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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...

PCB maker Apex sees new plant break even

Jan 13, 15:39

Apex International's new PCB plant in Thailand has seen its operations break even at the end of 2014, according to industry sources. The new facility will start generating profits for Apex in 2015.

Yageo reports decreased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 23:05

Yageo, a supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and chip resistors, has reported consolidated revenues for December 2014 fell 9.6% sequentially to NT$1.95 billion (US$61.1 million).

WPG 4Q14 sales beat guidance

Stockwatch - Jan 12, 22:59

WPG, the largest distributor of semiconductor components in Asia, has reported NT$117.17 billion (US$3.68 billion) in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014. The result came above its high-end guidance of NT$112.5 billion.

Tripod reports revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:04

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.608 billion (US$112.75 million) for December 2014, representing a 0.77% drop on month and 6.3% increase on year.

Soldering materials supplier Shenmao to produce tin ingots in-house

Jan 7, 11:04

Taiwan-based soldering material supplier Shenmao Technology will invest NT$800 million to establish a factory for producing tin ingots, according to the company. Construction of the factory will kick off before the second quarter of 2015.

Ichia reports record revenues for 2014

Jan 6, 15:41

Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has announced revenues of NT$756 million (US$23.62 million) for December 2014, down 9% sequentially and 11% on year. For all of 2014, revenues gained 17% on year to a record high of 11.23 billion.

IC substrate makers gearing up for expansion

Jan 6, 11:45

Taiwan-based IC substrate makers Unimicron Technology, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Nanya PCB will continue to ramp up their production capacities for flip-chip chip scale package (FC CSP) substrates in 2015, according to industry observers.

PCB maker Apex to ramp up capacity

Dec 31, 15:04

The second-phase production lines of Apex International's new plant in Thailand are scheduled to come online in the first quarter of 2015, which will contribute to the PCB maker's revenue growth in the first half of the year, according to industry sources.

Server PCB specialist Allied Circuit positive about 2015

Dec 30, 22:05

Allied Circuit, a Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer specializing in multi-layer boards for servers, expects its 2015 sales to outperform this year's levels.

Tripod says PCB plant fire no impact on capacity

Dec 30, 14:28

A fire broke out at Tripod Technology's factory in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, in the early hours of December 29. The fire was extinguished quickly with no major damage reported, according to the PCB manufacturer.

Testing equipment supplier Zen Voce to list on Taiwan OTC securities market

Dec 26, 12:14

Zen Voce Corporation (ZVC), a Taiwan-based IC testing equipment supplier, will debut on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$22 (US$0.69) per share on January 20, 2015, according to the company.

ZVC chairman Carl Lee and his management team

Unimicron approves NT$10.67 billion for 2015 capex

Dec 25, 15:34

The board of directors of Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, has approved plans to budget NT$10.67 billion (US$335.5 million) in capex for 2015.

Drill bit maker Topoint eyes growing sales of metal cutting tools in 2015

Dec 25, 14:47

Drill bit maker Topoint Technology expects sales of its new metal cutting tool products to double in 2015, while sales of its core business products, including drill bits and OEM drilling business will grow moderately in the coming year, according to company chairman David Lin.

Tripod profits to rise 5-10% in 2015, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 24, 22:56

PCB manufacturer Tripod Technology is expected to enjoy profit growth of 5-10% in 2015, thanks to a diversified product portfolio, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted market watchers as saying in a recent report.

Server board suppliers to enjoy brisk sales in 1Q15

Dec 24, 22:53

Network and server multilayer board suppliers, including BoardTek Electronics, Allied Circuit and Gold Circuit Electronics, are expected to see their sales remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015, buoyed by the growing number of large-scale cloud computing centers, according to industry sources.

Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

Dec 23, 11:02

Worldwide semiconductor market revenues are on track to achieve a 9.4% expansion in 2014, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010, according to IHS.

Panasonic said to shut down last PCB factory

Dec 22, 21:47

Panasonic reportedly will sell its last PCB factory in the Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, in spring 2015 and completely withdraw from the business.

Unitech expands HDI-board capacity

Dec 18, 21:55

Unitech Printed Circuit Board has expanded production capacity for HDI boards by about 10% since 2014, according to the company, adding that the utilization rate of its HDI board production lines has stayed high buoyed by growing demand for smartphones.

Wahlee signs NT$3 billion syndicated loans for business expansion

Dec 17, 15:34

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has signed a NT$3 billion (US$95.9 million) 5-year syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium, with the new funds to repay part of short-term loans and to finance its expansion projects.

Allied Circuit, BoardTek and GCE enjoy brisk sales in 4Q14

Dec 12, 14:37

PCB makers specializing in multi-layer boards for Wi-Fi base stations and server applications are expected to report strong sales for the fourth quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

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