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  • Walton, Powertech to see slight drops in 4Q14 revenues

    Bits + chips | 1h 16min ago

  • Contrel invests in PSS production using soft mask photolithography

    LED | 1h 37min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ aims to sell 20,000 curved Full HD WCG TVs in 2015; Ultra HD TV penetration to reach 5%

    Displays | 1h 46min ago

  • LCD TV sales expected to reach 5 million during holiday period in North America

    Displays | 2h 53min ago

  • Macronix posts net losses of NT$1.1 billion for 3Q14

    Bits + chips | 3h 14min ago

  • MLS, Unity Opto expand LED lighting capacities

    LED | 3h 23min ago

  • LG Display develops 5.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones with 0.7mm bezel

    Displays | Oct 30, 21:22

  • ASE nets NT$1.98 per share for January-September

    Bits + chips | Oct 30, 21:07

  • Taiwan ODMs, component makers eye orders from China mid-range, high-end smartphone vendors

    Mobile + telecom | Oct 30, 20:04

  • Hermes Microvision posts January-September net EPS of NT$25.13

    Before Going to Press | Oct 30, 20:59

  • Standards committees and industry consortia working through number of video standards to support Ultra HD

    Before Going to Press | Oct 30, 20:55

  • TDDI may push down touch IC, LCD driver IC prices in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Oct 30, 20:00

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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.

Niching looks to ramp up LED leadframe and FC CSP substrate shipments in 2015

Sep 3, 14:20

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial looks to ramp up its shipments of EMC-based (epoxy molding compound) LED leadframes and FC CSP substrates to drive revenue growth in 2015.

Flexible PCB makers raise funds to address growing business operations

Sep 2, 15:27

Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technologies, the three major Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers in Apple's supply chain, have continued to ramp up their capital spending for the development of more advanced technologies and expansion of their production capacity, according...

Diode maker Actron ramping production capacity

Aug 27, 11:55

Automotive diode supplier Actron Technology has recently ramped up its diode production capacity to 36 million units a month from 28 million previously. The current capacity utilization rate has reached 80-85%, according to the company.

Passive component maker Chinsan to kick off new plant in 1Q15

Aug 20, 22:15

Passive component supplier Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial will complete construction of its new plant in Guangzhou, China in the fourth quarter of 2014 with volume production slated to begin one quarter later, according to company chairman Chiang Shih-hsun.

Chinsan chairman Chiang Shih-hsun

Taiwan HDI makers to see increased capacity utilization rates in 3Q14

Aug 19, 14:53

Taiwan-based HDI board suppliers including Unimicron Technology, Compeq Manufacturing, Tripod Technology, Gold Circuit Electronics and WUS Printed Circuit are expected to see their capacity utilization rates rise further in the third quarter of 2014 on strong demand from the smartphone sector, according...

Actron Technology may begin to ship regulator ICs in 2Q15

Aug 18, 21:51

Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Actron Technology has been developing regulator ICs for use in cars and will have the new products certified by potential clients by the end of 2014 and, if passing certification, will start shipments in the second quarter of 2015, according to the company at an...

Co-Tech to see improved sales of copper foils in 3Q14

Aug 18, 16:03

Co-Tech Copper Foil expects its sales to improve in the third quarter of 2014 due a rebound of copper foils from the notebook sector, according to the company.

ChipMOS to take a 19% share of JMC Electronics

Aug 14, 10:33

LCD driver IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies will take up a 19% stake of COF (chip on film) substrate provider JMC Electronics, a subsidiary of Chang Wah Electromaterials, for NT$199 million (US$6.63 million), according to a ChipMOS statement.

Lelon Electronics sees record profit for 3Q14

Aug 13, 16:11

Aluminum electrolytic capacitor maker Lelon Electronics expects its capacitor shipments for base station applications to gain momentum in the second half of 2014, and its earnings are likely to reach a new high in the third quarter, according to company president Wu Chih-min.

Elite Material looks to strong sales in 2H14

Aug 13, 11:18

CCL (copper-clad laminate) maker Elite Material (EMC) expects its sales momentum to continue in the second half of 2014 thanks to increasing orders from the smartphone sector.

Chin-Poon Industrial expected to hit record revenues in 3Q14

Aug 11, 15:32

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial has seen booming orders which will fully occupy its production capacity through the end of 2014 and therefore its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014 are expected to hit a record for the third consecutive quarter, according to market analysts...

Taiflex, ThinFlex to see record revenues in 3Q14

Aug 7, 22:01

FCCL suppliers Taiflex Scientific and ThinFlex both are expected to see their revenues hit record highs in the third quarter of 2014 as strong demand from the smartphone sector will ramp up their capacity utilization rates, according to industry sources.

PCB/LCD equipment supplier Asia Neo Tech to debut on Taiwan OTC market

Aug 1, 15:07

Taiwan-based PCB and LCD equipment supplier Asia Neo Tech Industrial will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on August 25 with an initial price of NT$60 (US$2) per share.

Unimicron net profits up significantly in 2Q14

Aug 1, 13:53

PCB maker Unimicron Technology has reported net profits of NT$272 million (US$9.05 million) for the second quarter of 2014, increasing 377% from a quarter earlier. Second-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.16, while gross margin reached 9.5%.

Yageo to cut capital by 70%

Jul 30, 15:48

Shareholders of Yageo have approved the company's plans to reduce its capital by NT$15.4 billion (US$514 million) or 70% to NT$6.6 billion. Shareholders will receive NT$7 for each share.

FCCL supplier Taiflex looks to 10% on-quarter revenue growth in 3Q14

Jul 30, 14:09

FCCL supplier Taiflex Scientific expects its revenues to grow 10.5% sequentially and 2.2% on year to NT$2.6-3.3 billion (US$86.78-110.14 million) in the third quarter of 2014, with a gross margin of 21-25% and operating margin of 11-15%.

Kinsus net profits up over 55% sequentially in 2Q14

Jul 29, 14:41

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$1.23 billion (US$41.09 million) for the second quarter of 2014, increasing 55.4% from a quarter earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.76 for the quarter.

Unitech, Dynamic ramping rigid-flexible PCBs

Jul 28, 15:03

PCB makers Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Dynamic Electronics are ramping up their production of rigid-flexible PCB boards to meet increasing demand from the smartphone and wearable device sectors, according to industry sources.

Career expects sales to peak in 4Q14

Jul 25, 10:46

Flexible PCB supplier Career Technology expects its sales to peak in the fourth quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing shipments of FPCBs to the wearable device sector.

TPCA urges Taiwan government to upgrade PCB industry

Jul 24, 21:26

The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) has presented a white paper calling for the government to lead Taiwan's PCB industry to develop next-generation products and to promote industry upgrades.

Compeq looks to strong revenue gains in 3Q14 on growing HDI board orders

Jul 22, 14:43

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing is expected to see its revenues grow 10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by new orders for HDI boards from Apple and Xiaomi Technology, according to industry sources.

Flexible PCB suppliers to enjoy strong sales in 2H14

Jul 21, 15:10

Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014, particularly from August when related makers begin to assemble the new iPhones, according to industry sources.

PCB maker Gold Circuit to swing back to profitability in 2014

Jul 21, 13:34

PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics is expected to swing back to profitability in 2014, buoyed by rising capacity utilization rate and an improvement in product mix, according to industry sources.

Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax brace for strong sales in 2H14

Jul 18, 15:56

Cleanroom supplier Acter and process control solution provider Lumax International are expected to see their revenues grow quarter-on-quarter in the second half of 2014, based on booming wafer foundry business in Taiwan and continued expansion by LCD and LED plants in China, according to industry so...

Ichia sees profits increase sharply in 2Q14

Jul 17, 14:01

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$524 million (US$17.46 million) for the second quarter of 2014, up 98% sequentially and 180% on year. Net EPS for the first half of 2014 stood at NT$1.91.

Kinsus, Unimicron to benefit from Apple A8 processor orders

Jul 16, 15:33

IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are likely to land windfall orders for 20nm substrates from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the foundry house has begun producing A8 processors for Apple.

PCB makers TPT and Tripod see increased 2Q14 revenues

Jul 15, 15:23

Taiwan-based TV-use PCB makers Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Tripod Technology both have posted strong sales for the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by their expanding product portfolios, according to industry sources.

Zhen Ding, Career ramping FPCB production capacity

Jul 14, 16:18

Flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology both have ramped up their capacities in preparation for new orders that are likely to come along with the release of next-generation iPhones and new smartphone models by non-Apple vendors in the second half of 2014,...

AEM coverlay products enters iPhone supply chain, say sources

Jul 14, 15:07

Flexible copper clad-laminate (FCCL) maker Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) reportedly has landed coverlay orders for next-generation iPhones, driving up its revenues for the first half of 2014, according to industry sources.

Discrete component makers to enjoy sales growth in 2014

Jul 14, 09:51

Taiwan-based discrete component makers including Lite-On Semiconductor, Actron Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor, Eris Technology and Panjit International are expected to see their revenues grow significantly in 2014 on substantial shipments for PCs, tablets, handsets and other mobile devices, according...

Power inductor maker Magic to debut on OTC securities market

Jul 9, 22:15

Power inductor maker Magic Technology plans to debut on Taiwan's OTC securities market at NT$32-35 (US$1.07-1.17) per unit on July 25, 2014.

IC substrate suppliers look to strong sales in 2H14

Jul 9, 19:51

Major Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers are set to post strong revenue growth in the second half of 2014 in line with booming sales at wafer foundry houses and IC backend service companies, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Semi to ramp up rectifier diode shipments

Jul 8, 15:41

Lite-On Semiconductor is expected to significantly ramp up its shipments of thin bridge rectifier diodes from the third quarter of 2014 as the company has landed orders from two major smartphone vendors in China, according to industry sources. The company is currently shipping 5-10 million thin bridge...

Ichia Technologies June revenues hit record

Jul 3, 16:11

Taiwan-based flexible PCB and handset keyboard maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.066 billion (US$35.5 million) for June, its highest monthly level with growth of 2.38% on month and 38.19% on year.

Copper foil prices to remain low amid oversupply

Jul 3, 14:38

Copper foil suppliers are unlikely to hike their quotes for the time being due to oversupply in the market despite stabilizing copper prices, according to industry sources.

Taiwan-based PCB makers expect to see increased production value in 2Q14, says IEK

Jul 3, 13:57

Factories set up by Taiwan-based PCB makers in Taiwan and China recorded total production value of NT$125.3 billion (US$4.14 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing 14.1% on quarter but up 8.5% on year, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK).

Mirle, Hiwin set for strong sales in 2H14

Jul 2, 13:58

LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation and machinery component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014 due to improved order visibility, according to industry sources.

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