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Semiconductor sector orders drop

By Kevin Chen  /  Staff reporter

Nonetheless, they said semiconductor firms have become much more downbeat on back-end equipment investment and predicted that Taiwanese firms in this line of business will resume investment from early next year.

“[Back-end] manufacturers appear to have cut investment in logic testers for application processors supplied to high-end smartphone makers and Chinese low-end smartphone companies,” they wrote.

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