Flexible PCB makers raise funds to address growing business operations
Sep 2, 15:27
Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technologies, the three major Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers in Apple's supply chain, have continued to ramp up their capital spending for the development of more advanced technologies and expansion of their production capacity, according...
Diode maker Actron ramping production capacity
Aug 27, 11:55
Automotive diode supplier Actron Technology has recently ramped up its diode production capacity to 36 million units a month from 28 million previously. The current capacity utilization rate has reached 80-85%, according to the company.
Passive component maker Chinsan to kick off new plant in 1Q15
Aug 20, 22:15
Passive component supplier Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial will complete construction of its new plant in Guangzhou, China in the fourth quarter of 2014 with volume production slated to begin one quarter later, according to company chairman Chiang Shih-hsun.
Taiwan HDI makers to see increased capacity utilization rates in 3Q14
Aug 19, 14:53
Taiwan-based HDI board suppliers including Unimicron Technology, Compeq Manufacturing, Tripod Technology, Gold Circuit Electronics and WUS Printed Circuit are expected to see their capacity utilization rates rise further in the third quarter of 2014 on strong demand from the smartphone sector, according...
Actron Technology may begin to ship regulator ICs in 2Q15
Aug 18, 21:51
Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Actron Technology has been developing regulator ICs for use in cars and will have the new products certified by potential clients by the end of 2014 and, if passing certification, will start shipments in the second quarter of 2015, according to the company at an...
ChipMOS to take a 19% share of JMC Electronics
Aug 14, 10:33
LCD driver IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies will take up a 19% stake of COF (chip on film) substrate provider JMC Electronics, a subsidiary of Chang Wah Electromaterials, for NT$199 million (US$6.63 million), according to a ChipMOS statement.
Lelon Electronics sees record profit for 3Q14
Aug 13, 16:11
Aluminum electrolytic capacitor maker Lelon Electronics expects its capacitor shipments for base station applications to gain momentum in the second half of 2014, and its earnings are likely to reach a new high in the third quarter, according to company president Wu Chih-min.
Elite Material looks to strong sales in 2H14
Aug 13, 11:18
CCL (copper-clad laminate) maker Elite Material (EMC) expects its sales momentum to continue in the second half of 2014 thanks to increasing orders from the smartphone sector.
Chin-Poon Industrial expected to hit record revenues in 3Q14
Aug 11, 15:32
Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial has seen booming orders which will fully occupy its production capacity through the end of 2014 and therefore its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014 are expected to hit a record for the third consecutive quarter, according to market analysts...
Taiflex, ThinFlex to see record revenues in 3Q14
Aug 7, 22:01
FCCL suppliers Taiflex Scientific and ThinFlex both are expected to see their revenues hit record highs in the third quarter of 2014 as strong demand from the smartphone sector will ramp up their capacity utilization rates, according to industry sources.
Unimicron net profits up significantly in 2Q14
Aug 1, 13:53
PCB maker Unimicron Technology has reported net profits of NT$272 million (US$9.05 million) for the second quarter of 2014, increasing 377% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.16, while gross margin reached 9.5%.
Yageo to cut capital by 70%
Jul 30, 15:48
Shareholders of Yageo have approved the company's plans to reduce its capital by NT$15.4 billion (US$514 million) or 70% to NT$6.6 billion. Shareholders will receive NT$7 for each share.
Kinsus net profits up over 55% sequentially in 2Q14
Jul 29, 14:41
IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.23 billion (US$41.09 million) for the second quarter of 2014, increasing 55.4% from a quarter earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.76 for the quarter.
Unitech, Dynamic ramping rigid-flexible PCBs
Jul 28, 15:03
PCB makers Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Dynamic Electronics are ramping up their production of rigid-flexible PCB boards to meet increasing demand from the smartphone and wearable device sectors, according to industry sources.
Career expects sales to peak in 4Q14
Jul 25, 10:46
Flexible PCB supplier Career Technology expects its sales to peak in the fourth quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing shipments of FPCBs to the wearable device sector.
TPCA urges Taiwan government to upgrade PCB industry
Jul 24, 21:26
The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) has presented a white paper calling for the government to lead Taiwan's PCB industry to develop next-generation products and to promote industry upgrades.
Flexible PCB suppliers to enjoy strong sales in 2H14
Jul 21, 15:10
Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014, particularly from August when related makers begin to assemble the new iPhones, according to industry sources.
Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax brace for strong sales in 2H14
Jul 18, 15:56
Cleanroom supplier Acter and process control solution provider Lumax International are expected to see their revenues grow quarter-on-quarter in the second half of 2014, based on booming wafer foundry business in Taiwan and continued expansion by LCD and LED plants in China, according to industry so...
Ichia sees profits increase sharply in 2Q14
Jul 17, 14:01
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$524 million (US$17.46 million) for the second quarter of 2014, up 98% sequentially and 180% on year. Net EPS for the first half of 2014 stood at NT$1.91.
Kinsus, Unimicron to benefit from Apple A8 processor orders
Jul 16, 15:33
IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are likely to land windfall orders for 20nm substrates from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the foundry house has begun producing A8 processors for Apple.
PCB makers TPT and Tripod see increased 2Q14 revenues
Jul 15, 15:23
Taiwan-based TV-use PCB makers Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Tripod Technology both have posted strong sales for the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by their expanding product portfolios, according to industry sources.
Zhen Ding, Career ramping FPCB production capacity
Jul 14, 16:18
Flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology both have ramped up their capacities in preparation for new orders that are likely to come along with the release of next-generation iPhones and new smartphone models by non-Apple vendors in the second half of 2014,...
Discrete component makers to enjoy sales growth in 2014
Jul 14, 09:51
Taiwan-based discrete component makers including Lite-On Semiconductor, Actron Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor, Eris Technology and Panjit International are expected to see their revenues grow significantly in 2014 on substantial shipments for PCs, tablets, handsets and other mobile devices, according...
IC substrate suppliers look to strong sales in 2H14
Jul 9, 19:51
Major Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers are set to post strong revenue growth in the second half of 2014 in line with booming sales at wafer foundry houses and IC backend service companies, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Semi to ramp up rectifier diode shipments
Jul 8, 15:41
Lite-On Semiconductor is expected to significantly ramp up its shipments of thin bridge rectifier diodes from the third quarter of 2014 as the company has landed orders from two major smartphone vendors in China, according to industry sources. The company is currently shipping 5-10 million thin bridge...
Ichia Technologies June revenues hit record
Jul 3, 16:11
Taiwan-based flexible PCB and handset keyboard maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.066 billion (US$35.5 million) for June, its highest monthly level with growth of 2.38% on month and 38.19% on year.
Mirle, Hiwin set for strong sales in 2H14
Jul 2, 13:58
LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation and machinery component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014 due to improved order visibility, according to industry sources.
Apex sees increase in revenues, but drop in profits in 2013
Jun 26, 15:24
PCB maker Apex International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.34 billion (US$211.58 million) for 2013, up 11.1% on year, but the company's net profits dropped 35.35% on year to reach NT$353 million with EPS reaching NT$3.70 due to costs from establishing new plants and appreciation of the...
Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult
Jun 19, 16:44
China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June 2013, and the company so far is showing no signs of recovery. Spreadtrum's parent company Tsinghua Unigroup's acquisition...
Thinking revenues hit 3-year high in May
Jun 12, 21:58
Protective component supplier Thinking Electronic saw its revenues hit a three-year high in May, powered by the availability of added production capacity from its new plant in Jiangxi, China, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Dynamic swings back to profitability in 1Q14
Jun 11, 22:21
Rigid-flexible PCB maker Dynamic Electronics has reported net profits of NT$34.77 billion (US$1.16 million) for the first quarter of 2014, ending a five-quarter string of losses. First-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.12.
TPT, Tripod to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2Q14
Jun 10, 22:09
PCB makers Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Tripod Technology are expected to see their revenues grow 5-10% and 5%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the previous quarter, buoyed by rising shipments of notebook, HDI and optoelectronics boards, according to industry sources.
FPCB makers raising capex budgets for 2014
Jun 4, 22:06
Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology are increasing their capex for capacity ramps in 2014, according to industry sources.