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UMS rides semiconductor upswing

UMS is a primary supplier in Asia for AMAT, and has renewed its integrated system business contract for another three years.

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''The reason why our margin is higher: We focus on a lot of technology and also high-end products. We want to focus on value.'' UMS group chairman and chief executive Andy Luong.

IT IS common for smaller contractors down the semiconductor supply chain to get squeezed by the big boys, but Singapore-listed UMS has consistently operated more profitably than most, posting an enviable net margin of 30.7 per cent in the March quarter.

"The reason why our margin is...

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