China Poised to Be Largest IC Consumer by 2010

“China’s government policy to develop the semiconductor industry, and the general trend of the world’s IC manufacturing industry moving into China, are driving China as a prime location for IC design and manufacturing,” says Anty Zheng, In-Stat analyst. “China’s domestic semiconductor demand will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% from 2005–2009.”

(May 9, 2006) Munich, Germany &#8212 SUSS MicroTec obtained orders for lithography systems and coat/bake/develop tracks from Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), including two MA200e full-field lithography systems and multiple production coating clusters for processing 200- and 300-mm wafers, in support of SPIL’s solder bumping capacity expansion. The orders were signed in January and April 2006, and represent additional follow-on business from SPIL.


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