Article yest on worldwide packaging growth led by ASE, Amkor and SPIL in top 3 spots. KLIC is forecasting other copper laggards to will accelerate their copper adoption.
"As the No. 2 vendor, Amkor Technologies' 2012 total revenue was down slightly (0.6 percent), at $2.8 billion, due partially to the aggressive strategy in the copper wire-bonding transition by ASE, SPIL and others."
"even in this slow-growth environment, the SATS market saw the continuation of the rapid transition from gold to copper wire bonding, resulting in lower-cost packaging processes."