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Sep 6th, 2012
Taiwanese OSATs look to expand in Korea
Recent moves by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Ardentec suggest that Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are looking to expand their presence in South Korea, in an attempt to establish ties with the local foundry chipmakers such as Dongbu HiTek and MagnaChip Semiconductor, as well as IDM firms including Samsung Electronics, industry observers believe.
ASE recently disclosed plans to expand its factory site located in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, with the total investment estimated at US$930 million. The expansion will be carried out in two phases, with completion scheduled by 2020, ASE said.
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