PCB firm Apex 2Q13 sales to rise over 10%
May 17, 14:13
Apex International, a Thailand-based PCB maker listed on the Taiwan stock market, is expected to report sales growth of more than 10% sequentially for the second quarter of 2013 on a ramp-up of shipments for 6-layer PCBs for STB applications, according to industry sources.
Global Unichip, Macroblock, ALi perform lower than expected in 1Q13
May 15, 22:12
IC design houses Global Unichip, Macroblock and ALi saw performances below market expectations in the first quarter of 2013. Global Unichip and Macroblock each posted EPS below NT$1 (US$0.033) in the quarter, while ALi incurred a loss of NT$48.22 million.
Actron, Lite-On Semi posted mixed results for 1Q13
May 14, 20:11
Diode suppliers Actron Technology and Lite-On Semiconductor have reported mixed results for the first quarter of 2013, but the two companies are set to post sequential revenue gains in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Tripod reports flat performance for 1Q13
May 9, 15:58
PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported revenues of NT$3.43 billion (US$116.27 million) for April, up 1.4% sequentially and 0.03% on year. For the first four months of 2013, revenues amounted to NT$13.43 billion, increasing 5.04% from a year earlier.
PCB maker Apex April revenues hit record high
May 8, 15:31
Apex International, a Thailand-based PCB maker listed on the Taiwan stock market, saw its revenues gain 12.4% on month and 43.6% on year to hit a record high of NT$577 billion (US$19.52 million) in April, buoyed by increasing PCB orders for TV control boards from clients in Korea.
Drill bit maker Topoint April sales up
May 8, 14:47
Topoint Technology, which manufactures drill bits for the production of IC substrates and PCBs, has announced that consolidated revenues for April 2013 increased 10.9% sequentially and 15.6% from a year ago to NT$221 million (US$7.5 million).
IC substrate suppliers to see mixed performance in 2Q13
May 7, 21:54
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, while fellow companies Unimicron Technology and Nanya Printed Circuit Board (NPCB) are likely to register flat performance during the same period, according to industry...
IC distributor WT Micro looks to moderate revenue growth in 2Q13
May 7, 13:49
Taiwan-based IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects it revenues to grow 0.9-6.4% to NT$20.2-21.3 billion (US$683.40-720.26 million) in the second quarter of 2013, buoyed by strong demand for memory devices as well as from the white-box smartphone and tablet sectors in China, according to company...
Tong Hsing sees weaker LED ceramic substrate shipments in 2Q13
May 6, 10:36
Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has said that shipments of its LED ceramic substrates in the second quarter of 2013 will be affected by revisions to product roadmaps at clients who have been forced to change their product developments due to the launch of low-cost LED bulbs by Cree, according to company...
PCB maker Unimicron remains cautious about 2Q13 prospects
May 2, 22:31
PCB manufacturer Unimicron Technology still remains cautious about its business outlook for the second quarter of 2013 after its revenues dropped 14% on quarter and 11% on year to NT$14.62 billion (US$495.59 million) in the first quarter.
VPEC 1Q13 profits jump 94%
Apr 30, 15:28
Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a Taiwan-based supplier of GaAs epi-wafers for fabricating power amplifiers (PA), saw its first-quarter profits soar 94.1% sequentially with revenues up 24.2%.
Supply of any-layer PCBs to fall short in 2H13
Apr 29, 22:14
Global supply of any-layer HDI PCBs will likely struggle to keep up with demand in the second half of 2013, when the market for mobile devices enters its peak season, according to sources at Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers.
Taiflex looking at more than 20% on-quarter growth in FCCL shipments in 2Q13
Apr 29, 21:08
FCCL (flexible copper-clad laminate) and PV backsheet maker Taiflex Scientific is expected to see its shipments of FCCL products increase over 20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, while sales of its PV backsheets stay flat or slip slightly during the same period, according to industry sou...
CCL makers 2Q13 sales to rise
Apr 26, 16:03
Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturers Elite Materials (EMC) and Iteq both expect to post sequential revenue growth in the second quarter buoyed by strong mobile device demand, according to industry sources.
FPCB maker Ichia sees demand growing in April-May
Apr 24, 21:55
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies expects demand for its FPCB products, particularly from the touch panel sector, in the April-May period of 2013 to post significant growth as compared to a year earlier, according to company president YH Sun.
PCB makers likely to ask for CCL price cuts on copper price falls
Apr 24, 15:47
Taiwan-based rigid and flexible PCB makers have reduced CCL (copper-clad laminate) procurement temporarily due to expected price drops arising from continual decreases in international copper pricing, and may ask Taiwan-based CCL or FCCL makers to lower quotes, according to industry sources.
Nanya PCB looks to flat performance in 2Q13
Apr 18, 14:35
Nanya PCB expects its sales to stay flat in the second quarter of 2013 after revenues dropped 10.1% sequentially and 13.1% on year to NT$6.54 billion (US$219.04 million) in the first quarter, according to industry sources.
Testing service company Sporton to generate more revenues from handset sector
Apr 16, 22:02
Sporton International, an inductor maker and testing services provider, will see its revenues generated from testing services offered to the handset sector increase substantially in the second quarter of 2013 as most handset clients are prepared to launch new models in the quarter, according to industry...
Ichia to grow flexible PCB revenues in 2013
Apr 15, 23:46
Taiwan-based Ichia Technology expects to grow revenues generated from its flexible PCB (FPCB) business in 2013, on an improvement of its production yield rates.
TPT to ramp up notebook board shipments in 2013
Apr 15, 14:26
PCB maker Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) has been delivering notebook-use PCBs rolled out from its new plant in Suining, Sichuan province, China to clients for verification as the company aims to ramp up its share in the notebook board market in 2013, according to the company.
Tripod, Apex March sales up
Apr 11, 21:46
PCB manufacturers Tripod Technology and Apex Circuit International have reported sequential increases in March revenues of about 14% and 8%, respectively.
PCB equipment makers Ampoc, Csun see order visibility extend to 3Q13
Apr 10, 22:09
PCB manufacturing equipment makers Ampoc Far East and Csun Manufacturing both are expected to see their revenues grow substantially in the second quarter as the two companies have seen their order visibility extend to the third quarter, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Semi March sales up 28%
Apr 10, 14:41
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has announced that March consolidated revenues increased 28.2% sequentially to NT$766 million (US$25.5 million).
CCL maker Elite Materials posts brisk sales in March
Apr 9, 22:07
CCL (copper-clad laminate) maker Elite Materials (EMC) saw its revenues grow 22.5% on month and 14% on year to NT$1.51 billion (US$49.35 million) in March, buoyed by strong demand from the smartphone sector.
Machvision revenues hit record high in March
Apr 9, 14:27
PCB and IC substrate inspection equipment maker Machvision saw its revenues rally 32.1% on month and 55.6% on year to a record high of NT$61.16 million (US$2.04 million) in March. First-quarter revenues amounted to NT$150 million, up 60% from a year earlier.
Copper foil maker Co-Tech March revenues hit 9-month low
Apr 8, 15:49
Taiwan-based Co-Tech Copper Foil saw its March revenues slip 12.3% on month and 33.7% on year to a 9-month low at NT$321 million (US$10.72 million). For the first quarter of 2013, revenues amounted to NT$1.08 billion, decreasing 14.7% from a year earlier.
Apple FPCB suppliers to see flat performance in March-April
Apr 3, 12:46
Flexible PCB makers Career Technology, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, which supply FPCBs to Apple for iPhones, are expected to post flat performance in March-April as they wait for Apple to launch new models for 2013, according to industry sources.
IC material distributor Topco reports EPS NT$5.40 for 2012
Apr 2, 16:14
Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has reported net profits of NT$804 million (US$28.86 million) for 2012, decreasing 15.5% from the previous year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$5.40 for the year.
Chang Wah to expand LED lead frame capacity
Mar 29, 13:50
Chang Wah Electromaterials plans to expand capacity for LED lead frames with an investment of NT$1 billion (US$33.5 million) during 2013-2014, according to company chairman and CEO Canon Huang.
FPCB maker Career reports highest earnings for 4Q12
Newswatch - Mar 28, 14:02
Flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Career Technology has reported net profits of NT$411 million (US$13.82 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012 and total earnings of NT$977 million for the year. Fourth-quarter earnings were the company's highest quarterly figures.
Nanya PCB posts heavy losses for 2012
Newswatch - Mar 27, 15:36
PCB and IC substrate supplier Nanya PCB (NPC) has reported net losses of NT$2.06 billion (US$69.08 million) for 2012, reversing from a net profit of NT$3.17 billion recorded in the previous year.
King Core revenues to up 20% on year in 1Q13
Mar 26, 14:53
Taiwan-based inductor maker King Core Electronics is expected to see its revenues rise over 20% on year in the first quarter of 2013, buoyed by the launch of new products and increasing shipments to Japan, according to industry sources.
TXC breaks into supply chain for Samsung tablets
Mar 21, 21:21
TXC has entered the supply chain for Samsung Electronics' new tablet series with its quartz crystals, according to market sources. The Taiwan-based firm is already a supplier of quartz crystals for the Galaxy-series smartphones, said the sources.
Holy Stone posts EPS of over NT$2 for 2012
Mar 21, 16:13
MLCC provider Holy Stone saw its net profits dip 13.97% to NT$655 million (US$22.01 million) in 2012, which translated into an EPS of NT$2.05 for the year. In the fourth quarter of 2012, it posted revenues of NT$3.61 billion, net profits of NT$134 million and an EPS of NT$0.42.
Yageo sees net profits down over 30% in 2012
Mar 21, 15:56
Passive component maker Yageo has report net profits of NT$1.06 billion (US$35.62 million) for 2012, down 36.5% from a year earlier. EPS for the year stood at NT$0.48. For the fourth quarter of 2012 alone, net profits sank 88.6% sequentially to NT$49 million, which translated into an EPS of NT$0.02...