Friday 1 December 2023
MPI, WinWay see growing orders requiring high-spec testing
IC test interface specialists MPI and WinWay Technology have observed an increase in orders requiring high-spec testing that involves more complex and longer processing at higher...
Tuesday 26 September 2023
OSATs gearing up for heterogeneous integration boom in 2024
OSATs are bracing for a surge in demand for heterogeneous integration, which will necessitate CoWoS, silicon photonics (SiPh), and other new technologies in 2024, according to industry...
Monday 17 July 2023
Major Taiwan semiconductor players refrain from buying wafer probers, ATE in 2H23
Taiwan's OSATs and foundry TSMC that boasts testing capacity have refrained from making the expected purchases of new wafer probers and automated testing equipment (ATE) from major...
Tuesday 18 April 2023
System-level testing demand rising; TSMC, Intel, and other foundries are in
System-level testing demand for advanced ICs has been rising. Foundries including TSMC, Intel and Samsung Electronics, as well as OSATs such as ASE Technology, are already involved,...
Monday 20 March 2023
Taiwan partners to beef up backend support for Qualcomm new chips in 2H23
As Qualcomm is set to place wafer starts with TSMC for new handset APs, RF chips, networking chips, and even PC CPUs to be launched in the second half of 2023, its backend supply...
Wednesday 8 February 2023
IC test interface solution providers to start seeing HPC chip demand recovery in 2H23
High-performance computing (HPC) chip demand has been difficult for IC test interface solution vendors to predict, but they anticipate recovery could start in the second half of 20...
Monday 6 February 2023
IC test interface specialists to experience weaker 1Q23 than usual
Taiwan's IC test interface specialists in the supply chain of MediaTek are experiencing a slightly weaker than the past traditional off-season in the first quarter of 2023, as the...
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Robust demand for high-end SoCs buoys probe card maker MPI profits
Robust demand for high-end mobile SoCs, networking ICs and HPC chips has buoyed MPI's profit performance, with the probe card maker's net profit for the first three quarters of this...
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Backend houses see shrinking demand for consumer Wi-Fi core chips in 4Q22
Wi-Fi SoC demand for consumer applications has experienced a slowdown since September and is expected to continue shrinking in the fourth quarter, which in turn is driving chip vendors...
Thursday 15 September 2022
IC test interface solutions providers see promising HPC demand
Taiwan IC test interface solutions providers continue to embrace robust demand from major US HPC processor vendors Intel, Nvidia and AMD, which will effectively offset reductions...
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Robust vertical probe card demand to buoy MPI 3Q22 sales
Semiconductor probe card and test equipment supplier MPI continues to see a ramp-up in vertical probe card (VPC) orders for network communications and automotive chips. It is expected...
Tuesday 28 June 2022
IC test interface vendors eyeing new chip solutions as growth engine
Despite lingering handset sales uncertainty, mobile SoC vendors MediaTek and Qualcomm continue to roll out new high-end offerings, while Apple remains keen on developing high-performance...
Friday 20 May 2022
IC test solutions providers see orders for HPC chips boom
IC test solutions providers including Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT), MPI and WinWay Technology have seen a strong influx of probe card and final-test socket orders for HPC processors,...
Friday 15 April 2022
ASE capacity utilization to stay high for IDMs, HPC chip vendors
Taiwan's leading OSAT ASE Technology is expected to sustain high capacity utilization throughout 2022, bolstered by expanded outsourcing orders from automotive chip IDMs and long-term...
Friday 1 April 2022
IC test interface vendors diversifying into non-handset chip segments
Taiwan's IC test interface specialists including Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) are striving hard to strengthen deployments in multiple market segments beyond handsets as demand...
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