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Notebook PCB specialist GBM posts decreased January sales

Feb 5, 14:59

Taiwan-based Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which specializes in the manufacture of notebook-use PCBs, has reported revenues for January 2016 decreased 1% sequentially and 8% from a year earlier to NT$2.12 billion (US$63.8 million).

Iteq posts decreased January revenues

Feb 4, 21:30

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturer Iteq has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.71 billion (US$51.7 million) for January 2016, down 1.6% sequentially and 3.1% on year.

Kinsus reports increased earnings for 2015

Newswatch - Feb 3, 21:51

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.904 billion for 2015, decreasing 19% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.51 for the year.

Demand for FPCB products from iPhone devices to increase slightly in 2016

Feb 3, 12:27

Demand for flexible PCB (FPCB) products by iPhone devices are expected to increase by a small range in 2016 although shipments of total iPhones in the year are estimated to be lower than those shipped a year earlier, according to sources from FPCB suppliers.

Global semiconductor sales top US$335 Billion in 2015, says SIA

Feb 2, 14:53

The global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling US$335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2% compared to the 2014 total, which was the industry's highest-ever sales total, according to SIA.

FPCB maker Ichia sees decreased January revenues

Stockwatch - Feb 2, 12:18

Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$473 million (US$14.15 million) for January 2016, dropping 5.74% from the previous month and 41.22% from the period one year earlier.

Flexium books record profits for 2015

Jan 29, 10:59

Flexible PCB supplier Flexium Interconnect has reported record net profits of NT$2.76 billion (US$82.2 million) for 2015. EPS climbed to NT$10.83 from NT$6.40 in 2014.

PCB maker Apex reports strong earnings for 2015

Newswatch - Jan 25, 15:55

PCB maker Apex International has reported net profits of NT$145 million (US$4.32 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, down 41.8% sequentially but up 125.4% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.18 for the quarter.

VPEC to book record EPS for 2015, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 10:10

Taiwan-based Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such as smartphones and tablets, is expected to report a record EPS of NT$2.60 (US$0.08) for 2015, the Chinese-language Commercial Times...

TXC pre-tax profits decrease 5% in 2015

Stockwatch - Jan 19, 10:59

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.09 billion (US$32.4 million) for 2015, down 5.4% on year, while revenues decreased 2.7% to NT$9.27 billion.

Equipment maker Csun December sales rise to 12-month high

Jan 13, 22:20

PCB, LCD and semiconductor equipment supplier Csun Manufacturing saw its December 2015 revenues climb to a 12-month high of NT$521 million (US$15.6 million).

Unimicron 4Q15 EPS to reach 5-quarter high, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 22:45

Taiwan's Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, is expected to see its fourth-quarter EPS climb to the highest level in five quarters, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Topco Scientific reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:07

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.725 billion (US$51.59 million) for December 2015, representing a 7.92% increase on month and 1.83% increase on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:42

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.878 billion (US$56.17 million) for December 2015, representing a 0.74% increase on month and 2.96% increase on year.

Tripod Technology sees revenues decline in December

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:59

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.57 billion (US$10.72 million) for December 2015, representing a 5.4% drop on month and 1.05% drop on year.

Compeq Manufacturing sees December revenues increase on year

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:54

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.645 billion (US$109.41 million) for December 2015, representing a 28.16% drop on month and 17.04% increase on year.

VPEC December revenues soar 27%

Jan 7, 21:16

Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such as smartphones and tablets, saw its December revenues increase 27.3% sequentially to NT$255 million (US$7.7 million).

Yageo December revenues fall 15%

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 21:13

Yageo, a manufacturer of MLCCs and chip resistors, has reported consolidated revenues for December fell 14.6% sequentially to NT$1.97 billion (US$59.3 million).

TSMT December revenues rise 7%

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 21:12

Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for December increased 7.4% sequentially to NT$2.78 billion (US$84 million).

CCL maker Iteq reports increased revenues for December

Newswatch - Jan 6, 11:05

CCL (copper clad laminate) substrate maker Iteq has reported revenues of NT$1.739 billion (US$52.54 million) for December 2015, up 8.6% on month and 0.2% on year.

Ichia reports decreased December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 5, 10:52

Handset-use flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$502 million (US$15.3 million) for December 2015, decreasing 10.84% on month and 33.62% on year.

Fulltech to set up fiber glass fabric plant in China

Newswatch - Dec 31, 10:30

PCB upstream material maker Fulltech Fiber Glass plans to invest US$16 million to set up a plant in China to produce fiber glass yarn and fiber glass fabric products, according to a Chinese-language EconomicDaily News (EDN) report.

Polytronics to form overvoltage protector joint venture in China

Newswatch - Dec 31, 10:29

Passive component maker Polytronics Technology (PTTC) will form a joint venture with Shanghai Senchip Microelectronics to manufacture overvoltage protection devices in China.

China-based Fenghua to buy shares in passive component maker Viking Tech

Dec 30, 11:08

Taiwan's Investment Commission has approved an application by China-based Fenghua Advanced Technology Holding to remit NT$1.399 billion (US$42.61 million) to purchase up to 35-40% of the outstanding shares of local passive component maker Viking Tech.

Flexium announces share buyback

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 10:57

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has announced plans to repurchase as many as 20 million shares, or 7.2% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$60 (US$1.83) and NT$130 per share from December 25 to February 24, 2016.

Unimicron approves NT$5.01 billion for 2016 capex

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 10:56

The board of directors of Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, has approved plans to budget NT$5.01 billion (US$152.9 million) in capital expenditures (capex) for 2016.

PCB maker Wus announces stock buyback

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 14:48

PCB maker Wus Printed Circuit has announced plans to repurchase as many as 30 million shares, or 9.73% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$18.83 (US$0.57) and NT$39.23 per share through February 22, 2016. The move is aimed at maintaining the company's credit and shareholder equity, Wus...

Fire breaks out at Tripod PCB factory

Dec 22, 16:23

A fire broke out at Tripod Technology's factory in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, in the late hours of December 21. It took firefighters using 25 fire trucks approximately five hours to put out the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Tai-Saw to buy preferred shares, bonds issued by Sawnics

Stockwatch - Dec 18, 10:25

Quartz component maker Tai-Saw Technology plans to buy preferred shares and convertible bonds of Korea-based Sawnics from AD-Investment and OPUS Private Equity, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

TXC sees pre-tax profits down in January-November

Stockwatch - Dec 18, 10:21

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$977.5 million (US$30 million) for the first 11 months of 2015, down 3.5% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.16 before taxes for the 11-month period.

Taiwan flexible PCB firms report decreased November revenues

Dec 11, 10:54

Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers Career Technology, Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology Holding have reported sequential decreases of 2.6%, 22.2% and 12.8%, respectively, in November 2015 revenues.

Taiwan PCB firms post mixed November results

Dec 11, 10:29

Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers have posted mixed revenue results for November 2015.

Chin-Poon reports on-year increase in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 15:31

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.864 billion (US$56.87 million) for November 2015, representing a 2.16% drop on month and 8.95% increase on year.

Taiwan FTC fines 10 capacitor firms for price fixing

Dec 10, 14:44

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a verdict to slap fines totaling NT$5.79 billion (US$176.64 million) on 10 aluminum and tantalum capacitor makers, including seven Japan-based companies and their subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Taiwan, for price fixing during the period from 2005 to...

SEMI cuts forecast for 2015, 2016 fab equipment spending

Dec 9, 20:21

SEMI has lowered its forecast for the global 2015 semiconductor fab equipment spending growth to 0.5% from the 5% estimated previously. The industry association also revised downward its growth projection for 2016 fab equipment spending to 2.6% from 6.6%.

Tripod sees on-year rise in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:41

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.773 billion (US$114.88 million) for November 2015, representing a 2.48% drop on month and 3.79% increase on year.

Passive component maker Chilisin reports 20% increase in October revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 21:48

Chilisin Electronics, which manufactures inductors and power chokes, has announced consolidated revenues for October 2015 increased 20.3% from a year ago to NT$402 million (US$12.2 million).

Component supplier Yageo reports increased sales for November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:32

Passive component supplier Yageo has reported revenues of NT$2.306 billion (US$70.04 million) for November, up 2.1% on month and 7.1% on year.

TSMT November revenues slip 7% on year

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 10:56

Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for November 2015 decreased 7.3% from a year earlier to NT$2.59 billion (US$78.8 million).

Compeq November revenues hit record for 5th straight month

Stockwatch - Dec 7, 23:55

PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.07 billion (US$154.4 million) for November 2015, hitting a monthly record for the fifth consecutive month. The figure also represented increases of 1.1% on month and 47.3% on year.

New FC BGA substrate plant to boost Unimicron 2016 revenues, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 15:29

Revenues generated at Unimicron Technology's new flip-chip ball-grid array (FC BGA) substrate plant will reach NT$500 million (US$15.3 million) per month in 2016, up from about NT$350 million in December, making a positive contribution to the Taiwan-based maker's performance for the year, according...

TSMC expands production based on GaN Systems technololgy

Dec 3, 11:17

GaN Systems, a maker of gallium nitride power transistors, has announced that its foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has expanded production of products based on GaN System's proprietary Island technology by 10 times in response to surging global demand from consumer and enterprise...

Ichia reports decreased November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:38

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$563 million (US$17.2 million) for November 2015, representing a decrease of 6% on month and 32% on year.

PCB firm Unitech looks to automotive, IoT applications for 2016 growth

Nov 30, 12:05

PCB maker Unitech Printed Circuit Board expects demand for any-layer designs for use in automotive electronics, wearables and other IoT-connected devices to increase and drive the company's revenue growth in 2016.

Unitech president Hsu Cheng-hung

TEEMA urges Taiwan government to take action on China hostile headhunting

Nov 26, 14:22

The Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) has urged the Taiwan government to take measures on China enterprises' hostile headhunting as their actions have caused Taiwan companies to lose many intangible assets.

Taiwan PCB production value increases 7.1% sequentially in 3Q15

Nov 26, 11:26

The production value of PCB products manufactured by Taiwan-based makers in Taiwan and China totaled NT$147.5 billion (US$4.544 billion) in the third quarter of 2015, up 7.1% on quarter but down 0.3% on year, according to the government-backed Industrial Economics and Knowledge (IEK) center.

Uniflex Technology to be listed on TSE

Nov 25, 10:56

Flexible PCB maker Uniflex Technology will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 15, according to the company.

Unimicron to spin off rigid-flex PCB unit

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 10:41

PCB and IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology has announced plans to spin off its rigid-flex PCB businesses into a wholly-owned separate company. The new entity will become effective on December 1, 2015.

Win Semi expects 4Q15 revenues to grow by high single digit

Nov 18, 11:18

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors expects a high single-digit growth in its fourth-quarter revenues sequentially, with gross margin to be maintained at the prior quarter's level.

PCB supplier Chin-Poon posts quarterly earnings record for 3Q15

Newswatch - Nov 16, 10:26

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 220% sequentially to a record high of NT$679 million (US$20.68 million) in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.71 for the quarter.

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