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Display makers seek new growth with bet on chip packaging tech

Innolux, BOE and others apply their display know-how to chipmaking

China's BOE is among the display makers attempting to apply display tech know-how to chip packaging, a key step in the semiconductor production process.      © AP

TAIPEI -- Major display makers in Taiwan and China are stepping up efforts to break into the chip packaging business to shield themselves from a sharp slowdown in consumer electronics in the post-pandemic era, Nikkei Asia has learned.

Innolux and AUO of Taiwan and Chinese display champions BOE Technology Group and China Star Optoelectronics Technology have all formed teams tasked with adapting their panel production technologies for use in chip packaging and assembly, multiple sources briefed on the matter said.

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