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                 TAP TIMES™                                                                Vol. 8, Number 8
                                                                                              August 2017


                       Test, Assembly & Packaging TIMES

                                                                                         Chip packaging
                                                                                          advances help
                                                                                             embedded
                                                                                               systems’
                                                                                           performance
                                                                                                  page 3


                                                                                           Industry M&A
                                                                                           deals slowed
                                                                                             in first half
                                                                                                 page 13




                                                                                              Applied’s
                                                                                                Morgan
                                                                                          celebrates his
                                                                                          industry years
                                                                                            with a book
                                                                                                 page 14




                                                                                           Record sales
                                                                                         seen for DRAM,
                                                                                          NAND memory
                                                                                                 page 22



                                                                                             Korea tops
                                                                                              spending
                                                                                               forecast
                                                                                                 page 34



                                                                                         SEMICON West
                                                                                         “smartens up,”
                                                                                             but shrinks
                                        3                                                     down,too
                                                                                                 page 38
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