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  • Career to ship more FPCB products to Apple in 2018
    FPCB maker Career Technology is expected to see strong sales in 2018 thanks to increasing orders from Apple for new iPhone and Apple Watch devices, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan's dedicated semiconductor materials analysis and IC debugging services providers, Integrated Service Technology (iST) and Materials Analysis Technology (MA-tek), have reported sharp increases in orders for materials analysis (MA), failure analysis (FA) and reliability assurance (RA) services...
  • Taiwan-based passive components supplier Yageo has decided to resume taking orders for chip resistors from China customers at 15-20% higher quotes amid serious shortages in the market and rising prices, according to industry sources.
  • After gaining a solid ground in the solar diode market, Taiwan power discrete component supplier HY Electronic (HYE) is stepping up efforts to tap the market for automotive diodes needed by electric cars and power charging stations in 2018, seeking to score an even better revenue performance than 2017,...
  • Taiwan lead frame maker SDI plans to expand its production capacity by 15% in the first half of 2018 to meet increasing application of lead frame-based QNF (quad flat no-lead) packaging of automotive chips, power semiconductor, and power management modules, with the firm's visibility of orders remaining...
  • Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.349 billion (US$113.26 million) for December 2017, representing a 2.53% increase on month and 47.1% increase on year.
  • Power inductor maker Chilisin Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.05 billion (US$35.74 million) for December 2017, down 6.14% on month but up 130.96% on year.
  • PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.71 billion (US$192.43 million) for December 2017, representing a 1.28% drop on month, but a 19.7% increase on year.
  • Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturer Iteq has announced to invest an additional US$62.37 million to set up a new CCL plant in Jiangxi, China seeking to expand its market share and meeting increasing demand from clients.
  • Taiwan-based thermal heat spreader maker Jentech Precision Industrial will soon kick off construction of a new plant in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan for the production of water-cooling plates for IGBT (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) modules needed in electric vehicles, according to the firm's general...
  • Chilisin Electronics president Chung Shih-ying
    Power inductor maker Chilisin Electronics has announced it will acquire a 100% stake in fellow maker Mag.Layer Scientific Technics through a stock swap in which 0.73 Chilisin share will be exchanged for one Mag.Layer unit. Chilisin will issue 68.231 million new shares for the deal, with the stock swap...
  • Increasingly tight supply of passive components is expected to be seen throughout January, as many customers have asked suppliers to make advance shipments in the month lest the Lunar New Year holidays, which fall in mid-February in 2018, and the ensuing labor shortages should undermine capacity utilization,...
  • Passive component supplier Yageo has decided to not accept new orders for thick film chip resistors from channel operators effective immediately due to tight capacity, according to company sources.
  • The city government of Kunshan, China has reportedly ordered factories, domestic and foreign-invested companies alike, operating along Wusong River to suspend their operations for three weeks as it tightens control over water pollution, according to a media reports from Taiwan.
  • With the solar power and automotive electronics sectors expected to sustain stable growth momentum for a while, discrete power component supplier HY Electronic (HYE) will step up exploring the automotive aftermarket while maintaining its stable share of the solar diode market in the first quarter of...
  • Though lower-tier commodity MLCCs have become a seller's market due to lingering supply shortfall, Taiwan makers must step up the development of niche-type MLCCs if they want to tap into the supply chains of high-end smartphones and automotive electronics, according to industry sources.
  • MLCC supply has fallen short of demand since June 2017, and the shortfall is expected to last into the second half of 2018. But Taiwan MLCC suppliers such as Yageo and Walsin Technology are conservative about expanding their supply capacities and will continue hiking prices to check demand, or carry...
  • Taiwan-based semiconductor packaging material and equipment distributor Niching Industrial is optimistic about its 2018 performance due to rising demand for memory IC substrates, substrates for cryptocurrency ASIC and QFN package lead frames, according to company general manager Chang Hung-chi.
  • Taiwan-based optical communication products maker EZconn expects a significant revenue growth in 2018, as it will start mass shipments of 10G PON (passive optical networks) devices in the first quarter and ship its 100G PON modules for use in datacenters in the second half of the year, while continuing...
  • Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better records for 2018, mainly bolstered by increasing demand for silicon wafers, photoresists, and other advanced materials...
  • China has taken a big stride forward in the localization of semiconductor equipment needed to support domestic chip production, as some major equipment makers have achieved technological breakthroughs and successfully developed key equipment such as vertical oxidation furnaces and chemical-mechanical...
  • Chang Wah chairman Huang Chia-neng
    Leadframe maker Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$768 million (US$25.58 million) for November, up 6% on month and 1,846.9% on year.
  • Jih Lin chairman Tsai Shang-yuan
    Lead frame maker Jih Lin Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through January 2018, and plans to hike quotes by 15-20% for all product lines in two months due to tight supply and rising copper cost.
  • Rectifier diode maker Eris Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$117 million (US$3.9 million) for November, down 10% sequentially but up 21.87% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$1.27 billion, up 28.79% on year.
  • Passive component maker Yageo saw its consolidated revenues continue hitting record levels for the fifth consecutive month to reach NT$3.27 billion (US$108.2 million) in November, which represented an increase of 7.7% on month and 38.7% on year.

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