Nearly all IC-packaging and test companies took a hit in the third quarter, with a poor forecast seen in the fourth period.
Amkor, STATS ChipPAC, and other subcontractors see a gloomy outlook for Q4. Add Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) to the list.
ASE, the world's largest IC-assembly house, saw profit declines in Q3. It projects that sales will falll 15-to-20 in Q4.
The complete article about Q3 can be read here.
The outlook can be read here.