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Automotive Electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.

Anpec expects fan motor drivers to drive 2018 revenue growth

Nov 17, 11:42

Analog IC firm Anpec Electronics expects growing sales of its fan motor driver ICs to be a major revenue growth driver for the company in 2018.

Yageo to raise MLCC prices again

Nov 16, 15:22

Yageo is poised to raise its MLCC prices for the fourth time in 2017 to reflect its ongoing tight supply, and rising materials and labor costs, according to a Chinese-language MoneyDJ.com report.

Chin-Poon revenues rise 4.33% on year in October

Nov 14, 15:23

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.974 billion (US$65.42 million) for October 2017, representing a 4.33% drop on month and 5.81% increase on year.

Zhen Ding expects strong PCB demand to last till 1Q18, says chairman

Nov 14, 12:00

Taiwan-based PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology is seeing strong demand in the fourth quarter of 2017 and expects the momentum to continue in the first quarter of 2018, according to company chairman Charles Shen.

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI

Nov 14, 11:33

Power discrete component supplier HY Electronic specializing in diode products has disclosed plans to acquire a 70% stake in Taiwan GPP (TGI) for NT$350 million (US$11.52 million).

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI to strengthen its vertical integration

Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 3Q17, says SEMI

Nov 13, 10:55

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments continued trending up in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 0.7% sequentially and hitting a new high in terms of quarterly shipments, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month.

Lite-On Semi October revenues rise nearly 19% on year

Nov 9, 14:50

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for October 2017 increased 18.6% on year and 5.2% sequentially to NT$1.05 billion (US$34.9 million).

IGBT outlook in China: Q&A with HHGrace executive Jiye Yang

Nov 9, 11:31

Insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is technologically the most advanced device among power electronics and boasts extensive applications ranging from home-use small electromagnetic ovens to strategic industries such as rail transit, electric vehicles, and smart power grids. This discrete semiconductor...

Jiye Yang, senior director of HHGrace's TD Integration Division I

Taiwan passive component makers report flat results for October

Nov 8, 13:36

Most Taiwan-based passive component makers including MLCC specialist Walsin Technology, capacitor makers Apaq Technology and Kaimei Electronic, and inductor suppliers Chilisin Electronics and Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics, have reported flat performance for October due to seasonal factors.

Tripod Technology sees revenues rise 9.59% on year in October

Nov 7, 17:40

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.155 billion (US$137.67 million) for October 2017, representing a 3.07% drop on month and 9.59% increase on year.

Compeq October revenues rise 17.85% on year

Nov 7, 17:37

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.463 billion (US$181.01 million) for October 2017, representing a 1.02% drop on month and 17.85% increase on year.

Yageo revenues up 26.39% on year in October

Nov 7, 17:36

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.033 billion (US$100.49 million) for October 2017, representing a 1.06% increase on month and 26.39% increase on year.

Taiwan diode makers thrive on wireless charging boom

Nov 7, 17:01

With wireless charging poised to become a mainstream trend for mobile devices following Apple's adoption of the new charging system in its iPhone X devices, many Taiwan suppliers of protection components including rectifier diodes and electro static discharge (ESD) diodes are expected to enjoy sharp...

Kinsus posts record October revenues

Nov 7, 11:08

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology saw its October revenues climb to a record high of NT$2.48 billion (US$82.3 million).

Infineon intros five-output digital voltage regulator in QFN package

Nov 7, 10:35

Infineon Technologies has launched the IRPS5401, a five-output point of load (POL) digital voltage regulator for FPGAs, ASICs, and other multi-rail power systems. The IRPS5401has been developed as a fully integrated PMIC solution that replaces multiple regulators with a single device in a 7mm x 7mm...

Infineon IRPS5401

Wafer test specialist CHPT optimistic about performance in 2018

Nov 6, 09:52

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has expressed optimism about its sales prospects for 2018 due to stable orders for application processor (AP) test solutions, significant increase in the number of customers for logic IC probe cards, and active deployment in the satellite...

Opto, sensor and discrete ICs to reach record US$75 billion in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 3, 15:57

More than a dozen product categories in optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes semiconductors (O-S-D) are on track to set record-high annual sales this year, according to IC Insights. Driven by the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing levels of intelligent embedded controls,...

Supplies of mature IC parts to remain tight in 2018, say sources

Nov 2, 15:03

The supply of some IC parts and components, including wafers, passive components, and DRAM, MOSFET and NOR flash chips, will remain tight in 2018 due to the absence of capacity ramps by major suppliers, according to industry sources.

Ichia reports sequential revenue decline for October

Nov 2, 11:18

Flexible PCBs and handset chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$674.2 million (US$22.35 million) for October, down 2.57% on month but up 34.35% on year.

Kinsus 1Q-3Q17 net profits fall

Nov 1, 13:47

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$476 million (US$15.8 million) for the first three quarters of 2017, down 72.7% on year, with EPS reaching NT$1.07 compared with NT$3.92 a year earlier.

Lead time for MOSFET chips extends

Oct 30, 12:16

Major MOSFET suppliers have extended delivery lead times to 13-18 weeks from 8-12 weeks as the supply of MOSFET chips has become tighter on rising demand for electric cars, according to industry sources.

Innovative products, technologies take center stage at TPCA Show 2017

Oct 26, 16:16

Many Taiwan players in the PCB supply chain have debuted their newest products, technologies and solutions at the TPCA Show 2017 running October 25-27 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, seeking to explore more potential customers and business opportunities.

Machvision showcasing new optical inspection systems at TPCA Show 2017

Strong MOSFET demand to boost revenues at backend firm GEM Services in 4Q17

Oct 26, 11:46

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues driven by continued strong demand for MOSFET chips in fourth-quarter 2017, according to market sources.

TPCA Show 2017 highlights tech advancements for AI

Oct 25, 15:32

The TPCA Show 2017 opened October 25 for a three-day run at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, with over 400 exhibitors from PCB-related supply chains showcasing their latest products and solutions at over 1,400 booths, aiming to underscore the role of PCBs in the AI (artificial intelligence) ecosystem...

PCBs on display at TPCA Show 2017

Audix to ramp up shipments of VCM components

Oct 25, 13:32

IC distributor and component maker Audix will ramp up monthly shipments of its VCM (voice coil motor) components to 50 million units in October and November, according to industry sources. With its VCMs, Audix has reportedly cut into the supply chain for Apple's new iPhone devices.

Audix enjoys strong VCM demand for smartphone cameras

SDI resumes production at China leadframe plant

Oct 24, 15:15

Taiwan-based Shuen Der Industry (SDI), a supplier of semiconductor leadframes, has resumed production at a China factory which was ordered to suspend and remediate polluted water.

Kinsus 4Q17 revenues to rise by up to 20%, says report

Oct 18, 14:36

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to enjoy an up to 20% sequential increase in fourth-quarter 2017 revenues, driven mainly by a ramp-up of orders for substrate-like PCBs, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Foxlink revenues drop on year in September

Oct 11, 17:04

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.978 billion (US$330.01 million) for September 2017, representing a 14.15% increase on month and 4.97% drop on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial revenues rise 11% in September

Oct 11, 17:03

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.064 billion (US$68.27 million) for September 2017, representing a 0.02% increase on month and 11.33% increase on year.

Compeq Manufacturing reports increased revenues for September

Oct 6, 15:59

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.519 billion (US$181.77 million) for September 2017, representing a 11.23% increase on month and 18.11% increase on year.

Topco Scientific reports increased revenues for September

Oct 6, 15:47

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.106 billion (US$69.36 million) for September 2017, representing a 3.07% increase on month and 9.9% increase on year.

Win Semiconductors reportedly enters iPhone X supply chain

Oct 6, 13:59

Win Semiconductors, one of Taiwan's top-3 GaAs PA (power amplifier) suppliers, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.395 billion (US$144.58 million) in the third quarter of 2017, surging 15.19% on quarter and 23.88% on year. The impressive growth was reportedly driven by the firm's indirect foray...

MLCC maker Yageo scores record revenues in 3Q17

Oct 5, 15:28

Taiwan's leading MLCC maker Yageo saw its revenues for September and the third quarter of 2017 hit record highs of NT$3.001 billion (US$98.78 million) and NT$8.369 billion, respectively, due mainly to the supply chains of Apple's new iPhone devices gradually moving into high gear, according to industry...

Ichia revenues rise 22.52% on year in September

Oct 5, 14:46

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$692 million (US$22.81 million) for September 2017, representing a 0.02% increase on month and 22.52% increase on year.

Diode maker Eris looks to revenue and profit growth in 2018

Sep 29, 11:40

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, expects to enjoy another year of revenue and profit growth in 2018, driven by robust orders for automotive electronics, according to company chairman Jonathan Chang.

Eris chairman

Power transistor growth returns after volatile period, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 11:37

Since the 2009 semiconductor downturn and strong 2010 recovery year, power transistor sales have been rocked by market volatility, falling in three of the last five years because of inventory corrections and drawdowns by systems makers worried about ongoing economic weakness and price erosion in some...

PCB firm Unitech president steps down

Sep 20, 13:58

Unitech Printed Circuit Board president Hsu Cheng-hung has stepped down to take responsibility of a fatal accident that occurred at its Yilan plant in June 2017, according to the Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer.

Yageo plans 15-20% price hike for MLCC chips

Sep 19, 12:37

Yageo is poised to raise its MLCC prices for the third time since 2017 to reflect the ongoing tight supply. Yageo plans to adjust upward prices for its MLCC chips, mainly prices for low-capacity and handset-related products, by 15-20% later in September, according to industry sources.

MLCC supply remains tight

China PCB capacity expansion sharply benefits Taiwan equipment makers

Sep 13, 15:51

Just one year after acquiring US-based flexible PCB maker Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFLX), China-based Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing is proceeding with a CNY3 billion (US$459.7 million) flexible PCB production capacity expansion project to fulfill increased orders, which in turn will benefit...

Taiwan PCB equipment makers benefit from PCB capacity expansions in China

Lite-On Semi posts record August revenues

Sep 12, 12:20

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for August 2017 increased 17% on year and nearly 3% sequentially to NT$1.07 billion (US$35.6 million).

Inductor makers to post record high revenues in 3Q17

Sep 11, 15:07

Inductor makers including Chilisin Electronics and Magic Technology are expected to see their third-quarter revenues hit record highs thanks to strong demand for PCs, games consoles and gaming devices, according to industry sources.

Test Research August revenues rise over 41%

Sep 11, 14:42

Test Research (TRI), which specializes in inspection equipment for PCBs, saw its August consolidated sales surge 41.2% sequentially to NT$405 million (US$13.5 million).

Taiwan diode maker HY Electronic to unveil new China plant in 2018

Sep 11, 12:03

Taiwan's leading diode maker HY Electronic will inaugurate its second plant in Yangzhou, China in the first half of 2018, to support production of automotive alternator rectifier diodes and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT), in addition to its current product lines for photodiode and GPP (glass...

David Fang, chairman of HY Electronic

Tripod reports increased revenues for August

Sep 8, 16:27

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.137 billion (US$137.98 million) for August 2017, representing a 6.68% increase on month and 5.45% increase on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial revenues up in August

Sep 8, 16:09

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.064 billion (US$68.84 million) for August 2017, representing a 3.74% increase on month and 3.81% increase on year.

Machvision August revenues hit record for 4th straight month

Sep 7, 10:40

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$121 million (US$4 million) for August 2017, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive month.

Compeq reports increased revenues for August

Sep 6, 15:54

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.962 billion (US$164.88 million) for August 2017, representing a 11.29% increase on month and 15.66% increase on year.

Chilisin revenues more than double in August

Sep 5, 13:44

Passive component firm Chilisin Electronics' consolidated revenues for August 2017 hiked 126.3% from a year earlier to NT$1.15 billion (US$38.3 million), thanks to recognized sales from Ralec Electronic and Ferroxcube the company acquired earlier in 2017.

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