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2006-07-14 Electronics downturn seen in Singapore
Singapore's technology sector is bracing for a slowdown after the Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management recently reported a downturn in the local electronics industry in its benchmark Purchasing Manager's Index.
2006-07-13 Electronics dip imminent in Singapore
The Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management reported a decline in the city-state's electronics industry.
2006-09-27 China, India to dominate IC industry, forecasts Gartner
The Asia-Pacific region will cement its status as the center of the global semiconductor industry during the next five years, as manufacturing, consumption and IP will be increasingly concentrated in China and India, analysts said.
2006-11-02 Chartered Semi invests in Taiwan-based design services firm
Chartered Semiconductor disclosed early this week an investment in Taiwan-based design services firm Gateway Silicon that the foundry said would broaden its range of solutions.
2006-07-26 Chartered optimistic for 2007 despite slump
Despite the fallout from unexpectedly soft consumer sentiment in recent months, executives at Chartered Semiconductor are sticking to their spending plans, confident of a surge in demand next year.
2006-08-23 Asian electronics address possible talent shortage in region
Threatened by the possible shortage of engineering talent in Asia, chip makers are taking matters into their own hands by partnering with governments and universities to groom future talent.
2006-05-11 Asia seen driving next wave of chip growth
The global semiconductor industry can look forward to a period of steady growth, much of it driven by Asia's emerging economies, analysts and industry representatives said.
2006-10-19 Amkor opens new wafer bump facility in Singapore
Amkor Technology began operations of its new 300mm wafer bump factory in Singapore on Oct. 16.
2007-09-20 Vietnam reaches for electronics dreamdespite hurdles
The Saigon Hi-Tech Park looks a little more than a flattened patch of land on the dusty outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, but like the country itself, it's a place with big dreams that look set to become a realityhurdles notwithstanding.
2007-06-29 Vietnam drafts master plan for electronics advancement
The Vietnam government has approved a development master plan for this country's electronics sector that aims to boost its revenues to more than double over the next three years.
2005-10-14 UTAC drawing strength from overseas partnerships
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. (UTAC) is on track to nearly double its earnings this year thanks in part to a series of partnerships and customer wins in China and South Korea, UTAC CEO J.C. Lee said Wednesday (Oct. 12).
2005-06-17 UTAC CEO bullish on company, industry growth
United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC) Ltd is confident of strong growth in 2005 and subsequent years on the back of favorable market conditions and the company's blossoming network of alliances in China, UTAC Group President and CEO JC Lee said in an interview.
2007-06-22 U.S. tech firms in Malaysia cut revenue forecast
Despite MAEI's prediction that total sales will grow by 7 percent, major U.S. tech firms based in Malaysia had cut their revenue outlook.
2007-05-22 STATS shareholders dodge private-equity buyout
Temasek Holdings' buyout plan of Singapore-based STATS ChipPAC did not push through as it fell short of the 90 percent share needed to make the test and assembly house private.
2007-08-13 Slowdown hits ATE industry
A slowdown is evident in the ATE industry, opening the possibility of another downturn.
2007-05-07 Singapore's wafer fab training program gets $5M funding
The Economic Development Board of Singapore will allocate more than $5 million over the next three years into a program designed to groom more wafer fabrication experts at local universities.
2007-06-29 Singapore's UTAC marked for private equity bid
Affinity Global Capital and TPG Capital launched a takeover bid for Singapore's UTAC, in yet another indication of private equity's growing interest in the semiconductor industry.
2005-04-14 Singapore's UTAC allies with nine Chinese chip firms
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd (UTAC) said it will work with nine Chinese fabless companies in a deal that marks a new stage in the Singapore-based company's regional expansion plans.
2007-10-02 Singapore's investment arm eyes Malaysian automation firm
Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government's investment arm, has teamed with a group that unveiled a planned takeover of Malaysian automation equipment manufacturer LKT Industrial.
2005-11-17 Silterra, Essensium target European market
Malaysian foundry Silterra and Belgium-based design firm Essensium announced a new partnership Tuesday (Nov. 15) that will see the two companies jointly develop turnkey solutions for European semiconductor customers.
2007-08-17 Shifting trends in packaging industry favor big players
Industry insiders agree the packaging business is getting increasingly expensive, a trend that naturally favors larger players.
2007-09-25 Remote Vietnam village goes online
The Vietnamese village of Ta Van now has wireless broadband access to the Internet, using a combination of WiMax and a geosynchronous satellite.
2005-10-24 R&D spending surges in Singapore
Singapore witnessed a significant increase in research and development spending in 2004, with electronics and precision engineering firms accounting for much of the growth, a government report released Oct. 19 stated.
2007-05-17 R&D center for high-end packaging opens in Singapore
STATS ChipPAC is laying the groundwork for its expansion into the high-end packaging market by building a new R&D center at its Singapore headquarters.
2007-08-13 Proposed standard to ease car software development
A working group within the mobilsoft project has proposed a standard that could help tier-one companies and OEMs simplify their car software development process.
2005-07-27 New 300mm fab positions Chartered for future growth
Industry observers are predicting better times ahead for Chartered Semiconductor despite the foundry's posting a net loss July 22 for the third straight quarter.
2007-05-23 Microsoft, Vietnam govt ink anti-piracy pact
Microsoft and the Vietnam government signed an anti-piracy pact that mandates the use of licensed software in government agencies.
2005-09-28 Micron's expanded Singapore facility to concentrate on DDR2, sensors
Micron Technology's expanded facility here will better position the firm to supply DDR2 and CMOS image sensor technology to an expanding Asian market, the company's local head said.
2005-08-03 Merger continues to weigh on STATS ChipPAC
With STATS ChipPAC Ltd continuing to post losses nearly a year after the merger that created it, and failing to leverage on a generally positive industry environment, observers said the immediate outlook for the test and packaging firm is grim.
2007-10-05 Malaysian telco aids Silterra on 90/65nm chip production
Foundry Silterra has signed an agreement with the R&D arm of Malaysia's largest communications provider Telekom Malaysia to assist in its drive to lower process-technology nodes.
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