"I translated the articles and it sounded very bad. Sounds like all of Klics orders went away."
OK I translated it as well and while it may not sound good, there was no way any non-Chinese speaking individual could discern what exactly it meant to KLIC. I say this because it could simply be rehashing old news that KLIC themselves put out at the last CC that SPIL/ASX were in fact slowing down orders but were picking up copious orders elsewhere.
Now if SPIL/ASX are in fact slashing orders, then it is potentially good news in the long run to smooth things out as KLIC transitions overseas. SPIL/ASX are definitely transitioning to Copper bonders and will need a lot of them. Look at this HUGE plant ASX is building to complete in late 2011 and will need a lot of copper bonders for:
"The 11-story Plant K12, with a floor area of 70,200 square meters, is designated to provide expansion for ASE’s flipchip assembly and copper wirebond leadframe/substrate assembly lines. When completed in November of 2011, ASE expects to hire 6,000 more employees."