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  • China government tightens tax incentives, subsidies to enterprises

    IT + CE | 1h 3min ago

  • Delta Electronics lands orders for distributed, low-power inverters form Japan, say papers

    Green energy - Newswatch | 1h 36min ago

  • Xiaomi may adopt sapphire for covers of 5.7-inch smartphone

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 42min ago

  • Lof Solar sues Sunshine PV for alleged patent infringement

    Green energy | 1h 50min ago

  • TV panel growth estimated at 3.4% in 2015, says WitsView

    Displays | 1h 57min ago

  • Automotive-use LED market value to reach US$2.5 billion by 2018, says LEDinside

    LED | 2h 1min ago

  • China market: LeTV aims to ship 3-4 million own-brand LCD TVs in 2015

    Displays | 2h 5min ago

  • G-Tech to expand 3D-forming glass capacity

    Displays | 2h 7min ago

  • PSI to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

    Bits + chips | 2h 21min ago

  • Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

    Bits + chips | 2h 22min ago

  • Faraday and Fresco Logic jointly develop 55nm USB 3.1 host controller, says report

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 2h 47min ago

  • Computex 2015 out of booths

    IT + CE | Dec 22, 21:58

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.4 billion in January-November, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:56

  • Taiwan November export order value down sequentially, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:54

  • Panasonic said to shut down last PCB factory

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:47

  • HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

    Bits + chips | Dec 22, 21:36

  • Sugon unveils new China-developed cloud computing operating system

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:23

  • Mitsui Chemical and SKC to merge polyurethane material businesses

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:22

  • Digitimes Research: China OGS touch panel makers hiking GFF capacity

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:21

  • Server PCB specialist Allied Circuit positive about 2015

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:16

  • UTAC to set up 12-inch wafer level packaging line in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:16

  • MediaTek shipments for 4G smartphones to exceed 30 million units in 2014, says report

    Before Going to Press | Dec 22, 21:11

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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.

Allied Circuit, BoardTek and GCE enjoy brisk sales in 4Q14

Dec 12, 14:37

PCB makers specializing in multi-layer boards for Wi-Fi base stations and server applications are expected to report strong sales for the fourth quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

Demand for multi-layer PCBs rising in 4Q14

China market: FCCL prices under pressure to drop

Dec 12, 14:12

Prices of copper-clad laminates (FCCL) in China are set to fall in 2015 amid increasing competition, according to industry sources.

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.

Tripod reports sequential drop in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:16

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.635 billion (US$117.26 million) for November 2014, representing a 4.77% drop on month and 4.42% 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.

COF tape supply likely to fall short of demand in 2015

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.

PCB maker Chin-Poon looks to flat performance in 4Q14

Nov 19, 20:58

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial is expected to report flat sequential growth in fourth-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to industry sources.

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.

Compeq specializingin HDI boards for smartphones, tablets

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.

Taimide specializing in PI films for flexible PCBs

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.

Career Tech 3Q14 profits affected by Wintek bad debts

Nov 14, 15:54

Uncollected accounts receivable from Wintek, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month (October 2014), hurt profitability at flexible PCB maker Career Technology during the third quarter of 2014.

Niching 3Q14 net profits soar 86% on year

Nov 13, 19:27

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial saw its third-quarter net profits soar 86% from a year earlier, with revenues increasing 37%.

Apex, HannStar Board report strong profits for 3Q14

Nov 13, 13:50

PCB manufacturer Apex International saw its net profits jump 79.4% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, while profits at HannStar Board reached the highest level in nine quarters.

PCB maker Tripod 3Q14 profits rise

Nov 12, 22:07

Tripod Technology saw its net profits increase 49.7% sequentially and 26.5% on year to NT$787 million (US$25.7 million) in the third quarter of 2014. EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.50, the highest in eight quarters.

Topco revenues decrease on month in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22

Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.

FPCB suppliers Career Tech, Zhen Ding set monthly sales records

Nov 10, 12:26

Flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Career Technology both enjoyed another month of record revenues in October thanks to rising shipments for mobile devices.

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require total semiconductor sales of over US$4.2 billion to make the 2014 top-20 ranking, according to the research firm.

Tripod October revenues flat on month

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 16:41

Tripod has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.817 billion (US$127.23 million) for October 2014, representing a 0.37% drop on month and 11.15% increase on year.

Demand for high-end packaging to stay strong in 4Q14, say materials suppliers

Nov 7, 10:47

Semiconductor materials suppliers expect demand for high-end packaging to remain strong and buoy their sales in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Opto, sensors, discretes market set to rise 9% in 2014, says IC Insights

Nov 6, 10:48

The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) appears to be returning to a new state of "normal" after struggling to maintain momentum over the past few years, following the strong 2010 recovery from the 2009 downturn, according to IC...

WT Micro posts record 3Q14 sales

Nov 4, 20:57

Consolidated sales at IC distributor WT Microelectronics climbed to a record NT$28.72 billion (US$752 million) in the third quarter of 2014, with net profits also reaching a record level.

Unimicron reports highest profits in five quarters

Nov 3, 11:08

PCB manufacturer Unimicron Technology has posted its highest profits in five quarters, buoyed by rising shipments of high-margin HDI PCBs for mobile devices.

Yageo sees profits up over 150% on year in 3Q14

Stockwatch - Nov 3, 11:01

Passive component supplier Yageo has reported third-quarter 2014 net profits of NT$1.18 billion (US$38.79 billion), increasing 157% from a year earlier.

Taiwan HDI makers may benefit from production woes at Japan- and Korea-based rivals

Oct 28, 15:45

Taiwan-based HDI board suppliers may land more orders at the expense of production issues at Japan- and Korea-based rivals, according to sources in Taiwan's HDI supply chain.

Kinsus sees profits decline sequentially in 3Q14

Oct 28, 12:03

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$994 million (US$32.7 million) for the third quarter of 2014, down 19.3% sequentially but up 17.2% on year.

FCCL supplier Taiflex sees profits up 24% in 3Q14

Stockwatch - Oct 24, 11:37

FCCLmaker Taiflex Scientific has reported net profits of NT$290 million (US$9.54million) for the third quarter of 2013, up 24.3% sequentially but down 10.4% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.41.

TPCA Show 2014 to take place from October 22-24

Oct 22, 15:02

The TPCA Show 2014 will take place at the Taiwan World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall from October 22-24. A total of 362 exhibitors will display their latest products across 1,334 booths.

Kinsus revenues to rebound in 4Q14

Oct 14, 22:30

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its sales performance improve in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues suffered a slight decrease of 1% to NT$6.73 billion (US$221.41 million) in the previous quarter, according to industry sources.

Chilisin September revenues hit all-time high

Newswatch - Oct 8, 22:08

Passive component maker Chilisin Electronics has reported revenues of NT$361 million (US$11.86 million) for September, a company high, and an increase of 3.2% on month and 2.4% on year.

FPCB suppliers Zhen Ding, Career September revenues hit all-time highs

Oct 8, 14:35

Flexible PCB suppliers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology both saw their revenues hit all-time highs in September, buoyed by shipments of FPCBs for iPhone 6 devices.

Lite-On Semi rolls out new full bridge rectifier diodes

Sep 19, 15:12

Discrete component supplier Lite-On Semiconductor has released a new full bridge rectifier integrating its MOSFET chips and Schottky diodes for wireless charging applications.

PCB makers to see HDI board lines at full capacity till year-end 2014

Sep 18, 14:35

PCB suppliers including Unimicron Technology, Compeq Manufacturing and Unitech Printed Circuit Board are expected to see their HDI board production lines operate at full capacity until the end of 2014 due to strong demand from Apple and China-based handset makers, according to industry sources.

Flexible PCB suppliers to see significant revenue growth in September

Sep 15, 10:38

Flexible PCB makers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology are expected to see their consolidated revenues increase significantly on month in September due to increased shipments of flexible PCBs used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to market analysts.

Nichidenbo to increase its stake in Lipers

Sep 11, 16:08

Passive component distributor Nichidenbo plans to increase its holdings in component channel operator Lipers Enterprise to 95.44% from the current 63.92% through a share swap.

Nichidenbo president Chang Shih-chi (left)

Component suppliers preparing parts for production of 80 million iPhone 6s before year-end 2014

Newswatch - Sep 11, 11:13

Makers in the iPhone supply chain are preparing parts and components for production of up to 80 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before year-end 2014, according to sources at Taiwan-based iPhone supply chain.

Tripod reports slight rise in August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 14:30

Printed circuit board (PCB) maker Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.705 billion (US$123.5million) for August 2014, representing a 1.01% increase on month and 5.56% increase on year.

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