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AUSTIN, TX – A major market trend in wearable electronics is the shift to smartwatches, which have surpassed shipment numbers for wristbands, says TechSearch International.

Apple’s new smartwatch uses TSMC’s InFO, and Samsung’s Galaxy uses FOPLP. The Samsung Galaxy watch uses the fan-out panel level process (FOPLP) developed by Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO) to package the application processor and PMIC.

Panel FO-WLP is in production at Powertech Technology for MediaTek’s power management integrated circuit for smartphone applications.

Future applications under consideration for panel production include application processors, memory and RF modules.

 

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