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Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest year ever for chip industry M&A announcements, according to IC Insights.

Protective component maker PTTC looks to increasing shipments of thermal conductive boards

Newswatch - Sep 22, 14:49

Protective component maker Polytronics Technology (PTTC) expects its thermal conductive boards (TCBs) for automobile lamp applications to account for 5% of its total sales in 2016 and further increase to 10% in 2017, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

TXC pre-tax profits rise 6%

Stockwatch - Sep 22, 14:24

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$696 million (US$22.2 million) for January-August, up 5.6% compared to the same period in 2015. Pre-tax EPS for the eight-months came to NT$2.25.

iPhone 7 materials costs higher than previous versions, IHS says

Sep 21, 14:47

The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries US$219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.

Diode maker Eris expects shipments for car electronics to hike in 2017

Sep 14, 15:50

Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, expects its shipments for car electronics to hike as much as 400% in 2017.

Eris chairman Jonathan Chang

CWTC listed on Taiwan OTC

Sep 14, 14:55

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC), which manufactures LED leadframe packaging materials, started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$102 (US$3.22) per share on September 13.

Tripod August revenues rise, Chin-Poon down

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 21:52

PCB maker Tripod Technology saw its August revenues climb to an 11-month high while fellow company Chin-Poon Industrial's revenues fell about 7% on month.

Compeq August revenues climb to 9-month high

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 10:56

PCB firm Compeq Manufacturing saw its August revenues climb to NT$4.29 billion (US$137.3 million), the highest since November 2015.

Passive component maker Thinking sees increased revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 21:24

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial has reported revenues of NT$469 million (US$15.06 million) for August, up 1.91% on month and 3.28% on year.

Passive component supplier Chilisin sees increased revenues for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 14:39

Passive component supplier Chilisin Electronics has reported revenues of NT$509 million (US$16.24 million) for August, increasing 4% on month and 27% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$3.458 billion, increasing 9.33% on year.

Fab equipment spending trending upwards in 2016 and 2017, says SEMI

Sep 7, 13:44

SEMI has published an August update of its world fab forecast report, which shows increased equipment spending, reaching 4.1% on-year in 2016 and 10.6% in 2017.

CCL product maker Elite Material sees revenues up in August

Newswatch - Sep 6, 15:37

Copper clad-laminate (CCL) product maker Elite Material (EMC) has reported revenues of NT$2.128 billion (US$67.56 million) for August, up 13.3% on month and 5.5% on year.

Yageo posts increased August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 6, 12:13

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues for August 2016 increased 8.2% from a year earlier and 1.6% sequentially to NT$2.54 billion (US$81 million).

Ichia Technologies revenues down in August 2016

Stockwatch - Sep 2, 16:20

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$507 million for August 2016, representing a 7.94% drop on month and 19.18% drop on year.

Solid capacitor supplier Apaq to see revenues hit highs in August, September, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 1, 22:10

Solid electrolytic capacitor maker Apaq Technology is expected to see its revenues hit new highs in August and September due to increasing demand from the PC and networking device sectors in China as well as US-based PC brands, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

Tripod to post 5-8% revenue growth in 3Q16, says report

Stockwatch - Aug 31, 11:49

Tripod Technology is expected to report revenue growth of 5-8% sequentially for the third quarter of 2016 driven by rising HDI board demand for mobile devices, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

LTCC module maker ACX to see revenues high in August, 3Q16

Newswatch - Aug 30, 22:20

Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, is expected to see revenues for August as well as for the third quarter of 2016 hit record highs due to strong demand from the wireless,...

Zhen Ding expects sales rebound in August

Aug 29, 08:51

Flexible PCB (FPCB) firm Zhen Ding Technology Holding expects sales to rebound starting August, and is looking to report flat growth in profits for the second half of 2016 compared to a year ago.

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

LandMark Optoelectronics expects sequential fall in 3Q16 revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 26, 16:07

Laser diode and photo detector epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics, in view of clients' adjusting inventories, expects consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2016 to slip 10-20% on quarter, the company said at an August 25 investors conference.

Taiwan PCB production value to rise 8.8% in 3Q16, says IEK

Aug 25, 15:22

The production value of PCB products rolled out by Taiwan-based makers in China and Taiwan is expected to grow 8.8% sequentially to NT$144.2 billion (US$4.54 billion) in the third quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research...

GaN device supply chain remains robust, says Strategy Analytics

Aug 23, 11:18

Even with the well-publicized consolidation of RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor, Infineon's acquisition of International Rectifier (IR) and most-recently Wolfspeed, and NXP Semiconductors' acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, the gallium nitride (GaN) device supply chain is growing...

Nanya PCB sees losses narrow in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 19, 11:51

Nanya Printed Circuit Board (Nanya PCB) saw its net losses narrow to NT$230 million (US$7.32 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from the NT$322 million recorded a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS was negative NT$0.36.

Capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan reports earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 17, 14:25

Capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial has reported net profits of NT$107 million for the second quarter of 2016, down 16.4% on quarter but up 39% on year. EPS stood at N$1.04 for the quarter.

Zhen Ding, Flexium revenues disappoint

Aug 16, 11:13

Disappointing sales of the iPhone 6s during the first half of 2016 and lower-than-expected orders for the upcoming 7 series are negatively affecting sales at flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, according to market observers.

Power semiconductor market revenues decline in 2015, says IHS

Aug 12, 12:36

Overall revenues for the power semiconductors market globally dropped slightly in 2015, due primarily to macroeconomic factors and application-specific issues, according to IHS Markit.

Chin-Poon raises holdings in Thailand subsidiary

Aug 12, 10:35

Chin-Poon Industrial has raised its stake in Draco PCB Public, its Thailand-based subsidiary, to 75.61% from 52.59%, according to the automotive PCB specialist.

PCB maker Apex sees earnings up in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 10, 14:04

PCB maker Apex International has reported net profits of NT$128 million (US$4.078 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 26.7% on quarter and 65% on year. EPS for the second quarter stood at NT$1.04.

Passive component maker Yageo reports profits up in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 9, 21:21

Passive component maker Yageo has announced net profits of NT$919 million (US$29.186 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 13.46% on quarter and 27% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.44 for the quarter.

Chin-Poon reports increased revenues for July

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:00

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.134 billion (US$67.91 million) for July 2016, representing a 4.04% increase on month and 7.71% increase on year.

Tripod July revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:00

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.78 billion (US$120.29 million) for July 2016, representing a 5.23% increase on month and 1.27% drop on year.

Truly Opto-Electronics to ship 10 million fingerprint sensor modules in 3Q16

Aug 9, 14:04

China-based Truly Opto-Electronics is expected to ship 10 million fingerprint sensor modules in the third quarter of 2016 and ramp up shipments to 45 million units for all of the year, according to industry sources.

Compeq July revenues slip 2.7% on year

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 11:46

PCB firm Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.63 billion (US$115.2 million) for July 2016, up 19.1% sequentially but down 2.7% on year.

CCL product maker EMC sees earnings grow significantly in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 5, 10:37

Copper clad-laminate (CCL) product maker Elite Material (EMC) has reported net profits of NT$595 million (US$18.79 million) for the second quarter of 2016, increasing 6.86% on quarter and 24.35% on year.

Yageo July revenues increase 9.6% on year

Aug 5, 10:36

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.5 billion (US$78.9 million) for July 2016, up 9.6% from a year ago and 2% sequentially.

GaAs IC foundry AWSC July revenues fall

Aug 4, 16:08

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its July 2016 revenues fall to the lowest levels since March 2014.

LandMark expects rising revenue proportion for silicon photonics products

Aug 3, 12:00

LandMark Optoelectronics, which supplies GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for making laser diodes and photo detectors used in optical communication devices, expects the revenue proportion for silicon photonics products to rise.

FPCB maker Ichia sees July revenues up on month

Stockwatch - Aug 2, 10:58

Handset-use flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$551 million (US$17.2 million) for July, increasing 4.48% on month but decreasing 13.16% on year.

Flexium 2Q16 profits fall

Jul 29, 11:55

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has reported disappointing results for the second quarter of 2016, with net profits falling over 70% both on-year and sequentially. EPS for the quarter slid to NT$0.41 (US$0.01).

Passive component maker Prosperity Dielectrics reports increased earnings for 1H16

Newswatch - Jul 27, 15:46

Passive component supplier Prosperity Dielectrics has reported net profits of NT$139 million (US$4.34 million) for the first half of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.76 for the January-June period, higher than the NT$0.74 for all of 2015.

Kinsus nets NT$1.35 per share for 2Q16

Jul 26, 10:41

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$603 million (US$18.7 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 17% on quarter, with EPS reaching NT$1.35 compared with NT$1.16 in the prior quarter.

Panasonic to enter robot control industry

Jul 21, 12:39

Panasonic has announced plans to cross into the robot control equipment market as the company is optimistic about demand for robots from they factory and medical care segments and the company expects the market's scale to reach several tens of billions of yen by 2020, according to a Japan-based Kyodo...

Chilisin 2016 EPS to reach NT$5.50-5.80

Stockwatch - Jul 21, 12:11

Chilisin Electronics, which manufactures inductors and power chokes, is expected to see its 2016 EPS reach between NT$5.50 (US$0.18) and NT$5.80 compared with NT$4.41 a year ago, a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted market watchers as saying.

Passive component maker Mag.Layers sees earnings up in 1H16

Newswatch - Jul 20, 15:31

Passive component and module supplier Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics has reported net profits of NT$86 million (US$2.69 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 48.27% on quarter and 258.3% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.03 for the period.

Kinsus 2Q16 profits to rise 48%, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 19, 13:49

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to post an about 48% sequential increase in second-quarter profits, buoyed by new product rollouts by its mobile device clients, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Chin-Poon to post record 3Q16 revenues, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 15, 14:26

Automotive PCB specialist Chin-Poon Industrial is expected to see its third-quarter revenues rise 5% sequentially and hit a record high, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

MLCC maker Walsin sees revenues increase on year in June

Newswatch - Jul 14, 12:33

MLCC maker Walsin Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.513 billion (US$47.05 million) for June, down 3% on month but up 22.5% on year. Accumulated 2016 revenues through June totaled NT$8.83 billion, increasing 17.15% from a year earlier.

Protective component supplier Thinking sees sales move up

Newswatch - Jul 12, 14:06

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial has reported revenues of NT$461.15 million (US$14.32 million) for June, up 0.2% on month and 3.76% on year.

FPCB maker Flexium sees sales pick up in June

Newswatch - Jul 12, 11:52

Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect, one of the suppliers of iPhone supply chain, has reported revenues of NT$1.215 billion (US$37.72 million) for June, up 13.08% sequentially but down 14.89% on year.

Unimicron June revenues fall

Jul 12, 10:58

PCB and IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.06 billion (US$157 million) for June 2016, down 5.2% sequentially and 18.5% on year.

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