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Passive component firm Chilisin puts increased focus on high-end products

May 26, 11:32

Power inductor and choke manufacturer Chilisin Electronics is expected to see growths in its revenues and earnings in the second quarter of 2017, as the company has increased focus on high-margin products for high-end smartphones, automotive and industrial applications, according to industry sources...

Tripod disposes of factory and land in China

Stockwatch - May 19, 16:13

Taiwan-based PCB firm Tripod Technology announced on May 18 the company had disposed of a factory and land located in Zhejiang province of China for CNY73.99 million (US$10.7 million).

Protective component maker Thinking posts record gross margin in 1Q17

May 19, 15:16

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial saw its gross margin climb to a record 35.92% in the first quarter of 2017 thanks to a more diversified product line.

Compeq expects revenues to rebound in 3Q17

May 19, 14:00

Affected by seasonal factors, PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing expects its revenues to stay flat in the second quarter of 2017 before staging a rebound in the third quarter. First-quarter revenues totaled NT$11.215 billion (US$371.21 million), down 21.1% on quarter but up 19.45% on year.

Capacitor maker Apaq sees earnings drop 80% on year in 1Q17

Newswatch - May 18, 16:04

Solid electrolytic capacitor maker Apaq Technology has reported net profits of NT$11 million (US$365,310) for the first quarter of 2017, decreasing 80% from a year earlier. EPS for the first quarter stood at NT$0.16

Win Semi expands GaAs wafer manufacturing capacity by more than 20%

May 17, 21:38

Win Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has completed phase 2 expansion at its newest wafer fab, Fab C. This operation is now fitted with state-of-the-art cleanroom, efficient process lines and advanced equipment for GaAs MMIC production, epitaxial growth...

Sensor and actuator sales take off as price erosion eases

May 17, 15:03

After several years of low and inconsistent growth rates primarily because of intense pricing pressure, the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators finally caught fire in 2016 with several of its largest product categories - acceleration/yaw and magnetic-field sensors and actuator devices -...

Tong Hsing reports decreased earnings for 1Q17

May 15, 16:12

IC test service and ceramic substrate supplier Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has reported net profits of NT$89.15 million (US$2.96 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 71% on quarter and 60% on year.

Tong Hsing president Heinz Ru

PCB maker Zhen Ding reports increased earnings for 1Q17

Newswatch - May 12, 15:35

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported net profits of NT$354 million (US$11.72 million) for the first quarter of 2017, increasing 14.2% on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial revenues increase on year in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 14:23

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.95 billion (US$64.57 million) for April 2017, representing a 12.39% drop on month and 2.21% increase on year.

Lite-On Semi 2Q17 revenues likely to grow up to 15%

May 11, 19:51

Market watchers now expect revenues at Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, to increase up to 15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017.

Yageo, Walsin report increased April revenues

Stockwatch - May 9, 18:40

Passive component makers Yageo and Walsin Technology have reported sequential increases in April revenues of 2.2% and 0.5%, respectively.

RF component vendor Richwave suffers losses in 1Q17

Newswatch - May 5, 15:55

RF component specialist Richwave Technology has reported a loss of NT$50 million (US$1.66 million) or NT$0.19 per share for the first quarter of 2017 due to foreign exchange transaction losses and other non-operating losses.

Diode maker Eris posts record April revenues

May 4, 11:30

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, saw its April revenues climb to a record high of NT$120 million (US$4 million).

FPCB maker Ichia posts sequential revenue decline in April

Stockwatch - May 3, 11:11

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$516.75 million (US$17.2 million) for April, down 9% on month but up 18.03% on year.

Win Semi expects to post 13-17% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 2, 11:34

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post a 13-17% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin set to be better than the prior quarter's level.

FPCB maker Flexium 1Q17 profits fall

Apr 28, 15:35

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnected has reported net profits of NT$245 million (US$8.12 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 76.1% on quarter and 41.9% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$0.87 compared to NT$1.63 of a year earlier.

Flexium CFO Arthur Shiung

Copper foil maker Co-Tech positive about 2017 outlook

Apr 25, 11:52

Co-Tech Copper Foil has expressed optimism about its performance during 2017 citing robust copper foil demand.

Galaxy S8 materials costs highest by far compared to previous versions, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 24, 20:32

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$301.60, much higher than for previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.

Yageo posts NT$1.62 EPS in 1Q17

Apr 21, 11:47

Taiwan-based passive component maker Yageo has reported net EPS of NT$1.62 (US$0.05) for the first quarter of 2017 compared with NT$1.25 a year ago.

Copper foil maker Co-Tech reports increased profits for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 19, 14:59

Co-Tech Copper Foil has reported net profits of NT$347 million (US$11.41 million) for the first quarter of 2017, increasing 19.33% on quarter and 556.86% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.63 for the quarter.

Lite-On Semi 2Q17 revenues to rise up to 20%

Apr 17, 21:24

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017 driven by robust shipments of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers used in wireless chargers for new smartphones, according to market...

PWM IC backend specialist GEM Services to enjoy another year of record revenues

Apr 17, 12:25

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another record year in 2017 driven by robust demand for high-voltage power MOSFETs, according to market sources.

FPCB maker Ichia reports losses for 1Q17

Newswatch - Apr 17, 11:21

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported a net loss of NT$88 million (US$2.896 million) or NT$0.26 per share for the first quarter of 2017.

Diode maker Eris 1Q17 revenues surge

Apr 14, 11:20

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, saw its first-quarter revenues increase 27.7% from a year earlier driven mainly by growing shipments of automotive diodes.

Chin-Poon 1Q17 revenues slip, Tripod up

Stockwatch - Apr 13, 11:07

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial, which has more than 70% of its revenues come from the auto industry, saw its first-quarter revenues slip 1.4% from a year earlier while revenues at fellow PCB firm Tripod Technology, which has more diversified products, grew 3.4% on year.

Wus Printed Circuit sees revenues hit 20-month high in March

Newswatch - Apr 12, 11:16

PCB maker Wus Printed Circuit saw its revenues grow 18.59% on month and 31.23% on year to a 20-month high of NT$526 million (US$17.168 million) in March.

Passive component firm Chilisin 1Q17 revenues rise 11%

Apr 12, 10:58

Power inductor and choke manufacturer Chilisin Electronics' revenues increased 10.6% in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier to NT$1.33 billion (US$43.5 million).

Yageo revenues increase in March

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 15:28

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.547 billion (US$83.13 million) for March 2017, representing a 17.6% increase on month and 11.87% increase on year.

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues up in March

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 14:09

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$566 million (US$18.65 million) for March, increasing 13% on month and 9% on year.

Unitech Printed Circuit Board signs NT$4.5 billion loans

Newswatch - Mar 31, 13:32

Unitech Printed Circuit Board has signed a NT$4.5 billion (US$148.47 million) syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium for capacity expansion and strengthening its financial structure.

Wus Printed Circuit reports profits in 4Q16

Newswatch - Mar 31, 13:31

PCB makers Wus Printed Circuit has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.763 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of NT$86.64 million in the previous quarter.

PCB maker Unimicron swings back to profitability in 4Q16

Newswatch - Mar 31, 12:35

PCB maker Unimicron Technology managed to post net profits of NT$728 million (US$24.02 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, ending three consecutive quarters of losses. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.49 for the quarter.

Robust GPP diode shipments to boost Lite-On Semi revenues

Mar 27, 14:49

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has landed GPP (glass passivated package) diode orders from China-based smartphone vendors such as Oppo and Vivo, according to industry sources. The Taiwan-based company is also looking to obtain new orders of GPP diodes from another...

PCB maker Chin-Poon reports record high earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 23, 10:50

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 25.9% on year to a record high of NT$2.489 billion (US$81.63 million) in 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.26 for the year, also the company's highest annual EPS ever.

PCB maker Zhen Ding reports decreased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 23, 10:10

PCB and FPCB supplier Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported net profits of NT$3.456 billion (US$113.35 million) for 2016, decreasing 55% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.29 for the year.

Protective component maker Thinking sees earnings hit 3-year high in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:16

Circuit protection device maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has reported net profits of NT$901 million (US$29.58 million) for 2016, the highest level in three years. EPS for the year stood at NT$7.03.

Taiwan MLCC firms set for growth in 2017

Mar 21, 20:57

Taiwan-based multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) suppliers including Yageo, Walsin Technology and Holy Stone Enterprise are expected to enjoy a ramp-up of demand for automotive electronics and IoT applications, while benefiting from TDK's exit from the general-type MLCC market segment, according to...

MOSFET chip supply to fall short of demand in 2H17

Mar 20, 15:33

The global supply of MOSFET chips is set to fall short of demand in the second half of 2017 as a result of a growing number of MOSFETs for new CPU platforms coupled with sluggish growth in foundries' high-pressure process capacity, according to industry sources.

CCL supplier Elite Material sees strong profits in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 17, 14:22

CCL (copper-clad laminate) maker Elite Material (EMC) has reported net profits of 2.77 billion (US$90.35 million) for 2016, increasing 15.95% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$8.7 for the year.

Passive component firm Holy Stone to downsize capital 30%

Mar 16, 10:24

Holy Stone Enterprise, a Taiwan-based supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), plans to reduce paid-in capital by NT$673 million (US$21.8 million), or about 30%, to NT$1.57 billion.

Win Semi reportedly obtains orders for Qualcomm GaAs devices

Newswatch - Mar 14, 12:11

Qualcomm has contracted Taiwan-based Win Semiconductors to manufacture its recently-announced GaAs power amplifier and RF solutions, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan IC distributors post mixed February results

Mar 13, 14:34

WPG Holdings saw its February revenues increase 2.5% compared to the previous month, while fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics' revenues fell 18.8% sequentially. Meanwhile, February revenues at Answer Technology (ANStek) grew 1.4% on month.

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments within total semiconductor units remains heavily weighted toward the O-S-D category, according to IC Insights.

Tripod revenues rise 13.61% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:13

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.357 billion (US$108.11 million) for February 2017, representing a 1.11% increase on month and 13.61% increase on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial sees mild increase in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:08

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.887 billion (US$60.77 million) for February 2017, representing a 0.5% increase on month and 2.89% increase on year.

Lite-On Semi sales to peak in 3Q17

Mar 10, 10:49

Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor is expected to see its revenues reach the peak for 2017 in the third quarter, thanks to robust discrete component and power management IC demand for wireless charging in smartphones and consumer electronics devices, according to industry...

FCCL maker Flexium reports on-year revenue growth for February

Newswatch - Mar 9, 14:13

FCCL supplier Flexium Interconnect has reported revenues of NT$1.325 billion (US$42.95 million) for February, down 24.5% on month but up nearly 50% on year.

Diode maker Eris February revenues surge 43%

Mar 9, 10:11

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for February 2017 surged 42.6% from a year earlier to NT$100 million (US$3.23 million).

Compeq Manufacturing revenues increase almost 40% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 16:08

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.676 billion (US$119.03 million) for February 2017, representing a 5.06% drop on month and 39.38% increase on year.

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