Semiconductor test house Amkor Technology Inc. is expanding its assembly and test factory in China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone by 45% in order to meet the increased demand coming from the country.
Amkor will spend $60 million on the construction of the new facilities that will increase the factory’s cleanroom space to nearly 60,000 square meters. The construction is on track to be completed by the end of the summer next year, Amkor says.
According to Steve Kelley, president and chief executive officer of Amkor, assembly and test services is booming in China, specifically for products needing wafer-level, die stacking and package stacking technology. Kelley says the Shanghai facility is the second-largest factory by revenue, and this investment “reflects the long term strength of our mobile communications business and the increasing important role of the Chinese market in the global semiconductor supply chain.”
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