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Wednesday 10 April 2024
IC backend houses post revenue increases in 1Q24
In the first quarter of 2024, Taiwan-based IC backend houses King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Greatek Electronics, and Sigurd Microelectronics saw revenue gains of 5.8%, 15.1%, and 15.4%,...
Tuesday 26 March 2024
India on right path in developing semiconductor ecosystem, says experts
Despite initial challenges, industry leaders and experts are optimistic that India is on a trajectory that aligns with developing a robust indigenous semiconductor industry.
Monday 25 March 2024
IC packaging and testing suppliers coping with electricity price hike
The Taiwanese government decided to raise electricity prices by an average of about 10% starting in April, with industrial electricity prices up by nearly 14%, the third consecutive...
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Semiconductor system-level integration opens SLT opportunities for Taiwanese EMS providers amid AI boom
While chip design giants like Nvidia, AMD, and Intel prioritize "system-level" integration, all the six major Taiwanese EMS providers – Foxconn, Wistron, Compal, Quanta, Inventec...
Friday 8 March 2024
Winway sees increases in AI-related revenue, inquiries for silicon photonics CPO testing systems
Taiwan-based testing interface giant Winway Technology, a manufacturer of Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) and Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) testing devices, expects growth across the...
Thursday 7 March 2024
VCSEL component maker TrueLight attracts investment from Taiwan Mask
Photomask specialist Taiwan Mask Corporation has announced plans to participate in optical components supplier TrueLight's private placement, with a total investment of around NT$410...
Thursday 7 March 2024
Backend houses gearing up for AI chip boom
The arrival of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age has underscored the increasing importance of semiconductor packaging and testing, with makers stepping up efforts to expand advanced...
Tuesday 5 March 2024
China sees withdrawals from foreign firms in chip packaging and testing business
Amid the global geopolitical tension and an indigenization endeavor, China has seen an outflow of investments in the chip packaging and test industry when a series of Taiwan-based...
Thursday 29 February 2024
AI wave to boost high-end probe card demand
The AI boom is injecting momentum into various industries, including the semiconductor testing solutions sector, where suppliers see strong demand for wafer probe cards and IC test...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Chroma ATE eyes strong growth in 2024 driven by semiconductor and photonics testing solutions
Taiwan-based Chroma ATE, specializing in automated and precision test and measurement solutions, anticipates its primary growth drivers in 2024 to be semiconductor and photonics testing...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Back-end houses divided on whether to build Japanese facilities like TSMC
According to industry sources in Taiwan, IC back-end houses are divided as to whether they will establish facilities in Japan similar to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...
Monday 26 February 2024
Sporton's blueprint for 5G and AI convergence
Sporton, Taiwan's largest test lab specializing in 5G NR test, offering insights into its outlook for 2024, buoyed by potential increases in demand for AI-driven terminal devices.
Monday 26 February 2024
ASE expands overseas production with acquisition of Infineon's backend plants in Philippines and South Korea
Taiwanese OSAT leader Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has recently announced its plan to bolster overseas production by acquiring Infineon's backend assembly and testing...
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Exclusive: Kaynes SemiCon partners with one more Taiwanese company to boost India's semiconductor ecosystem
Kaynes SemiCon, a subsidiary of the Indian EMS Kaynes Technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Recynergy Technology, a Taiwan-based company specializing in semiconductor...
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Japanese semiconductor equipment makers bet big on generative AI and power semiconductors for growth
Several Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturers are witnessing a surge in sales, particularly in equipment catering to generative AI and power semiconductors. Despite a downturn...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
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