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Apr 20th, 2013
ASE, SPIL 2Q13 sales outlook optimistic
Market watchers are more optimistic about the IC packaging and testing business in the second quarter of 2013, judging from a rosy outlook provided by TSMC for the quarter.
Sales at major IC packagers including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are forecast to enjoy 15-17% revenue growth sequentially in the second quarter. TSMC has forecast a 16-17.5% revenue rise for the second quarter, which beat market estimates of single-digit growth. TSMC credited its optimistic guidance to strong demand for mobile devices and 28nm process technology.
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