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  • Last update: Tuesday 10 May 2016 [183 news items]

Sigurd to buy back stock

Aug 24, 10:55

Taiwan-based testing company Sigurd Microelectronics plans to buy back three million shares of its common stock at a price range between NT$15 (US$0.52) and NT$25 per share from August...

IC testers KYEC, SCT suffer large sequential decrease in 2Q11 profits

Aug 24, 01:00

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor (SCT), providers of IC testing services, saw net profits for the second quarter of 2011 drop 52.0% and 31.0% seq...

KYEC lands new order for FRAM

May 26, 01:00

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has obtained orders from Ramtron International, a supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), according to the chip assembly and...

KYEC expects rebound in 2H11

May 19, 01:10

IC testing firm King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects a rebound in the second half of 2011 following a weaker-than-expected second quarter. Orders have picked up since mid-May, according...

IC testing firm Thailin to control packaging house ChipMOS Shanghai

Apr 25, 15:58

IC testing house Thailin Semiconductor will spend US$39.95 million to take up the control of ChipMOS Technologies (Shanghai) through the purchase of Modern Mind Technology, which...

Ardentec sees chip demand rebound in 2H11

Apr 22, 16:16

There will be a rebound in demand for semiconductors during the second half of 2011, according to Chi-Ming Chang, president of Taiwan-based test company Ardentec. The impact of Japan's...

IC testing firm KYEC cautious about 2Q11

Apr 11, 15:04

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has expressed concerns that it may experience a particularly weak second quarter of 2011, as clients turn cautious about placing orders due to shortages...

Ardentec to set up subsidiary in Korea

Jan 14, 01:55

Wafer probing service provider Ardentec plans to invest NT$353 million (US$12.2 million) to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in South Korea, eyeing orders from local foundry chipmakers,...

IC testing firms report mixed November results

Dec 9, 02:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics have announced slides in November 2010 revenues from the previous month, while Ardentec saw November sales grow about 2% on...

Etrend to enhance wafer probing, QFN test offerings

Nov 23, 01:45

Testing company Etrend Hightech will extend its wafer probing and QFN (quad-flat-pack-no lead) backend service offerings in 2011, while maintaining analog and mixed-signal IC testing...

Analog IC testing firm Etrend sees weak performance for 4Q10

Nov 19, 10:15

Etrend Hightech, a Taiwan-based testing company specializing in analog and mixed-signal ICs, has said its overall capacity utilization will drop to 70% in the fourth quarter of 2010...

Verigy, LTX-Credence to merge

Nov 19, 01:00

Verigy and LTX-Credence on November 18 announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined company, to be called Verigy, will feature a portfolio of...

KYEC, Ardentec October sales down on-month

Nov 9, 11:47

Wafer probing service providers King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Ardentec have both reported slight decreases in October 2010 sales from the previous month.

Ardentec and Sigurd 1Q-3Q10 net profits jump, KYEC turns profitable

Nov 2, 12:04

Ardentec and Sigurd Microelectronics both saw significant on-year growth in their net profits for the first three quarters of 2010, while fellow IC testing firm King Yuan Electronics...

KYEC adopts Verigy tools for logic IC testing

Sep 7, 13:45

Verigy recently announced that King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has ordered and installed several of its V93000 SOC testers with pin-scale digital cards for testing high-volume semiconductors...

IC testing house Sigurd 2Q10 profits up 56%

Aug 24, 13:58

Sigurd Microelectronics, which mainly tests consumer and PC system ICs, saw its net profits for the second quarter of 2010 grow 56% sequentially to NT$364 million (US$11.4 million),...

ASE to buy EEMS plant in Singapore for US$67.7 million

Aug 3, 11:35

Chip packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced plans to acquire the Singapore unit of Italian chip assembly company EEMS for US$67.7 millio...

IC testing company KYEC purchases NT$600 million of equipment

Stockwatch - Jul 23, 17:10

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has acquired a total of 17 sets of equipment for NT$593.59 million (US$18.47 million) from Verigy, according to a company filing with...

Global memory testing market remains weak in 2010, says Verigy executive

Jul 22, 16:39

The global memory testing market will remain weak for all of 2010 as capex budgets for the purchase of memory testing equipment are increasing slowly, according to Mark Allison, vice...

Chip foundries and backend firms to operate under tight schedules in 3Q10

Jul 13, 16:14

Taiwan-based wafer foundries and IC packaging and testing houses, which have seen their in-house capacity fall short of customer demand since early 2010, will continue to operate...

IC testing houses see record sales in June 2010

Jul 8, 12:43

Sigurd Microelectronics and Ardentec have both reported record consolidated revenues for June, joining fellow King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) that saw its June sales reach an all-time...

IC testing firm Sigurd revises 2010 capex, to expand capacity

Jun 22, 16:54

Sigurd Microelectronics has budgeted NT$2.94 billion (US$92 million) in capex to boost its production capacity in 2010, chairman Sidney Huang said during the company's recent shareholders...

IC and LED backend service provider Youngtek raises capex budget for 2010

May 12, 17:06

IC and LED backend service provider Youngtek Electronics has decided to raise its capex budget for 2010 to NT$820 million (US$25.93 million) from the NT$600-650 million as originally...

KYEC, Sigurd enjoy robust April sales

May 11, 14:41

IC testing houses King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics have both report sequential revenue growth for April 2010, boosted by strong demand from chip cus...

KYEC and Sigurd see flat revenues in 1Q10, but Ardentec sales grow

Newswatch - Apr 9, 16:18

IC testing houses King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics both saw revenues for the first quarter of 2010 remain almost flat sequentially, whereas peer Ardentec enjoyed...

IC testing firms KYEC, Ardentec positive about 2Q10

Mar 22, 16:25

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Ardentec are both seeing increased demand for LCD driver ICs, communications chips and power management (PWM) ICs, with order visibility being clear...

Chroma Ate sees revenues up 84% in February 2010

Mar 9, 11:27

Test and measurement instrument supplier Chroma Ate has announced revenues for February 2010 jumped 84% on year to NT$321 million (US$10 million). Revenues for the first two months...

Seasonality not impacting 1Q10 revenues as much as expected, say IC testing houses

Mar 2, 12:18

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Sigurd Microelectronics and Ardentec all expect their first-quarter revenues to stay flat or drop by single digits sequentially, as customers have not...

Chroma Ate sees order visibility extend to 3Q10

Mar 1, 13:54

Test and measurement instrument supplier Chroma Ate has seen its order visibility extended to the third quarter of 2010, with new orders focusing on testing equipment for LED, solar,...

Chroma Ate chairman Leo Huang

IC testing firm KYEC to see strong 1Q10

Jan 22, 15:28

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is estimated to see revenues decrease by less than 5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2010, compared to drops of 10% or more usually seen in previous...

Testing houses Ardentec, UTAC enter MediaTek supply chain

Jan 5, 11:37

MediaTek has recently added two testing partners, Ardentec and UTAC Taiwan, and given them small-volume orders to help diversify risk, according to industry sources.

LED sorting to drive Youngtek revenue growth in 2010

Dec 21, 12:08

Buoyant demand for LED sorting will be a major revenue growth driver for Youngtek Electronics (YTEC) in 2010, according to market watchers, adding that the Taiwan-based chip testing...

TSMC to raise orders to testing partners, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 15, 16:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to no longer add new capacity for wafer testing, and increase its outsourcing to backend partners Ardentec and STATS ChipPAC...

Wafer testing house Ardentec expects growth for 4Q09

Dec 15, 11:45

Wafer testing house Ardentec has estimated its fourth-quarter revenues will defy seasonal patterns to record a sequential growth, with order visibility already stretching to February...

IC testing firm KYEC says no capex growth for 2010

Dec 11, 16:07

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) plans to scale down its capex for 2010 to below NT$2 billion (US$61.92 billion) from the NT$2.3 billion in 2009, in a move...

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