Taipei, Monday, May 25, 2015 17:31 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
25°C

Xintec profits soar in 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23

Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors, saw its profits soar almost 300% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015.

GaAs IC firms look to strong growth in 2H15

May 19, 22:09

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to report significant revenue growth for the second half of 2015, according to market observers.

PCB, FPCB makers to post mixed results for 2Q15

May 19, 22:08

PCB and flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers are expected to post mixed results for the second quarter of 2015 as orders from the iPhone 6 supply chain are expected to begin to subside and demand from the notebook sector will remain flag, according to industry sources.

PCB maker Compeq sees improved profits in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:57

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$453 million (US$14.89 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 35.6% from a year earlier.

Tong Hsing sees profits down over 30% in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:55

IC test service and ceramic substrate supplier Tong Hsing Electronic Industries saw its net profits decline 37.7% on quarter and 33.3% on year to NT$209 million (US$6.87 million) in the first quarter of 2015.

JMC to expand production capacity for COF tape

May 14, 22:17

JMC Electronics, an affiliate of Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) specializing in the manufacture of chip-on-film (COF) substrates, will launch a new COF tape production line in the third quarter of 2015, according to CWE chairman Chia-neng Huang.

IC distributor ANStek 1Q15 profits rise

May 14, 22:11

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported net profits of NT$56 million (US$1.8 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$799 million for the first quarter of 2015, with revenues and profits rising 21.8% and 44.9%, respectively, on year. Net EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.02.

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah to distribute cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

May 14, 16:45

Packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has decided to deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11) for 2014.

FPCB maker Career posts negative EPS for 1Q15

Newswatch - May 14, 14:38

Flexible PCB maker Career Technology has reported a negative EPS of NT$0.26 for the first quarter of 2015, during which revenues totaled NT$3.58 billion (US$116.42 million), down 37% from a quarter earlier.

PCB maker Gold Circuit makes profits in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 14, 13:52

PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics has announced net profits of NT$249 million (US$8.13 million) for the first quarter of 2015, the fourth consecutive quarter that the company has generated profits.

FPCB suppliers Zhen Ding, Flexium perform well in January-April

May 14, 11:24

Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, including Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, performed extremely well in the first four months of 2015 thanks to brisk sales of iPhone 6 devices.

PCB maker Zhen Ding posts EPS of NT$1.85 for 1Q15

Newswatch - May 13, 21:34

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported net profits of NT$1.08 billion (US$35.12 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 62.3% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.85 for the quarter.

Yageo revenues drop in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 15:12

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.384 billion (US$77.59 million) for April 2015, representing a 5.06% drop on month and 0.7% drop on year.

Tripod Technology revenues drop on year in April

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:39

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.434 billion (US$111.75 million) for April 2015, representing a 6.85% increase on month and 1.77% drop on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial sees April revenues rise

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:29

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.81 billion (US$58.9 million) for April 2015, representing a 10.56% drop on month and 0.82% increase on year.

Drill bit supplier Topoint reports sales gains for April

May 11, 10:52

Drill bit maker Topoint Technology saw its revenues increase 1.67% on month and 7.67% on year to NT$268 million (US$8.73 million) in April. The company also posted year-to-date revenues of NT$1.07 billion, increasing 19.02% from a year earlier.

PCB maker GBM revenues down on year in April

May 11, 10:51

PCB and PCBA (PCB assembly) supplier Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.07 billion (US$67.46 million) for April, up 19.23% sequentially but down 17.55% on year.

Compeq Manufacturing revenues up in April

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:37

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.154 billion (US$102.68 million) for April 2015, representing a 3.46% increase on month and 15.83% increase on year.

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport by IHS estimates that the actual hardware costs are only about 24% of the manufacturer's suggested...

Kinsus to post 5-10% revenue growth in 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - May 8, 10:37

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to report revenue growth of 5-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, as its shipments for new smartphones and wearable devices kick off, according to a recent Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

WPG expects 2Q15 sales to rise 8-13%

May 6, 15:29

Taiwan-based IC distributor WPG Holdings expects to post revenue growth of 8.3-12.9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while revenues at fellow company WT Microelectronics are forecast to increase up to 3.3% on quarter.

Ichia reports revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 5, 15:59

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$675 million (US$22 million) for April 2015, representing a 13.59% increase on month but 36.16% drop on year.

PCB maker Unimicron sees losses widen in 1Q15

Apr 30, 11:29

PCB maker Unimicron Technology saw its losses expand to NT$577 million (US$18.92 million) in the first quarter of 2015, from NT$267 million of a quarter earlier. First-quarter EPS was a negative NT$0.37 compared to a loss of NT$0.17 in the previous quarter.

FCCL maker Taiflex see decreased earnings for 1Q15

Apr 29, 14:56

FCCL (flexible copper clad laminate) supplier Taiflex Scientific has reported net profits of NT$129 million (US$4.23 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 31% sequentially and 26.3% on year.

Fire-damaged facilities to resume full operation in two weeks, says Unitech

Apr 28, 15:24

A fire broke out at PCB maker Unitech Printed Circuit Board's plant in Tuchen, northern Taiwan, at around 10pm on April 27, damaging part of production facilities, according to the company.

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.

More Passive, PCB, other IC components coverage
2015 China IC design market forecast
2015 global tablet demand forecast

25-May-2015 markets closed

 LastChange

TAIEX (TSE)9638.8+60.24+0.63% 

TSE electronic377.01+2.38+0.64% 

GTSM (OTC)139.71+0.71+0.51% 

OTC electronic184.19+1.01+0.55% 

2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.