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Tuesday 27 July 2021
Yageo optimistic about 3Q21
Passive component vendor Yageo has expressed optimism about its operations in the third quarter of 2021, citing stable growth in demand for automotive and industrial applications.
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Taiwan compound semiconductor output value surges 26% in 1H21
The output value of Taiwan's compound semiconductor industry grew 26.4% on year to NT$36 billion (US$1.28 billion) in the first half of 2021, according to statistics compiled by the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).
Tuesday 27 July 2021
FPCB firm Career Tech sees shipments ramp up
Career Technology, which specializes in flexible PCBs, has seen shipments for consumer electronics products ramp up thanks to seasonal factors. Shipments for handsets, notebooks and other devices enabling stay-at-home initiatives are also expected to grow and drive its revenue growth in the second half of this year, according to the company.
Monday 26 July 2021
IC materials distributor CWE to transform into manufacturer
Chang Wah Electomaterials (CWE), after building a solid presence in the distribution of semiconductor materials, is on track to transform into a manufacturer of diverse materials including even front-end process solutions.
Monday 26 July 2021
PCB shipments for high-end car applications to rise notably in 2H21
Taiwan's automotive PCB makers are expected to significantly ramp up their shipments in the second half of the year as car chip shortages are improving along with a notable surge in capacity support from TSMC and other peer foundry houses, according to industry sources.
Monday 26 July 2021
Zhen Ding, AT&S keen on ABF substrates
Taiwan-based leading PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology and Austria's AT&S are set to enter the high-end ABF substrate segment where demand will stay robust through 2025, both making bold investment plans with solid support from major clients, according to industry sources.
Friday 23 July 2021
CWTC to embrace five golden years for leadframe sales
Taiwan's leading leadframe maker Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) is set to enjoy five golden years duing which supply will continue to fall short of demand, according to company chairman Canon Huang.
Friday 23 July 2021
Substrate maker Leatec optimistic about 3Q21
Taiwan-based Leatec Fine Ceramic, a dedicated maker of aluminum and ceramic substrates needed for manufacturing chip resistors, has expressed optimism about its operations in the third quarter of 2021.
Friday 23 July 2021
PCB firms shipping in small volumes for upcoming AirPods
Shipments of flexible PCBs (FPCB) and SiP modules for use in the next-generation AirPods have kicked off in small volumes, and will be scaled up between late third-quarter and fourth-quarter 2021, according to industry sources at the upstream supply chain of the AirPods.
Friday 23 July 2021
Wire-bonding quotes to hike again in 1H22 as materials costs surge
OSATs are expected to raise their quotes again for wire-bonding packaging services in the first half of 2022 to reflect ever-rising costs for materials such as leadframes and molding compounds as shortages worsen, according to industry sources.
Friday 23 July 2021
ABF substrate supply may stay short of demand through 2023
ABF substrate supply is likely to remain short of demand through 2023 although makers in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea have all geared up capacity expansions at the request of chipmaking clients, according to industry sources.
Thursday 22 July 2021
Long lead time becomes norm for IT supply chains
Taiwanese industrial IT product makers, including Foxlink, Delta Electronics, AcBel Polytech, FSP, and Winmate, have all warned that component shortages have become an issue that all supply chain companies need to deal with, as extensions in component deliveries have become a norm.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Daxin eyes significant business expansion in 2022
LCD chemical material supplier Daxin Materials will complete the construction of its new plant in Taichung, central Taiwan by the end of this year, laying the groundwork for significant business expansion in 2022.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Quartz component makers enjoy brisk order visibility
Taiwan-based quartz component suppliers including Harmony Electronics, Siward Crystal Technology, Tai-Saw Technology, Taitien Electronics and TXC have seen brisk order visibility through the first quarter of 2022, buoyed by growing demand for 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and EV-related device applications, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Compeq keenly exploring PCB for non-CE applications
Taiwan's PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing is guardedly optimistic about its shipment prospects for the second half of the year, and will continue to diversify its target markets to rely less on consumer electronics applications.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
PCB maker Dynamic to commercialize new capacity later in 3Q21
Taiwan-based PCB maker Dynamic Electronics expects additional production capacity at its factory site in Huangshi, China to come online later in third-quarter 2021 and contribute positively to its revenues and profits for the second half of the year.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
China vendors re-adopt ToF cameras for new flagship handsets
While Apple is expected to have at least its new iPhone Pro series for 2021 feature ToF-based LiDAR scanners, some Android handset vendors including China's Honor are poised to resume adoption of ToF cameras for their new flagship models, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
PCB makers continue to see shipments constrained
PCB manufacturers engaged in the notebook, tablet and other PC industry supply chain continue to see their shipments constrained by shortages of various chips in varying degrees, which may persist through the second half of this year, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Automotive component and parts suppliers cautious about 2H21
Automotive component and parts suppliers are cautious about shipments in the second half of this year, despite brisk order visibility they have, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
GaAs firms enjoy strong 5G PA demand for smartphones in 2H21
Power amplifier (PA) demand for 5G smartphones applications remains strong, and that for 5G base stations is picking up with order visibility strengthened, according to sources at GaAs IC firms.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Global demand for TWS-, smartphone-use VCSEL components to rebound in 2H21
Global demand for VCSEL components used in TWS (true wireless stereo) earphones and smartphones is expected to rebound in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
Monday 19 July 2021
ABF substrate prices poised to rise further in 2H21
ABF substrate prices are likely to rise quarter by quarter in the second half of the year, as demand for such substrates continues to outgrow new capacity supply, according to industry sources.
Monday 19 July 2021
YoungTek benefits from strong demand for IC testing, miniLED backlighting
IC testing service provider and equipment developer YoungTek Electronics (YTEC) has seen strong demand for IC testing services and equipment as well as equipment for miniLED backlighting, according to industry sources.
Monday 19 July 2021
FCCL maker Taiflex expects slight revenue growth in 2021
Taiwan-based FCCL specialist Taiflex Scientific has reiterated its revenue outlook this year of a slight increase compared to 2020.
Friday 16 July 2021
SAA expects higher PCB revenues for 2H21
Symtek Automation Asia (SAA), an automated semiconductor equipment supplier, has seen its first-tier customers raise capital spending in a bid to push their development of 5G and HPC technologies. This has driven up the number of new products it sent to the customers for verification, and given the company the opportunity to increase its product prices.