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  • Wha Yu president Shih-chung Chen
    Wireless antenna specialist Wha Yu will ramp up shipments of wireless subsystem module products in 2021, making them a new growth driver in addition to the existing antenna devices for networking, base stations and automotive applications, according to company president Shih-chung Chen.
  • passive components
    Walsin Technology has resumed resistor production at its Malaysia plant, which had been shut down temporarily to facilitate coronavirus-related inspections, according to the passive component maker.
  • ev
    Taiwan-based PCB makers have stepped up their deployments in the thick-copper board segment seeking to explore huge business opportunities in the electric vehicle (EV) market, according to industry sources.
  • ASE
    The US Department of Commerce reportedly will place another 89 Chinese tech firms on its MEU (military end user) control list including JCET's subsidiary STATS ChipPAC and IC distributor Arrow Asia Pac in Hong Kong, and their counterparts in Taiwan are expected to benefit as a result, according to...
  • Walsin
    Passive components maker Walsin Technology has announced it will acquire shares in Japanese components vendor Soshin Electric aiming to broaden its product portfolios and expand sales in Japan and other overseas markets.
  • Symtek
    Taiwan-based automation equipment maker Symtek Automation Asia saw its October revenues shoot up 177.55% on year to NT$307 million (US$10.75 million), thanks to shipments to clients in the PCB, foundry and packaging segments peaking in the month, according to industry sources.
  • server
    Taiwan-based copper foil maker Co-Tech Development may see its shipments for high-frequency and high-speed CCL applications rise 20% on year in 2021, mainly driven by the launch of Intel's new Whitley CPU platform in first-quarter 2021, according to industry sources.
  • dram
    The DRAM market will see limited bot growth in 2021, but demand from the 5G and AI segments will be gradually rising. A DRAM supply-demand balance will be achieved in the first half of next year, according the chairman of memory module...
  • Jih Lin Technology chairman SY Tsai
    With the global car market showing signs of recovery, power module leadframe maker Jih Lin Technology is confident about a 10-20% on-year revenue growth in 2021 with leadframes for automotive power modules to rebound to a shipment ratio of 40%, according to company chairman SY Tsai.
  • Apple
    Apple reportedly is set to launch its first miniLED-backlit iPad Pro in the first quarter of 2021 and mass produce miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro devices in the second quarter, with Taiwan supply chain partners to build a major preemptive presence in the miniLED segment, according to industry sources.
  • Apple
    Taiwan PCB supply chain players are all gearing up to meet robust shipment demand from Apple for iPhone 12 series and other devices, which is expected to last into the first quarter of 2021, with leading flexible PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology, HDI vendor Compeq Manufacturing and CCL supplier Elite...
  • Manik Kumar, associate director for ELCINA's Taiwan office
    India is a huge country, in terms of both its size and its potential as a production base rivaling that of China's. The South Asian country, in its bid to build up a strong ecosystem for the IT industries, has been keen to form partnerships with Taiwanese firms that are well-known for their hardware...
  • ev
    The EV market is poised to enter a decade of robust growth starting 2021 amid the maturing infrastructure for new energy vehicles, prompting Taiwan's automotive PCB vendors including Chin-Poon industrial to step up deployments in the segment, particularly the markets in the US and Europe, according...
  • handset
    VCSEL maker TrueLight expects its shipments of VCSEL chips for proximity-sensor applications to grow significantly in the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by strong order pull-ins from the handset sectors in China and Korea, according to company sources.
  • a
    Manufacturing equipment supplier C Sun expects equipment used in advanced IC packaging, mainly SiP (system in package), FO-WLP (fan-out wafer-level package) and CoWoS (chip-on-wafer-on-substrate), to be the major source of business growth in 2021.
  • car-use PCB
    Automotive PCB specialist Chin-Poon Industrial has seen demand start picking up, and expects a recovery in global auto market to push up its shipments in 2021.
  • charging piles
    Taiwan-based leadframe makers including Jih Lin Technology and SDI have reportedly cut into the supply chain for Tesla's charging piles, and are poised to embrace significant increases in their shipments for automotive applications in 2021, according to industry sources.
  • IT products
    Production indexes for Taiwan-based makers of various electronic components for fourth-quarter 2020 remain high, according to Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).
  • GaN
    Taiwan's III-V semiconductor supply chain players are gearing up to deepen deployments in the segment of GaN-based power components and RF modules increasingly applied to 5G handsets and other consumer electronics devices, according to industry sources.
  • a
    Tesla's adoption of SiC-based MOSFETs for Model 3 is expected to cause other electric vehicle (EV) vendors to follow suit, but their use will not be popular until year-end 2021 or 2022 because certification will take a long time and availability of SiC is likely to be quite limited, according to industry...
  • Unitech
    Unitech Printed Circuit Board expects to post a revenue increase of 20-30% in 2021 as shipments for new orders and new clients will ramp up steadily, particularly in the second half of the year.
  • Xiaomi
    In the wake of the US trade sanctions on Huawei, other major Chinese handset brands have been eager to bite off shares of their top competitor in the domesitc market, with strong momentum in their orders with upstream suppliers likely to last till first-quarter 2020, according to sources from Taiwan's...
  • Walsin
    Several employees at Walsin Technology's Malaysia plant have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the Taiwan-based passive component supplier to suspend operations at the plant.
  • 5G
    Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers including Kinsus Interconnect and Unimicron Technology are expected to gain growth momentum from increasing demand for AiP (antenna in packages) modules for 5G mmWave smartphones in 2021, according to industry sources.
  • Eternal Materials
    Eternal Materials, which specializes in resin materials and dry-film photoresists, expects to enjoy a particularly strong fourth quarter of 2020.

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