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  • Compal expects to ship 40 million PCs in 2017

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  • Lenovo talking with Fujitsu about buying PC business, says Nikkei

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  • Mitac Holdings to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$2.50

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  • Quanta to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$3.50

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  • PChome Online to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$5.583

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  • Clevo to hand out 2016 dividend of NT$0.70

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  • Competition in AI platform market intensifying

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  • Hua Hong seeing robust smart card chip demand

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  • Invetec net profits stay flat in 2016

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  • Twinhead International to not hand out 2016 dividend

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Robust GPP diode shipments to boost Lite-On Semi revenues

Mar 27, 14:49

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has landed GPP (glass passivated package) diode orders from China-based smartphone vendors such as Oppo and Vivo, according to industry sources. The Taiwan-based company is also looking to obtain new orders of GPP diodes from another...

PCB maker Chin-Poon reports record high earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 23, 10:50

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 25.9% on year to a record high of NT$2.489 billion (US$81.63 million) in 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.26 for the year, also the company's highest annual EPS ever.

PCB maker Zhen Ding reports decreased earnings for 2016

Newswatch - Mar 23, 10:10

PCB and FPCB supplier Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported net profits of NT$3.456 billion (US$113.35 million) for 2016, decreasing 55% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.29 for the year.

Protective component maker Thinking sees earnings hit 3-year high in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:16

Circuit protection device maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has reported net profits of NT$901 million (US$29.58 million) for 2016, the highest level in three years. EPS for the year stood at NT$7.03.

Taiwan MLCC firms set for growth in 2017

Mar 21, 20:57

Taiwan-based multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) suppliers including Yageo, Walsin Technology and Holy Stone Enterprise are expected to enjoy a ramp-up of demand for automotive electronics and IoT applications, while benefiting from TDK's exit from the general-type MLCC market segment, according to...

MOSFET chip supply to fall short of demand in 2H17

Mar 20, 15:33

The global supply of MOSFET chips is set to fall short of demand in the second half of 2017 as a result of a growing number of MOSFETs for new CPU platforms coupled with sluggish growth in foundries' high-pressure process capacity, according to industry sources.

CCL supplier Elite Material sees strong profits in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 17, 14:22

CCL (copper-clad laminate) maker Elite Material (EMC) has reported net profits of 2.77 billion (US$90.35 million) for 2016, increasing 15.95% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$8.7 for the year.

Passive component firm Holy Stone to downsize capital 30%

Mar 16, 10:24

Holy Stone Enterprise, a Taiwan-based supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), plans to reduce paid-in capital by NT$673 million (US$21.8 million), or about 30%, to NT$1.57 billion.

Win Semi reportedly obtains orders for Qualcomm GaAs devices

Newswatch - Mar 14, 12:11

Qualcomm has contracted Taiwan-based Win Semiconductors to manufacture its recently-announced GaAs power amplifier and RF solutions, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Taiwan IC distributors post mixed February results

Mar 13, 14:34

WPG Holdings saw its February revenues increase 2.5% compared to the previous month, while fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics' revenues fell 18.8% sequentially. Meanwhile, February revenues at Answer Technology (ANStek) grew 1.4% on month.

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments within total semiconductor units remains heavily weighted toward the O-S-D category, according to IC Insights.

Tripod revenues rise 13.61% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:13

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.357 billion (US$108.11 million) for February 2017, representing a 1.11% increase on month and 13.61% increase on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial sees mild increase in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:08

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.887 billion (US$60.77 million) for February 2017, representing a 0.5% increase on month and 2.89% increase on year.

Lite-On Semi sales to peak in 3Q17

Mar 10, 10:49

Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor is expected to see its revenues reach the peak for 2017 in the third quarter, thanks to robust discrete component and power management IC demand for wireless charging in smartphones and consumer electronics devices, according to industry...

FCCL maker Flexium reports on-year revenue growth for February

Newswatch - Mar 9, 14:13

FCCL supplier Flexium Interconnect has reported revenues of NT$1.325 billion (US$42.95 million) for February, down 24.5% on month but up nearly 50% on year.

Diode maker Eris February revenues surge 43%

Mar 9, 10:11

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for February 2017 surged 42.6% from a year earlier to NT$100 million (US$3.23 million).

Compeq Manufacturing revenues increase almost 40% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 16:08

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.676 billion (US$119.03 million) for February 2017, representing a 5.06% drop on month and 39.38% increase on year.

Global January semiconductor sales rise 14%, says SIA

Mar 7, 15:36

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.6 billion for the month of January 2017, an increase of 13.9% compared to the January 2016 total of US$26.9 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Yageo February revenues grow 10%

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 22:12

Passive component firm Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.17 billion (US$70 million) for February 2017, up 10.4% on year but down 17.8% sequentially.

FCCL maker Taiflex sees revenues up over 31% on year in February

Newswatch - Mar 6, 10:38

Flexible CCL (FCCL) supplier Taiflex Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$724 million (US$23.39 million) for February, down 6% on month but up 31.2% on year.

Passive component maker Mag.Layers net profits jump 153% in 2016

Mar 2, 22:04

Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics, a manufacturer of inductors and power chokes, has reported net profits for 2016 surged 153% on year to NT$395 million (US$12.8 million).

FPCB maker Ichia reports increased sales for February

Stockwatch - Mar 2, 16:09

Flexible PCB and handset component supplier Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$501 million (US$16.268 million) for February, up 23% on month and 45% on year.

FCCL maker Taiflex sees earnings hit 4-year low in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 24, 16:04

FCCL and PV back board maker Taiflex Scientific saw its net profits decline 20.6% on year to NT$580 million (US$18.86 million) in 2016, the lowest level in four years.

Kaimei Electronic fails to acquire significant stake in Ta-I

Feb 24, 15:03

Kaimei Electronic has failed to complete its bid for an up to 45% stake in rival capacitor company Ta-I Technology.

Diode maker Eris to hand out NT$3.46 in dividends for 2016

Newswatch - Feb 22, 21:36

Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Eris Technology plans to deal out dividends of NT$3.46 per share for 2016 compared to NT$0.63 distributed a year earlier.

PCB maker Tripod sees EPS hit 5-year high in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 22, 14:45

PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.573 billion (US$116.15 million) for 2016, increasing 26% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.80 for 2016, the highest level in five years.

TXC pre-tax profits fall nearly 40% in January

Stockwatch - Feb 16, 09:56

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$82 million (US$2.66 million) for January 2017, down 39.6% on year. Pre-tax EPS for the month came to NT$0.22.

LandMark Optoelectronics 4Q16 net profit hits record low

Feb 15, 23:03

LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers used to make optical communication components, released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016 at a February 14 investors conference, with net profit of NT$86 million (US$2.7 million) marking a quarterly low.

Chin-Poon, Tripod January revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 14:48

PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology have both reported on-year revenue decreases of 6.8% and 9.7%, respectively, for January 2017.

Win Semi expects to post flat 1Q17 revenues

Feb 10, 16:11

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post flat sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2017, while gross margin will be better than the prior quarter's level.

Kinsus posts 2016 EPS of NT$5.01

Feb 8, 21:47

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced net profits for 2016 fell 23.1% to NT$2.23 billion (US$71.8 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$5.01.

Compeq Manufacturing reports revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:37

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.872 billion (US$124.57 million) for January 2017, representing a 18.76% drop on month and 4.52% increase on year.

Machvision January revenues surge 64%

Feb 8, 10:48

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.66 million (US$2.3 million) for January 2017, up 63.7% from a year ago and 11.5% sequentially.

Yageo January revenues increase 15.7% on month

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 11:09

Passive component firm Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.63 billion (US$85.3 million) for January 2017, up 15.7% sequentially but down 3.4% on year.

Copper foil maker Co-Tech 1Q17 revenues expected to rise

Feb 7, 11:07

Co-Tech Copper Foil is expected to post sequential revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017, as supply of copper foil is tight, according to industry sources.

Win Semi, VPEC to post brisk 2Q17 results

Feb 7, 11:03

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors and epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to enjoy brisk sales in the second quarter of 2017 as customers roll out new products while sales generated from the optical communication sector bring in new revenues, according to market sourc...

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues down in January

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 21:29

Flexible PCB and integrated component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$407 million (US$13.16 million) for January, down 25% on quarter and 14% on year.

Machvision posts NT$4.67 EPS for 2016

Feb 2, 14:55

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported net profits of NT$199 million (US$6.4 million) on record consolidated revenues of NT$810 million for 2016. EPS for the year came to NT$4.67.

Dialog, Energous unveil RF power transmitter IC for wireless charging

Feb 2, 14:12

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting and Bluetooth low energy technology, in partnership with Energous, the developer of WattUp, a wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, has announced...

Samsung and Apple remain top global semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Feb 2, 10:43

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top-two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together consumed US$61.7 billion of semiconductors in 2016, an increase of US$0.4 billion from 2015.

FPCB maker Flexium earnings up in 4Q16, but down for all of 2016

Newswatch - Jan 25, 15:54

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnected has reported net profits of NT$1.026 billion (US$32.73 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 41.7% on quarter and 30% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$3.66.

Diode maker Eris to post 30% profit growth in 2017

Jan 25, 14:11

Taiwan-based Eris Technology's profitability in 2017 is expected to be boosted by stable orders from US-based Diodes, which is gearing up for expansion in the automotive electronics sector.

Chilisin eyeing top-3 spot in passive component segment

Jan 25, 11:00

Acquiring fellow passive component companies Ralec Electronic and Ferroxcube will help Chilisin Electronics improve its global market share, according to company president Shih-ying Chung. Chilisin is aiming to become a global top-3 passive components supplier, said Chung.

Chilisin, Ralec to merge

Stockwatch - Jan 23, 21:54

Taiwan-based passive component makers Chilisin Electronics and Ralec Electronic have announced jointly plans to merge through a share swap, according to filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Chilisin to acquire ferrite cores maker Ferroxcube

Stockwatch - Jan 23, 21:49

Passive component maker Chilisin Electronics has announced plans to acquire ferrite cores supplier Ferroxcube, 100% held by Yageo, for a total of about EUR133.2 million (US$142.76 million).

Passive component supplier Ta-I to buy back shares to fend off a tender offer

Newswatch - Jan 23, 10:17

Taiwan-based passive component supplier Ta-I Technology has announced that it plans to buy back 10 million shares from the local stock market at prices ranging from NT$15.50-29.50 during the period from January 23 to March 22.

Semiconductor M&A reach peak in 2015-2016, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 14:50

More than two dozen acquisition agreements were announced by semiconductor companies worldwide in 2016, with a combined value of US$98.5 billion compared to the record-high of US$103.3 billion in purchases struck in 2015, when over 30 deals were reached, according to IC Insights.

Lite-On Semi enters supply chain for next-generation iPhone, says report

Newswatch - Jan 19, 15:24

Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has entered the supply chain for the next-generation iPhone 8 by providing GPP bridge rectifiers for the support of fast wireless charging, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

Jan 18, 21:40

Taiwan-based Wavetek Microelectronics, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC) dedicated to providing 6-inch GaAs foundry services for fabless and IDM companies, has expressed optimism about the compound semiconductor market's growth driven by robust radio-frequency (RF) component demand.

CMOS image sensor demand promising

Jan 18, 10:51

High-resolution automative panels and handsets with dual-lens camera modules will spur demand for CMOS image sensors, particularly high-end ones, according to industry sources.

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