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Notebook ODMs pushing production capacity in inland China for higher profit

Sep 4, 01:05

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have recently been accelerating the process of moving production lines into inland China (western China) for the purpose of raising their profits, as they...

Inventec sees strong 2Q12 profits, benefiting from server business

Aug 31, 01:30

Inventec has announced its first half financial report with net profit after tax of NT$1.78 billion (US$59.45 million), up 153.51% on year, and EPS reaching NT$0.50, up from 0.24%...

Flexium looks to rising capacity utilization rate through 4Q12

Aug 30, 14:58

Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect expects its capacity utilization rate to rebound to 70% in the third quarter and to 90% in the fourth quarter, buoyed by orders from...

Flexium expects 3Q12 capacity utilization rate to rise

Aug 28, 01:25

Taiwan-based flexible PCB maker Flexium has been seeing its capacity utilization rate drop to 50-60% in the second quarter from 90% in the first quarter. Nevertheless, the firm believes...

Digitimes Research: LG Innotek expects LED utilization rate to exceed 50% in 2H12

Aug 22, 10:34

The LED business unit of LG Innotek has been seeing a low capacity utilization rate, hence Digitimes Research expects its 2012 profit margin to be negative 4-6%. Despite the negative...

Resistor maker Ta-I keeps capacity utilization rate at 80-85%

Jul 24, 13:50

Ta-I Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of chip resistors, has had its production capacity utilization rate running at 80-85% recently, while keeping a low level of inventory because...

Chassis makers Ju Teng and Catchers expected to benefit from 7-inch tablet PCs

Jul 17, 01:25

Ju Teng and Catcher Technology are expected to see strong performances in the second half of the year since Ju Teng is reportedly the chassis supplier of Google's Nexus 7 and strong...

Thinking Electronic sees decreased April revenues

May 7, 10:24

Thinking Electronic Industrial, a Taiwan-based maker of thermistors, has reported April consolidated revenues of NT$363 million down 2.37% on month and 2.54% on year, while January-April...

Chimei Innolux capacity utilization rate to reach over 90% in 2Q12

May 2, 13:08

Chimei Innolux (CMI) expects its production capacity utilization rate to climb over 90% and its shipments of all sizes of LCD panels to grow 10-20% sequentially in the second quarter...

CMI capacity utilization rate reaching 80%, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 9, 11:44

The capacity utilization rate of Chimei Innolux (CMI) will rebound to over 80% in April, buoyed by increasing panel orders from Japan-based brand vendors including Sony and Hitachi,...

VIS sees falling shipments, utilization rate in 1Q12

Feb 21, 01:20

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its wafer shipments to decrease 4-6% sequentially in the first quarter of 2012, with the utilization rate edging lower.

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu

China tier-two solar module utilization rate fell to record low in 4Q11, says IMS Research

Jan 10, 15:05

The average production capacity utilization rate of China-based tier-two crystalline solar module manufacturers fell to just 35% in fourth-quarter 2011, according to IMS Research...

LCD panel fab loading rates increase in October, says DisplaySearch

Nov 11, 10:23

Over the past few months, TFT LCD panel makers have been controlling production to minimize inventories and reduce losses. Despite this, according to DisplaySearch, October loading...

Globalfoundries says utilization to fall for mature technologies in 2H11

Sep 15, 11:30

Globalfoundries has pointed out that its capacity utilization for 65nm and more mature processing is expected to fall 10-15% in the second half of 2011 from the first half, but advanced...

Large-size LCD panel makers reducing output

Sep 13, 14:26

Large-area panel makers are reducing output hoping to boost slumping panel prices. Among them, LG Display (LGD) has reportedly reduced its 8.5G plant utilization rate, with the possibility...

UMC may see operating loss in 4Q11, say analysts

Sep 6, 11:33

Taiwan-based foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) is likely to see its third-quarter 2011 operation fall short of its forecast made in early August, and suffer an operating...

UMC HQ

UMC encourages employees to take holiday amid demand slowdown

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:35

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has encouraged certain employees stationed at some of its wafer fabs, which are seeing lower utilization rate, to begin taking annual leave...

Pegatron receives orders for 15 million iPhone 5s from Apple

Jul 5, 01:10

Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed orders for 15 million iPhone 5s (iPhone 4S) from Apple and is set to start shipping in September of 2011,...

Some Taiwan solar cell makers aiming at full utilization in August

Jun 30, 09:44

Some first-tier Taiwan-based makers of crystalline silicon solar cells, viewing that demand in Europe is likely to rebound in the third quarter because Germany has decided not to...

SMIC posts 1Q11 profits; 65nm sales contribution rise

May 20, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has reported net profits of US$10.2 million on consolidated revenues of US$370.6 million for the first quarter of 2011,...

TSMC utilization rate drops to 85-90% in 2Q11

Apr 25, 14:03

With orders from the communications sector slowing down, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to generate a 5% drop sequentially in total wafer starts in...

Epistar February revenues down sequentially, Tekcore up

Mar 9, 01:30

LED chipmaker Epistar saw its February 2011 revenues drop 1.95% sequentially, while fellow chipmaker Tekcore reported an 12% increase on month.

VIS utilization rate to rise in 1Q11

Feb 1, 12:22

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its capacity utilization rate will climb to 84-86% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 73% in the previous quarter. The company...

Taiwan LCD panel makers increasing utilization rates

Jan 17, 15:43

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers, including AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI), are reportedly increasing their utilization rates in anticipation of possible labor shortages...

Korea panel utilization rate reaches over 90% in November, says DisplaySearch

Dec 14, 14:09

Korea-based TFT-LCD panel makers' average utilization rates reached over 90% in November, while Taiwan-based panel makers were gradually increasing their utilization rates mainly...

IC capacity utilization drops to 95.2% in 3Q10, SICAS figures show

Nov 19, 12:15

Global IC industry capacity utilization dropped to 95.2% in the third quarter of 2010 from 95.6% in the second, according to the latest data from Semiconductor Industry Capacity Statistics...

CPT expects utilization rate to exceed 80% in 4Q10

Nov 5, 01:15

As IT (notebook and monitor) panel prices started to rebound due to returning demand, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has recently started to see orders to return, and expects its utilization...

VIS forecasts drops in 4Q10 shipments, utilization rate

Nov 2, 16:30

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its fourth-quarter 2010 wafer shipments to decrease 30% from the third quarter. Meanwhile, the average utilization rate will slip...

LCD panel demand will be good in 2011

Sep 29, 01:50

Overall demand for TFT-LCD panel makers in 2011 is expected to be good, panel makers in the first half of 2011 are expected to benefit from the fact that inventory levels were adjusted,...

Chipbond likely to miss revenue guidance for 3Q10

Sep 24, 01:05

Chipbond Technology will likely see revenues for the third quarter of 2010 remain flat on quarter, missing its guidance of 5-10% growth, according to market watchers. The driver-IC...

Taiwan and Japan flat panel makers lower utilization rates

Sep 16, 02:35

Taiwan- and Japan-based flat panel makers began to reduce their production recently, lowering their capacity utilization rates to 60-70% on average, and even to below 50% for some...

AUO investment in China still under examination, says economics minister

Sep 15, 12:02

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is still in the process of examining the investment project proposed by AU Optronics (AUO) to set up a 7.5G TFT-LCD panel production plant...

GTOC reports 14% sequential drop for August revenues

Sep 7, 11:31

Optical glass processing services provider G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC), a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, saw its August revenues decrease 14% sequentially but increase 367% on...

TPK sees strong profit in 1H10

Sep 2, 16:27

Touch panel maker TPK Touch Solutions has announced consolidated revenues of NT$15.99 billion (US$499.53 million) with net profits of NT$1.46 billion and an EPS of NT$7.30 for the...

CF makers Cando, Sintek report losses for 1H10

Aug 31, 16:16

Taiwan-based color filter (CF) makers Cando and Sintek Photronic have posted net losses of NT$311 million (US$9.705 million) and NT$553 million, respectively, for the first half of...

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