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Apple expected to adjust orders to upstream partners to maintain profits and reduce risks

Apr 20, 15:57

Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components in the third quarter to minimize the risk of putting all its eggs in one basket as well as maintain gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

PCB maker Unitech to perform even more better in 2H15, says chairman

Apr 20, 14:41

PCB maker Unitech Printed Circuit Board expects its sales to gain more momentum from the second quarter of 2015 onward due to an improvement in product mix and an expansion in the number of its clients, according to company chairman Chang Yuan-ming.

Unitech chairman Chang Yuan-ming

PCB equipment supplier Symtek reports strong earnings for 2014

Newswatch - Apr 17, 15:10

PCB and FPD equipment supplier Symtek Automation Asia (SAA) has reported net profit of NT$227 million (US$7.3 million) or NT$5.16 per share for 2014.

TXC pre-tax profits decline 4% in 1Q15

Apr 16, 22:03

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$241 million (US$7.7 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 4.3% from a year earlier. Pre-tax EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.78.

IC distributor ANStek signs US$30 million syndicated loan

Apr 16, 22:01

Answer Technology (ANStek) has signed a US$30 million syndicated loan agreement with a consortium of local banks in Taiwan, according to the IC distributor.

Inspection firm Sporton to distribute high dividends for 2014

Newswatch - Apr 15, 22:52

Shareholders of inspection service company Sporton International have approved the company's plan to distribute a dividend of NT$6 for 2014, including NT$5.80 in cash and NT$0.20 in shares.

FPCB maker Flexium 1Q15 EPS meets market expectations

Newswatch - Apr 15, 21:41

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has reported net profits of NT$712 million (US$22.79 million) or NT$3.28 per share for the first quarter of 2015, which met market expectations.

IC distributors WT Micro, ANStek report increased March revenues

Apr 13, 14:46

IC distributors WT Microelectronics and Answer Technology (ANStek) have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 22% and 19.9%, respectively.

FPCB maker Ichia posts losses in 1Q15

Apr 13, 10:38

Flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has posted a net loss of NT$86 million (US$2.75 million) or NT$0.25 per share on revenues of NT$1.88 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

Ichia president YH Sun

Chin-Poon Industrial reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:20

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.024 billion (US$64.86 million) for March 2015, representing a 32.41% increase on month and 9.34% increase on year.

Tripod reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:11

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.214 billion f(US$102.99 million) or March 2015, representing a 9.67% increase on month and 4.5% drop on year.

Compeq Manufacturing reports revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:49

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.048 billion (US$97.71 million) for March 2015, representing a 17.13% increase on month and 20.1% increase on year.

PCB maker Compeq reports increased revenues for March

Newswatch - Apr 10, 15:30

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported revenues of NT$3.05 billion (US$98 million) for March, up 17.1% sequentially and 20.1% on year.

Sensor shipments strengthen but falling prices cut sales growth, says IC Insights

Apr 10, 11:26

Sensor shipments are getting a big boost from the spread of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications, such as wearable electronics and the huge potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), but sales growth is being pulled down significantly...

FPCB maker Zhen Ding post strong revenue gains in March

Newswatch - Apr 9, 15:03

Flexible PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported revenues of NT$5.67 billion (US$182.71 million) for March, up 45.6% sequentially and 14.8% on year.

Rohm to start shipping PWM ICs for 14nm Intel Atom processor for tablets

Apr 8, 21:23

Rohm has announced the production release of a dedicated system power management integrated circuit (PMIC), the BD2613GW, to support the next generation, 14nm Intel Atom processor for tablets.

Diode maker Eris 1Q15 revenues rise 5.15%

Apr 8, 21:21

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, saw its first-quarter revenues increase 5.15% compared with the same period in 2014.

Yageo reports revenue gains for March

Stockwatch - Apr 7, 22:16

Passive component maker Yageo has reported revenues of NT$2.51 billion (US$81.14 million) for March, up 36.4% sequentially and 7.4% on year.

IC distributor ANStek revenues and profits climb to 3-year highs

Mar 31, 10:43

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported net profits of NT$175 million (US$5.6 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$3.19 billion for 2014. Both profit and revenue results hit the highest annual levels in three years.

Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high

Mar 31, 10:41

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has posted net profits of NT$61.37 million (US$1.96 million) in 2014, up 116% on year and hitting a 3-year high. The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$1.57.

Apple dictates the ranking of top 10 MEMS manufacturers in 2014, says IHS

Mar 27, 10:27

Bosch reinforced its leadership in the MEMS industry in 2014 with a 16.6% increase to US$1167 million up from US$1001 million in 2013, according to IHS. Bosch alone held 12% of the very fragmented MEMS market in 2014 compared to 11% in 2012.

Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discretes growth accelerates, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 10:50

Following two lethargic years of low growth and some setbacks, worldwide sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discrete semiconductors regained strength in 2014 and collectively increased 9% to reach an all-time high of US$63.8 billion after rising just 1% in 2012 and 2013, according to...

FPCB suppliers to enjoy better than expected sales in 1H15

Mar 25, 21:54

Sales momentum of iPhone 6 devices has continued in the first half of 2015, particularly in the second quarter, which will enable Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect to post stronger than expected sales performance in...

China market buoying iPhone shipments

Mar 24, 20:58

Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.

China market driving iPhone shipment growth

IC distributor ANStek optimistic about demand for industrial control

Mar 23, 23:25

Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) has expressed optimism about demand coming from the industrial control sector, and expects to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter this year.

MCU design house Holtek to deal out cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

Mar 23, 23:22

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11) for 2014 on record profits of NT$791 million.

Holtek president Gorden Gau

Diode maker Eris swings to profit

Mar 19, 22:40

Taiwan-based rectifier diode supplier Eris Technology returned to profitability in 2014 with revenues rising 25.4% on year.

Tongtai Machine 1Q15 sales expected to rise 5-10%

Mar 19, 22:37

Taiwan-based Tongtai Machine & Tool, a provider of PCB drilling and routing equipment, is expected to post revenue growth of 5-10% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according to market watchers. The company has seen clear order visibility through the third quarter.

Xintec 12-inch wafer-level CSP ready for volume production in 2H15, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:01

Image sensor packaging house Xintec will have its 12-inch wafer-level chip-scale package (WL-CSP) line ready for volume production in the second half of 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Robert Kuan.

Xintec chairman Robert Kuan

Drill bit maker Topoint looks to revenue growth in 2015

Mar 16, 22:16

Topoint Technology expects its quarterly sales during 2015 to outperform the levels during the same periods of 2014, thanks to growing sales of its hole drilling services.

IC distributors ANStek, WT Micro report decreased February revenues

Mar 16, 22:14

Taiwan-based IC distributors Answer Technology (ANStek) and WT Microelectronics have reported sequential decreases in February consolidated revenues of 43.2% and 35%, respectively, due mainly to fewer working days as a result of the Lunar New Year holidays.

Recovering economies driving industrial semiconductor market growth, says IHS

Mar 16, 22:01

The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenues rise from US$34.8 billion in 2013 to US$55.2 billion in 2018, according to IHS. Increased capital spending by companies and continued economic growth, especially in the US...

Aurona enters supply chain of IC backend houses

Mar 16, 15:10

Taiwan-based Aurona Industries, a manufacturer of phenolic resins laminates, disclosed recently that the company has entered the supply chain of semiconductor assembly and test services providers. Aurona serves mainly the PCB and IC substrate industries.

National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company

Mar 13, 15:59

National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...

Taiwan FPCB production value to grow at double-digit rate over 3-5 years, says Career Technology

Mar 13, 11:53

The production value of Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers is likely to grow by a double-digit rate in the next 3-5 years thanks to a take-off of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, according to Wu Yung-hui, president of Career Technology.

Career president Wu Yung-hui

CCL maker EMC 2015 sales likely to top NT$20 billion

Mar 11, 20:47

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material (EMC) is expected to see its 2015 revenues exceed NT$20 billion (US$630.9 million) and hit a record high, buoyed by strong shipments of high-temperature (Tg) and halogen-free laminates, according to market watchers.

Chin-Poon Industrial reports decreased February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 13:58

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.529 billion (US$48.35 million) for February 2015, representing a 21.19% drop on month and 3.21% drop on year.

Yageo reports decreased revenues for February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:23

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.84 billion (US$58.24 million) for February 2015, representing a 28.68% drop on month and 0.66% drop on year.

Compeq reports on-year rise in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:12

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.602 billion (US$82.35 million) for February 2015, representing a 13.84% drop on month and 24.12% increase on year.

IC substrate, FPCB suppliers to benefit from Apple Watch release

Mar 9, 13:55

Taiwan-based IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology and flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology and Flexium Interconnect reportedly have jointed the Apple Watch's supply chain, according to industry sources.

Tripod revenues rise 4.1% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:28

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.931 billion (US$93.23 million) for February 2015, representing a 23.85% drop on month and 4.1% increase on year.

Tong Hsing 2015 capex to top NT$1.5 billion

Mar 4, 16:11

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and test services for niche ICs and produces ceramic substrates for the manufacture of LEDs, expects its capex for 2015 to exceed NT$1.5 billion (US$47.8 million). The capex will be used mainly to expand its new factory.

PCB maker Zhen Ding hits record EPS for 2014

Mar 3, 20:58

Zhen Ding Technology, a PCB maker belonging to the Foxconn Group, saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$9.12 (US$0.29) in 2014.

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

WPG to acquire Genuine shares

Mar 3, 20:46

IC distributor WPG has announced plans to acquire 50% of Genuine C&C, a Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics distributor, for NT$14.50 (US$0.46) per share, or a total amount of NT$580 million.

Taiwan Chinsan 2015 sales to rise 20%

Mar 2, 16:02

Capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial is expected to post a 20% revenue increase in 2015, thanks to new orders for LED lighting and consumer electronics, according to market sources.

Win Semi 1Q15 sales to rise over 50%, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 26, 13:11

GaAs pure-play foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to see its first-quarter revenues increase 50-55% on year, with gross margin also outpacing the 30% posted during the same period in 2014, the Chinese-language Commercial Times quoted market observers as saying in a recent report.

Kinsus to post more than 5% revenue growth in 2015, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 15:20

Taiwan-based IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology, which saw its sales hit a record high in 2014, is expected to report a more than 5% sales increase for 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Flexible PCB makers to post double-digit revenue growth in 1Q15

Feb 16, 13:39

Flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Career Technologies, Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology are all expected to report double-digit on-year revenue growth for the first quarter of 2015, thanks to new orders for wearable devices such as the Apple Watch, according to market sources.

Liton to attract investment from China company

Feb 13, 16:08

Aluminum electrolyte capacitor maker Lelon Electronics has announced that Liton Technology, its aluminum foil subsidiary, will draw an investment from China-based Guangdong Hec Technology through a private placement.

Taiflex posts net EPS of NT$4.32 for 2014

Feb 13, 15:43

Flexible CCL specialist Taiflex Scientific saw its net profits decrease 13.7% on year to NT$885 million (US$28.1 million) in 2014, while consolidated sales slid 0.1% to NT$10.13 billion. Net EPS for the year came to NT$4.32.

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