Electronics Production | October 27, 2004

Flip-chip-substrate shortage

A shortage of flip-chip substrates in Taiwan may slow the shipment of graphics processors from ATI Technologies and Nvidia, according to DigiTimes.
ATI and Nvidia have had difficulty delivering graphics processors to graphics-card makers since it has had problems with its major chip-packaging partner, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE). ASE said that due to a water shortage in Taiwan it was not able to produce enough flip-chip substrates at its subsidiary, ASE Chung-Li, to package chips. However recently everything has started to return to normal, according to DigiTimes.


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