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Automotive industry now the third largest end market for power semiconductors, IHS says

Sep 4, 12:27

In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors. In fact, the automotive market overtook data processing to become the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications, according to IHS.

Win Semi August revenues rise 7%

Sep 3, 10:17

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has announced consolidated revenues of NT$973 million (US$30 million) for August 2015, up 7.3% on month but down 6.1% on year.

Taiwan PCB production to edge up marginally in 2015

Newswatch - Sep 2, 11:09

The production value of Taiwan's PCB industry will edge up 1.46% on year to NT$571.3 billion (US$17.59 billion) in 2015, affected by a slowdown in demand for PCs, smartphones and notebooks in the end-market, according to data compiled by Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA).

Digitimes Research: China eyeing acquistions to advance IC processes

Sep 1, 10:52

More advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes and more production capacity for special processes are likely to emerge in China during the country's 13th five-year economic plan period which ranges from 2015-2020 thanks to equity investment from the National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment...

SEMICON Taiwan 2015 to kick off with more than 700 exhibitors

Aug 28, 10:38

The 20th annual SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow will kick off on September 2 and run through September 4 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall. The show will host more than 700 exhibiting companies with more than 1,400 booths.

Chin-Poon, Tripod look to auto PCBs for profit growth in 2015

Aug 18, 15:45

PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology are expected to sustain their profit growth in 2015 by benefiting from stable growth in demand for automotive electronics, according to industry observers.

PCB maker Zhen Ding sees earnings up in 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 17, 10:23

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported net profits of NT$1.533 billion (US$47.61 million) for the second quarter of 2015, up 11.49% sequentially and 58.81% on year. EPS for the second quarter reached NT$1.91.

PCB supplier Gold Circuit reports losses for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 17, 10:21

PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics has reported net losses of NT$87.64 million or NT$0.16 per share for the second quarter of 2015.

CMOS image sensors see higher growth from greater diversity of uses, says IC Insights

Aug 14, 11:00

After leveling off in the second half of the decade 2000-2009, CMOS image sensors are in the midst of a strong new wave of growth which is being driven by a broad range of applications and promises to lift worldwide sales to record-high levels each year through 2019, according to IC Insights.

Yageo nets NT$2.47 per share for 1H15

Stockwatch - Aug 13, 21:17

Passive component maker Yageo has reported net profits of NT$1.66 billion (US$51.8 million), or NT$2.47 per share, for the first half of 2015, while consolidated revenues came to NT$13.86 billion.

WPG reports record July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 12, 11:05

WPG, Asia's largest distributor of semiconductor components, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.87 billion (US$1.35 billion) for July 2015, up 1.9% on month and hitting a record high.

Yageo July revenues rise 2% on-month

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 21:49

Yageo, a supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and chip resistors, has announced consolidated sales for July 2015 increased 1.9% on month but decreased 2.6% on year to NT$2.28 billion (US$70.8 million).

PCB maker Tripod reports revenue gains for July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 15:35

PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported revenues of NT$3.829 billion (US$120.91 million) for July, up 10% sequentially and 4.4% on year. The sales were the company's second highest monthly figures so far in the year.

Topco revenues down on year in July, Scientech up

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:44

Semiconductor equipment and materials distributors Scientech and Topco Scientific have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues at 18% and 0.7%, respectively.

Diode maker Eris reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:43

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2015 declined 11.15% from a year earlier to NT$80.57 million (US$2.55 million).

Compeq reports record revenues for July

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 10:05

HDI PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.73 billion for July 2015, representing growth of 15.7% on month and 34.1% on year.

Smartphone, tablet component suppliers unable to clear inventories until 4Q15

Aug 6, 15:17

The current high levels of inventory held by upstream component and part suppliers for smartphones and tablets are unlikely to ease until the fourth quarter of 2015 due to sluggish demand in the end market, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.

FPCB maker Ichia reports decreased revenues for July

Stockwatch - Aug 4, 11:49

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$634 million (US$20 million) for July 2015, representing a 2.31% drop on month and 38.04% decline on year.

Win Semi expects 3Q15 sales to drop

Aug 3, 14:42

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has expressed caution about its performance in the third quarter, as some device industries are undertaking inventory correction at a slower pace and part of its clients are engaged in transition from old to new products.

Inductor maker Chilisin June revenues fall below NT$400 million

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 21:15

Power inductor supplier Chilisin Electronics, which had managed to generate monthly revenues of more than NT$400 million (US$12.9 million) between March and May, saw its June revenues fall below that level.

Yageo reports slight decrease in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 21:13

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.24 billion (US$72.2 million) for June 2015, down 3.1% on month and about 2% on year.

AWSC, VPEC June revenues rise

Jul 13, 21:12

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its June revenues soar, while GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) enjoyed record high revenues during the month.

Chin-Poon posts gains in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:32

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.998 billion (US$64.45 million) for June 2015, representing a 15.16% increase on month and 14.54% increase on year.

Ichia swings back to profitability in 2Q15

Newswatch - Jul 13, 10:26

Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$88 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2015, reversing from a pre-tax loss of NT$86 million posted in the previous quarter.

Lite-On Semi 2Q15 sales up 11%

Jul 10, 15:41

Discrete IC specialist Lite-On Semiconductor saw its second-quarter revenues increase 11% sequentially to NT$2.42 billion (US$78 million).

PCB maker Zhen Ding sees revenues up in June

Newswatch - Jul 10, 15:40

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.48 billion (US$112.23 million) for June, up 5% sequentially and 3% on year.

Tripod reports increases in June revenues

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:42

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.482 billion (US$112.26 million) for June 2015, representing a 5% increase on month and 2.88% increase on year.

Kinsus posts slow revenue growth in 2Q15

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:31

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported slower-than-expected revenue growth for the second quarter of 2015, due mainly to decelerating smartphone demand in China. However, the company is expected to see its revenues rebound and increase up to 10% sequentially in the third quarter,...

Compeq to enjoy profit growth in 3Q15

Jul 9, 10:11

High-density interconnect (HDI) PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing will see its gross margin and profits rise substantially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to shipments for Apple's upcoming iPhone, according to market watchers.

FCCL maker AEM reports decreased June revenues

Jul 9, 10:08

Flexible copper clad-laminate (FCCL) maker Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) has reported revenues of NT$119 million (US$3.8 million) for June 2015, up 4.15% on month but down 26.15% on year.

Compeq Manufacturing revenues increase in June

Stockwatch - Jul 8, 15:43

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.223 billion (US$103.84 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.83% increase on month and 28.65% increase on year.

Protective component maker Thinking June, 2Q15 revenues hit new highs

Jul 8, 15:00

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial saw its revenues climb to a record high of NT$444 million (US$14.3 million) in June 2015. Revenues for the second quarter were also the company's highest quarterly figures.

Thinking expanding its protective component portfolio

Diode maker Eris 1H15 revenues flat

Jul 7, 14:52

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, amounted to NT$567 million (US$18.3 million) in the first half of 2015 - almost flat from a year ago.

Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%

Jul 6, 21:54

Consolidated revenues at pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors came to NT$3.1 billion (US$100.2 million) in the second quarter of 2015, representing growth of 10.4% on quarter and 25.9% on year.

Taiwan IC distributors optimistic about demand for handsets, TVs

Jul 3, 15:07

Chip demand for handsets will enjoy a seasonal pick-up in the second half of 2015, while shorter TV replacement cycles and the trend towards higher resolutions will drive the number of LCD driver ICs used, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC distributors.

Ichia Technologies sees June revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Jul 2, 16:15

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$649 million (US$20.98 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.36% increase on month and 39.1% drop on year.

LandMark Optoelectronics to list on OTC

Jul 2, 11:45

GaAs- and InP-based LD (laser diode) and PD (photo diode) epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics will shift its listing from Taiwan's Emerging Stock Market to the over-the-counter (OTC) board on July 22 at a tentative price of NT$230 (US$7.40) per share, according to the company.

Flexium earnings set to soar in 2015

Jul 1, 15:46

Flexible PCB supplier Flexium Interconnect is set to report significant profit growth for 2015, thanks mainly to orders for Apple's iPhone 6 models, according to market sources.

Power transistors stabilizing and setting record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jun 26, 11:57

Power transistor sales are forecast to grow 6% in 2015 and set a new record high of US$14.0 billion following a strong recovery in 2014, which drove up dollar volumes by 14% after two consecutive years of decline, according to IC Insights.

PCB firm Tripod to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.75

Jun 26, 11:16

Tripod Technology announced at its shareholders meeting on June 25 that it will deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$2.75 (US$0.09) for its 2014 operations.

WPG to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.50

Jun 26, 11:12

WPG Holdings' shareholders have approved the distribution of a cash dividend of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) for 2014, according to the IC distributor.

ANStek looks to revenue and profit growth in 2015

Jun 25, 15:39

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) is looking to post revenue and profit growth in 2015, thanks to a broader product portfolio including a complete offering for the era of Industry 4.0, according to company president Mark Lee.

ANStek president Mark Lee

Apple to increase flexible PCB purchases, say sources

Jun 25, 14:29

The forthcoming iPhone 6S series will feature Force Touch technology, which will demand more flexible PCBs (FPCB). As a result, Apple is set to increase orders to its FPCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, according to industry sources.

PCB maker Chin-Poon to see sales peak in 3Q15

Newswatch - Jun 24, 22:21

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial expects its sales to peak in the third quarter of 2015 before taking a slight downward correction in the fourth quarter, according to company chairman Vincent Huang.

Chin-Poon chairman Vincent Huang

GlobalWafers expects global IC market to be stable in 2H15

Jun 23, 21:17

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects the global IC market to be stable in the second half of 2015 mainly due to stable demand for ICs used in smart wearable devices and smartphones as well as automotive ICs and power ICs, according to the company.

IC substrate, PCB makers seeing shipments pick up

Jun 23, 21:15

Taiwan's major IC substrate and PCB manufacturers have all ramped up their shipments for new mobile devices set to roll out in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Unimicron expects recovery starting 2Q15

Jun 18, 10:37

Taiwan's Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, expects business to pick up in the second quarter and continue to recover for the rest of 2015.

Unimicron chairman Tze-chang Tzeng

Diode maker Eris breaks into supply chain of car vendors in Europe, says chairman

Jun 16, 21:27

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has cut into the supply chain of Europe-based car vendors, according to company chairman Jonathan Chang.

Jonathan Chang, chairman for Eris

PCB maker Wus to see strong 2Q15 profit

Jun 16, 10:56

PCB manufacturer Wus Printed Circuit is expected to post a net EPS of more than NT$12 (NT$0.39) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by the sale of shares in a subisidiary.

IC distributor WT Micro posts decreased May revenues

Jun 12, 14:20

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.4 billion (US$304.2 million) for May 2015, down 6.1% on month but up 12.3% on year.

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