China’s IC industry is rapidly expanding. In 2004, Mainland China will produce 18.5 billion chips, which will account for 22.1% domestic demand. Most high-end products used in computers and mobile phones had to be imported. In 2002, the country produced 9.6 billion chips, which accounted for just 21.5% of domestic demand. While production nearly doubled in two years, progress toward fulfilling domestic demand changed 0.6%.
(November 4, 2004) Singapore—Advanced Interconnect Technologies (AIT) announces the availability of a new family of etched leadless packages (ELP) that delivers design flexibility, increased density, and a reduced footprint.