ASAT, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. form alliance

“The development and growth of the IC design industry offers far-reaching benefits, not only for the local semiconductor and electronics industry in general, but also a wide range of related industries,” says Ir. S.W. Cheung, vice president of business development and technology support of HKSTP. “This collaboration will ensure that businesses in Hong Kong and China have unique access to and advanced selection of semiconductor packages and specialized services, including test, design and analysis&#8212all aimed at further enhancing the semiconductor industry in the region.

(April 8, 2004) Santa Clara, Calif.&#8212National Semiconductor has announced plans to offer lead-free packages for its complete line of IC products by the end of the year. The company also plans to significantly reduce bromine- and antimony-based flame retardants in an effort to make more environmentally neutral electronic components.


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