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Semiconductor Industry

Strong first-quarter demand signals a recovery for ASM Pacific

Chief executive Lee Wai-kwong says new orders in the first quarter rose 22.6 per cent from the previous quarter. Photo: SCMP

ASM Pacific Technology, the world's largest assembly and packaging equipment supplier for the semiconductor and light-emitting diode (LED) industries, expects a steady market recovery this year after it posted strong order bookings in the first quarter.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 6:15am

ASM Pacific eyes market recovery after profit decline

Lee Wai-kwong, CEO of ASM Pacific

ASM Pacific Technology, the world's largest assembly and packaging equipment supplier for the semiconductor and light-emitting diode (LED) industries, is hoping for better days after posting double-digit declines in net profit and revenue last year.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Group profits soar to record HK$1.27b

ASM Pacific Technology, a leading supplier of equipment and materials for the semiconductor industry, is riding on the surge in global demand for consumer electronic products to achieve record annual sales and profits.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

QPL posts $523m half-year loss

Semiconductor supplier QPL International Holdings made a net loss of HK$523 million in the first half from a net profit of HK$741 million in the same period last year, hit hard by the economic downturn in the United States. The company said turnover plummeted 61.16 per cent to HK$259 million, mirroring the severity of the challenges faced by the semiconductor industry worldwide.

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Stronger ASM profit draws investors

ASM Pacific Technology's shares surged 11.8 per cent to HK$15.15 yesterday after the firm announced better than expected interim results but analysts were cautious over the semiconductor industry's near-term outlook.

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Chip sales up following 'worst year'

Asia's semiconductor industry showed signs of recovery in January, according to data released by the group World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.

Other regional markets, including Japan's, continued to contract, though worldwide recovery was expected this year.

7 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

What the broker said...

ASM Pacific Technology, the world's second-largest assembly equipment-maker, designs, makes and markets machines and materials used in the semiconductor industry.

A year ago, a Core Pacific-Yamaichi report placed an 'accumulate' recommendation on the company's stock. This had been upgraded from an August recommendation of 'hold'.

14 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Mainland seen bucking chip fall-off

China is expected to buck the fall in the Asian semiconductor market this year, according to research by Gartner Dataquest.

Asian usage is expected to fall 9.8 per cent this year to US$51.4 billion while China's will rise 6.3 per cent to US$13.6 billion. However, the mainland's forecast growth is significantly lower than last year's 32.6 per cent.

12 May 2001 - 12:00am