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Sales growth to continue for IC companies: analysts

Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwanese providers of IC packaging and testing services are expected to report mild sales growth this month due to growing demand for chips used in handheld devices, analysts said on Saturday.

The IC packaging and testing companies are expected to post a single-digit sequential growth in revenue this month as consumers continue to buy their products, they said.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE, 日月光), the world’s largest IC packaging and testing services provider, is expected to report NT$13 billion (US$439 million) in IC packaging and testing operations this month, up about 3 percent from last month.

Analysts said ASE, which accounts for about 30 percent of total sales in the global IC packaging and testing business, is expected to achieve its target and post a 1 percent to 5 percent sequential sales increase in its operations for the July-to-September period.

Siliconware Precision Industries Co (矽品), is expected to continue its sales growth momentum this month after it posted record high sales at NT$6.51 billion last month.

Analysts said Siliconware could see its consolidated sales for the third quarter grow 5 percent to 7 percent from the second quarter’s NT$17.6 billion.

Consolidated sales of Powertech Technology Inc (力成), which provides memory IC packaging and testing services, are expected to stay steady this month from NT$3.14 billion last month, analysts said.

Powertech’s third quarter consolidated sales are expected to be between NT$9.4 billion and NT$9.5 billion, similar to the NT$9.45 billion recorded in the second quarter.

Key numbers

‧ Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc is expected to report NT$13 billion in IC packaging and testing operations.

‧ Siliconware Precision posted NT$6.51 billion in sales last month.

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