“Semiconductor producers and their customers have reacted with unprecedented speed to recent reports of excess chip inventories,” says SIA president George Scalise. “In previous market cycles, it has generally taken several quarters for the supply chain to take corrective action. When the first reports of excess inventory accumulation surfaced in the second quarter, both producers and customers moved quickly to adjust. Both VLSI Research and iSuppli are now reporting that chip inventories are declining.”
(October 4, 2004) Phoenix, Ariz.—FlipChip International (FCI) announced the successful ISO 9001-2000 certification of its Phoenix, Arizona semiconductor wafer bumping and wafer-level packaging business. ISO is an internationally recognized accreditation organization focused on world-class quality management systems. FCI’s certification process was administered by SGS Systems and Services.