Philips Moves Power Semi Production to China
Royal Philips Electronics (the Netherlands) announced that it will shift the production of its bipolar products from its assembly and test facility in the Philippines to PSi Technologies' Chengdu, China plant. The move is part of a long-term supply agreement under which Philips has outsourced power semiconductor assembly and test services to PSi.
Transfers will start this quarter and extend to 2005, according to PSi. The bipolar products, ranging from epitaxial diodes, deflection transistors, damper diodes, triacs and thyristors, will be packaged and tested for Philips and are aimed at Chinese markets.
"By establishing a manufacturing foothold in Chengdu, China, PSi further aligns itself with our strategy to tap into the immense resources available in the region while ensuring that we seamlessly continue to provide customers with best in class: price, quality and delivery of our products," said Philips Semiconductors Senior Director of Power Management Eric-Paul Schat.