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May 19, 2011 09:04 ET

Research on United Microelectronics Corporation and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. -- Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Sector Seeing Strong Demand From Smartphones

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and has completed analytical research on United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC) and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (NYSE: ASX). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

The extremely high level of consumer demand for smartphones is helping keep wafer volumes robust for the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials sector. United Microelectronics Corporation saw its first quarter net profit grow 29% from the prior year thanks to this demand in the smartphone and tablet markets. Investors can register for free to access the research report on United Microelectronics Corporation at www.stockcall.com/UMC190511.pdf.

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These markets have stabilized chip prices and the sector should continue to benefit so long as consumers continue wanting these devices. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

Meanwhile, the high price of gold is driving more demand for copper wire-bonding. This is good news for companies in the sector like Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. The company expects to see its copper wire-bonding revenue grow $75 to $240 million in the second quarter. The coming quarters could also see some downside originating from the disasters in Japan and the power rationing that has resulted. These setbacks should be relatively minor, though, and most suppliers should be operating soon. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. at www.stockcall.com/ASX190511.pdf.

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