Weak memory market impacts test probe card market, VLSI Research says

Mutschler, Ann Steffora
May 2008
Electronic News;5/26/2008, Vol. 54 Issue 21, p1
Trade Publication
The article cites a study conducted by Santa Clara, California-based market research company VLSI Research Inc. focusing on the semiconductor industry. The researchers warned that 2008 will be a particularly difficult year for companies serving the memory integrated circuit (IC) market. The study concluded that weakness in the semiconductor industry pushed sales of IC wafer testing probe cards down to half of the five-year historic average or 13.9% in 2007.


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