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Demand for metal plate micro-resistors rising

Jul 25, 15:09

Handset batteries require low-level resistance to better manage their power consumption while dealing with more handset features and functionality, which has therefore stimulated demand for metal plate micro-resistors, according to industry sources.

Kinsus net profits fall 82% in 1H17

Jul 25, 13:16

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 declined 82.1% from a year earlier to NT$199 million (US$6.6 million). EPS for the six-month period came to NT$0.45 compared with NT$2.51 during the same period in 2016.

Tripod Technology revenues up 3% in June

Jul 12, 14:33

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.685 billion (US$120.98 million) for June 2017, representing a 3.06% increase on month and 2.57% increase on year.

Lite-On Semi 2Q17 revenues rise, Eris hit record high

Jul 10, 11:54

Diodes and discrete component maker Lite-On Semiconductor saw its revenues increase 26.8% sequentially and 7.6% from a year earlier to about NT$2.9 billion (US$94.9 million) in the second quarter of 2017, while second-quarter revenues at fellow company Eris Technology climbed to a record high of NT$357...

Taiwan PCB firms post revenue growth in June

Jul 7, 14:24

HDI PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing, and flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect all enjoyed revenue growth in June.

Yageo posts record 2Q17 revenues

Jul 6, 21:29

Passive component firm Yageo saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$7.935 billion (US$259.3 million).

Walsin, Chilisin June revenues rise

Jul 6, 21:21

MLCC specialist Walsin Technology and inductor maker Chilisin Electronics both enjoyed revenue growth in June driven by a seasonal pick-up in demand for smartphones.

FPCB maker Ichia revenues up in June

Jul 4, 22:09

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$633 billion (US$20.9 million) for June, growing 5.05% on month and 19.94% on year.

CHPT enjoys another month of record revenues

Jul 4, 13:34

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$284 million (US$9.3 million) for June 2017, hitting a record for the fourth consecutive month.

Tong Hsing starts shipments for 3D sensing products

Jun 30, 15:56

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as other niche ICs, started shipments for 3D sensing products in small volume in June, and has seen orders for CMOS image sensors resume, according to market sources.

CMOS image sensor sales to reach another record high in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 28, 22:22

CMOS image sensor sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high in 2017, and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records through 2021, according to IC Insights.

Unitech suspends plant partially after fatal accident

Jun 27, 11:46

Unitech Prinited Circuit Board has suspended part of the operations at its plant in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan, in the wake of a fatal accident there.

IntelliEPI expects to post sequential revenue growth through 3Q17

Jun 23, 16:28

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, expects to post sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2017.

Yageo to raise MLCC prices 15-30%

Jun 23, 11:10

For the second time in 2017, Yageo and Walsin Technology will raise MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitor) prices to reflect tight supply, according to industry sources.

FPCB firm Flexium to see July revenues rise substantially

Jun 22, 22:16

Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect is expected to see its July revenues rise substantially driven by robust demand for high-end smartphones, according to industry sources.

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Thinking to expand business in car electronics market

Jun 21, 19:20

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial is looking to grow sales generated from the car electronics sector to 10% of company revenues in 2017, according to the company.

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

Jun 21, 15:58

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) is expected to stay tight through 2018, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo and Walsin Technology are encouraged to initiate another price increase in the second half of 2017 amid the continued tight supply,...

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David Lee. The maker of discrete and analog IC components expects its performance in the second quarter to substantially...

Lite-On Semi president

Kemet unveils COTS polymer electrolytic device offering with extended life test option

Jun 19, 19:30

Kemet has introduced what it calls the industry’s first COTS grade polymer electrolytic capacitor with a 1,000-hour life test option. The new option, also known as the "Biased Humidity Test," provides capacitors qualified at 85 degrees C with 85% relative humidity at rated voltage applied for...

Win Semi looks to 5G base station construction for 2018 growth

Jun 19, 16:40

With 5G base station construction set to kick off in 2018, GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its business to enter another high-growth phase, according to company chairman Dennis Chen.

PWM IC backend firm GEM Services to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017

Jun 15, 13:37

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is forecast to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017 driven by strong demand for MOSFET chips, according to market sources.

Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May

Jun 13, 17:43

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2017 increased 3.9% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$971 million (US$32.1 million). The results marked the highest monthly level since August 2010.

Chin-Poon Industrial revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 15:48

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.102 billion (US$69.75 million) for May 2017, representing a 7.82% increase on month and 8.1% increase on year.

Compeq posts revenue growth in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:36

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.52 billion (US$116.6 million) for May 2017, up 1.7% sequentially and 8.9% on year.

Inductor makers Chilisin, Mag.Layers see May revenues increase

Jun 7, 14:48

Taiwan-based Chilisin Electronics and Mag.Layers Scientific-Industrial, which manufacture inductors and power chokes, have reported on-year revenue increases for May 2017 of 7% and 12%, respectively.

Yageo posts revenue growth in May

Jun 6, 15:25

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.7 billion (US$89.8 million) for May 2017, up 6.9% on year and 3.7% sequentially.

Ichia Technologies sees increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 2, 15:15

Flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$602 million (US$19.9 million) for May, increasing 16.51% on month and 17.45% on year. May's revenues were the company's highest monthly figures in 20 months.

Taiwan semiconductor production value to grow 3.5% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 11:00

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is expected to amount to NT$2.4 trillion (US$79.74 billion) in 2017, up 3.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth projected for the global semiconductor industry, according to the Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC).

Sony gives priority to Apple, China-based vendors for CIS capacity

Jun 1, 15:24

Sony has given priority to Apple, and China-based Huawei, Oppo and Vivo for CMOS image sensor (CIS) capacity, according to industry sources.

CHPT to provide solutions for special-purpose PCBs

May 30, 15:43

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has disclosed plans to develop new solutions for the manufacture of special-purpose PCBs with total investment estimated at NT$1.05 billion (US$34.9 million).

JMC optimistic about full-screen OLED phone demand

May 30, 15:41

JMC Electronics, an affiliate of Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) specializing in the manufacture of chip-on-film (COF) substrates, has expressed optimism about demand for smartphones featuring edge-to-edge OLED displays, as well as OLED TVs.

The enterprise platform revolution of 2017: An opportunity for Taiwan vendors to take the lead

May 30, 15:37

With all the overcooked buzz about mobility, IoT and other consumer-oriented market speak, it is easy to forget the less sexy, but far more profitable and strategically important enterprise computing segment. After all, all that data on your phone or tablet does comes from, or through, some kind of...

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.

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