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                     TAP TIMESTM                                               Volume 8, Number 11

                                                                                   November 2017
                      Test, Assembly & Packaging TIMES




                                                                                              Achieving
                                                                                              wire bond
                                                                                            interconnect
                                                                                         process success
                                                                                                  page 3


                                                                                             World semi
                                                                                             revenue for
                                                                                               2018 may
                Flying                                                                       reach $427B
                                                                                                 page 14
                  High

                                                                                              SEMI sees
                                                                                           record silicon
                 See “Cover”                                                                  wafer level
                      page 2                                                                for 2017-2019
                                                                                                 page 16


                                                                                          Semiconductor
                                                                                               forecast:
                                                                                           Up 22 percent
                                                                                              for 2017—
                                                                                              IC Insights
                                                                                                 page 21



                                                                                            Tariff due for
                                                                                            solar imports
                                                                                                 page 26



                                                                                              EndPoints:
                                                                                         If you can’t bring
                                                                                                the jobs
                                                                                            back, at least
                                                                                            send money!
                                                                                                 page 46
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