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  • Toshiba in talks to sell large stake of Egypt-based TV manufacturing facilities, says report

    Displays | 5h 10min ago

  • Asustek to add fingerprint ID function to ZenFone in 2H15, says paper

    Mobile + telecom - Newswatch | 5h 17min ago

  • IHS comments on Intel potential acquisition of Altera

    Bits + chips | 5h 19min ago

  • Epistar to start production of integrated power drivers based on Si substrates

    LED | 6h 14min ago

  • CPT reports decline for 2014 performance

    Displays | 6h 18min ago

  • Giga Solar Materials to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$15.00

    Green energy | 6h 20min ago

  • Asustek hopes to globally ship 30 million smartphones in 2015, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | 6h 28min ago

  • Inventec to set server production plants in Southeast Asia and Japan, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | 6h 29min ago

  • Taiwan market: Gogoro to unveil first e-bike in summer 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 51min ago

  • Lenovo plans to launch smartphones in Japan, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | 6h 52min ago

  • New government-sponsored technology research facilities kick off

    Before Going to Press | 6h 53min ago

  • Motherboard players already not expected to achieve shipment targets for 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 55min ago

  • IC distributor ANStek revenues and profits climb to 3-year highs

    Before Going to Press | 6h 56min ago

  • Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high

    Before Going to Press | 6h 56min ago

  • Sony Mobile executive to visit Taiwan smartphone ODMs to enhance cooperation

    Before Going to Press | 6h 56min ago

  • China government to halt investments for BOE 10.5G LCD facilities

    Before Going to Press | 6h 57min ago

  • Health care remains a focus for wearable vendors

    Before Going to Press | 6h 58min ago

  • China PV makers expect demand to rebound in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 6h 59min ago

  • Samsung Display looking to revamp OLED TV panel production

    Before Going to Press | 7h ago

  • Foxconn nets NT$8.85 per share for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 7h 1min ago

  • UMC snatches high-end 28nm chip orders from TSMC clients

    Before Going to Press | 7h 2min ago

  • Demand from China picking up, say IC design houses

    Before Going to Press | 7h 3min ago

  • Foundry chipmaker Powerchip rolls out solutions for IoT

    Before Going to Press | 7h 4min ago

  • Simplo pushing new businesses

    Before Going to Press | 7h 4min ago

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Apple dictates the ranking of top 10 MEMS manufacturers in 2014, says IHS

Mar 27, 10:27

Bosch reinforced its leadership in the MEMS industry in 2014 with a 16.6% increase to US$1167 million up from US$1001 million in 2013, according to IHS. Bosch alone held 12% of the very fragmented MEMS market in 2014 compared to 11% in 2012.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes growth accelerates, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 10:50

Following two lethargic years of low growth and some setbacks, worldwide sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors regained strength in 2014 and collectively increased 9% to reach an all-time high of US$63.8 billion after rising just 1% in 2012 and 2013, according to...

FPCB suppliers to enjoy better than expected sales in 1H15

Mar 25, 21:54

Sales momentum of iPhone 6 devices has continued in the first half of 2015, particularly in the second quarter, which will enable Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect to post stronger than expected sales performance in...

China market buoying iPhone shipments

Mar 24, 20:58

Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.

China market driving iPhone shipment growth

IC distributor ANStek optimistic about demand for industrial control

Mar 23, 23:25

Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) has expressed optimism about demand coming from the industrial control sector, and expects to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter this year.

MCU design house Holtek to deal out cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

Mar 23, 23:22

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11) for 2014 on record profits of NT$791 million.

Holtek president Gorden Gau

Diode maker Eris swings to profit

Mar 19, 22:40

Taiwan-based rectifier diode supplier Eris Technology returned to profitability in 2014 with revenues rising 25.4% on year.

Tongtai Machine 1Q15 sales expected to rise 5-10%

Mar 19, 22:37

Taiwan-based Tongtai Machine & Tool, a provider of PCB drilling and routing equipment, is expected to post revenue growth of 5-10% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according to market watchers. The company has seen clear order visibility through the third quarter.

Xintec 12-inch wafer-level CSP ready for volume production in 2H15, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:01

Image sensor packaging house Xintec will have its 12-inch wafer-level chip-scale package (WL-CSP) line ready for volume production in the second half of 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Robert Kuan.

Xintec chairman Robert Kuan

Drill bit maker Topoint looks to revenue growth in 2015

Mar 16, 22:16

Topoint Technology expects its quarterly sales during 2015 to outperform the levels during the same periods of 2014, thanks to growing sales of its hole drilling services.

IC distributors ANStek, WT Micro report decreased February revenues

Mar 16, 22:14

Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) and WT Microelectronics have reported sequential decreases in February consolidated revenues of 43.2% and 35%, respectively, due mainly to fewer working days as a result of the Lunar New Year holidays.

Recovering economies driving industrial semiconductor market growth, says IHS

Mar 16, 22:01

The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenues rise from US$34.8 billion in 2013 to US$55.2 billion in 2018, according to IHS. Increased capital spending by companies and continued economic growth, especially in the US...

Aurona enters supply chain of IC backend houses

Mar 16, 15:10

Taiwan-based Aurona Industries, a manufacturer of phenolic resins laminates, disclosed recently that the company has entered the supply chain of semiconductor assembly and test services providers. Aurona serves mainly the PCB and IC substrate industries.

National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company

Mar 13, 15:59

National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...

Taiwan FPCB production value to grow at double-digit rate over 3-5 years, says Career Technology

Mar 13, 11:53

The production value of Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers is likely to grow by a double-digit rate in the next 3-5 years thanks to a take-off of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, according to Wu Yung-hui, president of Career Technology.

Career president Wu Yung-hui

CCL maker EMC 2015 sales likely to top NT$20 billion

Mar 11, 20:47

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material (EMC) is expected to see its 2015 revenues exceed NT$20 billion (US$630.9 million) and hit a record high, buoyed by strong shipments of high-temperature (Tg) and halogen-free laminates, according to market watchers.

Chin-Poon Industrial reports decreased February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 13:58

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.529 billion (US$48.35 million) for February 2015, representing a 21.19% drop on month and 3.21% drop on year.

Yageo reports decreased revenues for February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:23

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.84 billion (US$58.24 million) for February 2015, representing a 28.68% drop on month and 0.66% drop on year.

Compeq reports on-year rise in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:12

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.602 billion (US$82.35 million) for February 2015, representing a 13.84% drop on month and 24.12% increase on year.

IC substrate, FPCB suppliers to benefit from Apple Watch release

Mar 9, 13:55

Taiwan-based IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology and flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect reportedly have jointed the Apple Watch's supply chain, according to industry sources.

Tripod revenues rise 4.1% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:28

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.931 billion (US$93.23 million) for February 2015, representing a 23.85% drop on month and 4.1% increase on year.

Tong Hsing 2015 capex to top NT$1.5 billion

Mar 4, 16:11

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and test services for niche ICs and produces ceramic substrates for the manufacture of LEDs, expects its capex for 2015 to exceed NT$1.5 billion (US$47.8 million). The capex will be used mainly to expand its new factory.

PCB maker Zhen Ding hits record EPS for 2014

Mar 3, 20:58

Zhen Ding Technology, a PCB maker belonging to the Foxconn Group, saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$9.12 (US$0.29) in 2014.

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

WPG to acquire Genuine shares

Mar 3, 20:46

IC distributor WPG has announced plans to acquire 50% of Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, for NT$14.50 (US$0.46) per share, or a total amount of NT$580 million.

Taiwan Chinsan 2015 sales to rise 20%

Mar 2, 16:02

Capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial is expected to post a 20% revenue increase in 2015, thanks to new orders for LED lighting and consumer electronics, according to market sources.

Win Semi 1Q15 sales to rise over 50%, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 26, 13:11

GaAs pure-play foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to see its first-quarter revenues increase 50-55% on year, with gross margin also outpacing the 30% posted during the same period in 2014, the Chinese-language Commercial Times quoted market observers as saying in a recent report.

Kinsus to post more than 5% revenue growth in 2015, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 15:20

Taiwan-based IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology, which saw its sales hit a record high in 2014, is expected to report a more than 5% sales increase for 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Flexible PCB makers to post double-digit revenue growth in 1Q15

Feb 16, 13:39

Flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Career Technologies, Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology are all expected to report double-digit on-year revenue growth for the first quarter of 2015, thanks to new orders for wearable devices such as the Apple Watch, according to market sources.

Liton to attract investment from China company

Feb 13, 16:08

Aluminum electrolyte capacitor maker Lelon Electronics has announced that Liton Technology, its aluminum foil subsidiary, will draw an investment from China-based Guangdong Hec Technology through a private placement.

Taiflex posts net EPS of NT$4.32 for 2014

Feb 13, 15:43

Flexible CCL specialist Taiflex Scientific saw its net profits decrease 13.7% on year to NT$885 million (US$28.1 million) in 2014, while consolidated sales slid 0.1% to NT$10.13 billion. Net EPS for the year came to NT$4.32.

WPG, WT Micro report increased revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 12, 20:00

Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG and WT Microelectronics have reported double-digit on-year growth in consolidated revenues for January 2015.

WT Micro expects flat or slight decrease in 1Q15 sales

Feb 12, 19:58

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects to report flat growth or an up to 6% decrease sequentially in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015, due mainly to fewer working days as a result of the Lunar New Year holidays.

IC substrate maker Kinsus nets NT$8.11 per share in 2014

Feb 11, 20:01

Taiwan-based IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced a net EPS of NT$8.11 (US$0.26) for 2014, the highest level in seven years.

Diode maker Eris reports increased revenues for January

Feb 9, 22:01

Taiwan-based rectifier diode supplier Eris Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$105 million (US$3.34 million) for January 2014, up 22% on month and 9.8% on year.

Compeq reports revenues decline for January

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 15:05

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.02 billion (US$95.87 million) for January 2015, representing a 3.02% drop on month and 18.17% increase on year.

Yageo posts growth in January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 14:27

Passive components maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.58 billion (US$81.9 million) for January 2015, representing a 32.58% increase on month and 9.44% increase on year.

WPG posts record profits for 2014

Feb 4, 21:09

IC distributor WPG saw its net profits increase 21.8% on year to NT$5.79 billion (US$184 million) in 2014, a record high. The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$3.50 compared to the NT$2.87 reported for 2013.

FPCB supplier Flexium reports record revenues and profits for 4Q14

Feb 4, 20:47

Flexium Interconnect has reported net profits of NT$919 million (US$29 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$5.31 billion. Both results were the highest quarterly levels for the flexible PCB maker.

Global semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2014, says SIA

Feb 3, 20:21

The global semiconductor industry posted record sales totaling US$335.8 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.9% from the 2013 total of US$305.6 billion, according to SIA.

Ichia reports on-month increase in January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 16:09

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$804 million (US$25.52 million) for January 2015, representing a 6.44% increase on month and 14.54% drop on year.

Sony to boost production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors

Feb 2, 21:53

Sony has announced plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 in order to increase production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors. Sony Semiconductor also plans to reorganize and optimize its production sites as it accelerates the shifting of resources to the...

PCB maker Unimicron conservative about 1Q15 business outlook

Jan 30, 10:55

PCB maker Unimicron Technology is conservative about its prospects for the first quarter of 2015 as its production capacity utilization rate will decline due to seasonality, according to the company.

Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Jan 27, 21:39

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market sources.

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc sales to show steady growth in 1H15

Jan 22, 20:10

Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are both expected to report flat or slight growth in the first half of 2015, thanks to continued brisk orders for wet-process PCB manufacturing equipment, according to industry sources.

Strong inductor demand to boost Chilisin 2015 sales, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 16:12

Strong inductor demand for smartphones will continue to buoy sales at Chilisin Electronics in 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Xiaomi shipment growth to benefit component suppliers

Jan 20, 19:58

Xiaomi is looking to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015, which will benefit its component suppliers such as HDI-board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology and Tripod Technology.

Ichia posts all-time high revenues for 2014

Jan 15, 11:28

Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has announced an all-time high revenues of NT$11.23 billion (US$353.41 million) for 2014, increasing 17% from a year earlier.

Auto PCB specialist Chin-Poon reports record sales for 4Q14

Jan 14, 14:54

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.51 billion (US$172.96 million) for the fourth quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record for the second consecutive quarter.

Taiwan PCB makers look to automotive for growth

Jan 14, 14:37

Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, including Apex International, Nanya Printed Circuit Board, Tripod Technology and Unitech Printed Circuit Board, will see sales from the automotive industry drive their revenue growth in 2015, according to market observers.

Flexible PCB makers to enjoy strong 1Q15

Jan 14, 14:10

Buoyed by brisk demand for Apple's iPhone 6 devices, as well as new wearable devices, Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technologies are expected to see their first-quarter revenues buck seasonal trends, according to industry source...

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