HD TVs

    Displays | 10h 17min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments drop 8.8% sequentially in 4Q14

    Mobile + telecom | 10h 22min ago

  • Touchscreen controller IC vendors diversifying product lines

    Before Going to Press | 10h 33min ago

  • Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder

    Before Going to Press | 10h 34min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 10h 35min ago

  • SPIL nets NT$3.74 per share for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 10h 35min ago

  • SPIL to offer fan-out packaging services in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 10h 35min ago

  • Asustek facing challenges in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 37min ago

  • Giga Solar Materials sees booming shipments of PV silver paste

    Before Going to Press | 10h 40min ago

  • TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 40min ago

  • TV vendors optimistic about WCG LCD TV development in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 10h 41min ago

  • China sets 2015 tentative target PV installation capacity of 15GWp

    Before Going to Press | 10h 43min ago

  • Samsung to increase smartphone production in India, says report

    Before Going to Press | 10h 45min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

2015 China IC design market forecast

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 23, 10:50

Global economic growth is forecast to reach 3.8% in 2015, up from 3.3% in 2014. From the perspective of the electronics industry though, PC shipments will continue to decline, smartphone shipment growth will drop, and tablet shipments may decline. Despite the...

2015 global AP market forecast and vendor analysis

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 23, 10:46

Digitimes Research estimates that total 2014 AP shipments will reach 1.52 billion units worldwide, up 19.6% from 2013, and in 2015 the global market will see shipments of 1.65 billion units, growing 8.5% on year. The slowdown is mainly due to a shrinking tablet...

Taiwan digital cameras – 4Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jan 28, 10:51

Taiwan makers saw an on-year rise in DSC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2014, as driver IC shortages that had hampered their shipments in the previous quarter eased. But shipments for the entire 2014 continued to fall, and the trend of decline does not...

Taiwan notebooks – 4Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jan 21, 15:53

The notebook market saw significant demand for entry-level devices whose pricing levels were comparable to those of tablets in the fourth quarter of 2014, which maintained Taiwan ODMs' overall shipments at a level comparable to that of the previous quarter. But...

China touch panel industry – 3Q 2014

CHINA TOUCH | Nov 28, 18:54

The third quarter is a traditional boom season for touch panels and therefore China-based touch panel makers saw shipments increase for all major applications.

VOICE 2015 Developer Conference
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
Trends and developments in the OTT market
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.