Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15
Jan 27, 21:39
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market sources.
Xiaomi shipment growth to benefit component suppliers
Jan 20, 19:58
Xiaomi is looking to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015, which will benefit its component suppliers such as HDI-board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology and Tripod Technology.
Ichia posts all-time high revenues for 2014
Jan 15, 11:28
Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has announced an all-time high revenues of NT$11.23 billion (US$353.41 million) for 2014, increasing 17% from a year earlier.
Taiwan PCB makers look to automotive for growth
Jan 14, 14:37
Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers, including Apex International, Nanya Printed Circuit Board, Tripod Technology and Unitech Printed Circuit Board, will see sales from the automotive industry drive their revenue growth in 2015, according to market observers.
Flexible PCB makers to enjoy strong 1Q15
Jan 14, 14:10
Buoyed by brisk demand for Apple's iPhone 6 devices, as well as new wearable devices, Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technologies are expected to see their first-quarter revenues buck seasonal trends, according to industry source...
PCB maker Apex sees new plant break even
Jan 13, 15:39
Apex International's new PCB plant in Thailand has seen its operations break even at the end of 2014, according to industry sources. The new facility will start generating profits for Apex in 2015.
Yageo reports decreased revenues for December
Stockwatch - Jan 12, 23:05
Yageo, a supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and chip resistors, has reported consolidated revenues for December 2014 fell 9.6% sequentially to NT$1.95 billion (US$61.1 million).
WPG 4Q14 sales beat guidance
Stockwatch - Jan 12, 22:59
WPG, the largest distributor of semiconductor components in Asia, has reported NT$117.17 billion (US$3.68 billion) in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014. The result came above its high-end guidance of NT$112.5 billion.
Tripod reports revenues for December
Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:04
Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.608 billion (US$112.75 million) for December 2014, representing a 0.77% drop on month and 6.3% increase on year.
Ichia reports record revenues for 2014
Jan 6, 15:41
Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has announced revenues of NT$756 million (US$23.62 million) for December 2014, down 9% sequentially and 11% on year. For all of 2014, revenues gained 17% on year to a record high of 11.23 billion.
IC substrate makers gearing up for expansion
Jan 6, 11:45
Taiwan-based IC substrate makers Unimicron Technology, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Nanya PCB will continue to ramp up their production capacities for flip-chip chip scale package (FC CSP) substrates in 2015, according to industry observers.
PCB maker Apex to ramp up capacity
Dec 31, 15:04
The second-phase production lines of Apex International's new plant in Thailand are scheduled to come online in the first quarter of 2015, which will contribute to the PCB maker's revenue growth in the first half of the year, according to industry sources.
Tripod says PCB plant fire no impact on capacity
Dec 30, 14:28
A fire broke out at Tripod Technology's factory in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, in the early hours of December 29. The fire was extinguished quickly with no major damage reported, according to the PCB manufacturer.
Tripod profits to rise 5-10% in 2015, says report
Stockwatch - Dec 24, 22:56
PCB manufacturer Tripod Technology is expected to enjoy profit growth of 5-10% in 2015, thanks to a diversified product portfolio, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted market watchers as saying in a recent report.
Server board suppliers to enjoy brisk sales in 1Q15
Dec 24, 22:53
Network and server multilayer board suppliers, including BoardTek Electronics, Allied Circuit and Gold Circuit Electronics, are expected to see their sales remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015, buoyed by the growing number of large-scale cloud computing centers, according to industry sources.
Unitech expands HDI-board capacity
Dec 18, 21:55
Unitech Printed Circuit Board has expanded production capacity for HDI boards by about 10% since 2014, according to the company, adding that the utilization rate of its HDI board production lines has stayed high buoyed by growing demand for smartphones.
Wahlee signs NT$3 billion syndicated loans for business expansion
Dec 17, 15:34
Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has signed a NT$3 billion (US$95.9 million) 5-year syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium, with the new funds to repay part of short-term loans and to finance its expansion projects.
Huawei makes largest 12-month gains in global PV inverter market, says IHS
Dec 11, 21:28
SMA, ABB, and Omron lead global photovoltaic (PV) inverter market-share rankings; however, over the first three quarters of 2014, China-based telecommunications company Huawei made the largest gain in global market share, with just over 2-percentage points (2pp) growth, according to the latest report...
JMC Electronics to apply for TSE listing
Dec 11, 21:18
JMC Electronics plans to apply for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in 2016, with an initial public offering (IPO) set to be introduced in 2015.
Compeq sales up in November
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:17
Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.445 billion (US$111.13 million) for November 2014, representing a 0.53% increase on month and 13.92% increase on year.
PCB maker Eiso to list on Taiwan OTC
Dec 8, 11:38
Taiwan-based Eiso Enterprise will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$32 (US$1.03) per share on December 23, according to the company.
AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales
Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36
GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from the Commercial Times and Economic Daily News (EDN) commenting on AWSC's performance in the fourth...
FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues decline in November
Dec 1, 21:31
Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$830 million (US$26.81 million) for November, down 10% sequentially and 19% on year. For the first 11 months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$10.47 billion, increasing 20% on year.
Taiwan PCB production value to rise 7% in 2014, says IEK
Nov 28, 14:58
Factories set up by Taiwan-based PCB makers in Taiwan and China are forecast to generate total production value of NT$558.4 billion (US$18.1 billion) in 2014, rising 6.93% on year, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK). IEK previously estimated a smaller 3% increase.
Co-Tech looking to diversify products
Nov 28, 14:53
Co-Tech Copper Foil has developed copper oxide powders for use in HDI manufacturing, with volume shipments slated for the second quarter of 2015, according to the copper foil maker.
COF tape supply likely to fall short
Nov 28, 14:51
As the number of suppliers decreases, global supply of chip-on-film (COF) tapes has shrunk significantly, according to industry sources. Supply may fall short in 2015, as demand for LCD driver ICs for use in Ultra HD TVs will rise robustly, said the sources.
Soitec, SK Innovation team up for semiconductor materials
Nov 25, 16:11
France-based Soitec and SK Innovation of Korea have signed an agreement to establish an alliance focused on accelerating innovation in the area of semiconductor materials for information communication technologies and Internet-of-things (IoT) applications.
Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK
Nov 21, 15:37
Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence compared to the local IC packaging sector led by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries...
USI raises funds
Nov 21, 10:31
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that affiliate Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), which specializes in electronics design and design manufacture services, has raised an additional paid-in capital of CNY2.06 billion (US$336 million) from China's capital market.
ACX expects revenues to peak in 4Q14
Nov 19, 15:14
Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, expects its fourth-quarter revenues to reach its highest quarterly level for 2014.
Compeq 4Q14 sales to rise 5-10%
Nov 18, 15:28
HDI PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing is expected to report a modest 5-10% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to brisk demand for smartphones, according to market watchers.
Taimide expects 4Q14 sales to stay flat
Nov 18, 14:26
Taiwan-based polyimide (PI) film supplier Taimide Technology expects fourth-quarter sales to register flat sequential growth bucking seasonal trends, thanks to strong demand coming from the flexible PCB (FPCB) sector.
IntelliEPI set for higher gross margin
Nov 17, 21:46
Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$209 million (US$6.81 million) for the third quarter of 2014 with gross margins reaching 35.8%...
Wahlee nets NT$4.01 per share for January-September
Nov 17, 11:01
Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has reported net profit for the first three quarters of 2014 grew 7.5% on year to NT$988 million (US$32.3 million). EPS for the nine-month period came to NT$4.01.
Lite-On Semi 4Q14 sales to decrease
Nov 17, 10:59
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post a 10-15% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues, affected by seasonal factors, according to market sources.