Eyes are on local SMEs manufacturing high-tech materials, components and equipment amid expectations of a super cycle for semiconductors this year and scaled-up government support.
The semiconductor equipment market is expected to grow to $71.9 billion in 2021, up 4.3 percent from $68.9 billion in 2020. The market is forecast to grow to 76.1 billion in 2022.
Also among promising players is Nepes, a leading outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) firm.
OSATs offer third-party packaging and test services for semiconductor firms. They package silicon devices that are made by foundries and test devices prior to shipping them to the market. Their role comes in the end stage of semiconductor manufacturing process after the wafer fabrication and wafer probe stages.
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