Major China-based OSAT companies including Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET), Tongfu Microelectronics and Tianshui Huatian Technology are all gearing up to compete with their larger peers, such as Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), in the market for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining ASICs, according to industry sources.
JCET, Tongfu and Tianshui Huatian are all capable of providing related technologies including bumping and flip-chip packaging for the manufacture of mining ASICs. With chip demand for Bitcoin mining promising, the major China-based backend companies are eyeing orders from the sector dominated currently by China’s Bitmain and Canaan Creative, said the sources.
ASE with its mature yield rate and sufficient production capacity will still be able to obtain large orders for mining ASICs, the sources indicated. Amkor Technology, Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and Greatek Electronic are the other major backend houses set to benefit from the booming demand for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining.