People familiar with ASE's acquisition plan pointed out that Yang Ting approached ASE over the deal at a time when ASE has been vigorously developing presence in low-end
and mid-range markets to shun head-on-head competition with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Xpshou.com points out that driven by growing demand for low-end
smart phones in China and South Africa, the world's second largest smart phone maker, Samsung Electronics' smart phone shipments in the second quarter grew 600%.
When high-quality EPS is offered, only vacuum clients are willing enough to pay for it; they are the high-end consumers, and manual clients are low-end
China faces overcapacity owing to excessive investment in low-end
textiles, toys, shipping, autos, retail and refineries and much of this was created by businesses which took advantage of poor environmental regulations, low wages, cheap land and abundant capital.
But soaring materials costs are hurting the profitability of its low-end
With the low-end
geared up to whip heads into a trance-like nodding motion, Patterson's guitar playing flavors the songs with equal amounts buzzsaw-style cacophony and melodic resonance, while his yelled vocals act akin to a fourth instrument, forging their own prodding, pleading route amidst the offbeat structure.
The last two categories can be of particular interest to recyclers, especially those who must currently landfill a significant amount of what they handle or who sell some of their volume into Low-end
First, they extended the dynamic range of the instrument, which improves its low-end
sensitivity because many thermoplastic melts produce low signals due to their lower viscosities.
Japanese companies are starting to outsource production of low-end
models to Taiwan.
The price for one ear ranges from 300,000 yen for the highest-end F series to 198,000 yen for the low-end
(Nagoya, Aichi Pref.)--are starting to step up their competition in low-end
This increase in prices stems from a variety of drivers, including an increasing number of car enthusiasts; an increasing percentage of light trucks in the automobile fleet; increasing percentages of sports and luxury vehicles in the automobile fleet; increasing sales of high performance tires; an increasing number of 45- to 64-year-olds (who are more likely to own sports and luxury cars), who spend more per tire than any other age group; OE equipment moving upscale (consumers often replace the OE with the same tire); growth in the number of households with incomes above $75K; and the introduction of low-end
performance tires, making high-performance tires accessible to a wider audience.