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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...

CMI, CPT to reduce utilization rates by 20%, say sources

Aug 27, 16:36

Chimei Innolux (CMI) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) are expected to reduce their utilization rates by 20% in response to dropping panel demand, according to market sources.

Global IC capacity utilization hits 95.6% in 2Q10, SICAS figures show

Aug 18, 10:32

The global IC capacity utilization rate reached 95.6% in the second quarter of 2010, up from 93.2% in the first, according to the latest data from Semiconductor Industry Capacity...

Mixed opinions on 4Q10 pricing for LCD TV panels, say Taiwan makers

Aug 17, 12:27

Some TFT-LCD panel makers expect panel prices to continue falling until the first quarter of 2011. But others hold the optimistic opinion that prices will rebound in the fourth quarter...

CMI posts net profit of almost NT$10 billion for 2Q10

Aug 10, 12:07

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Chimei Innolux (CMI) has announced net profit of NT$9.538 billion (US$300.49 million) for the second quarter of 2010 with an EPS of NT$1.43.

AUO announces panel utilization reduction for 3Q10

Jul 29, 15:55

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it will reduce its panel utilization from close to fully-loaded in the second quarter of 2010 to 90-93% for the third quarter to avoid inventory pi...

J Touch to reach full utilization in August

Jul 23, 15:53

Touch panel maker J Touch expects its production to reach full utilization in August and is planning a new capacity expansion project for glass-based capacitive touch panels for the...

Taiwan-based touch panel makers look to hike yield rates

Jul 20, 15:21

Taiwan-based touch panel makers such as Young Fast Optoelectronics, Wintek and TPK Touch Solutions, besides expanding capacities to meet strong demand, are stepping up efforts to...

SPIL posts weaker-than-expected 1Q10 results

Apr 29, 11:11

Chip packaging and testing house Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw net profits for the first quarter of 2010 decline 60% sequentially to NT$1.51 billion (US$48.31 million)...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

Specialty IC foundry VIS seeing utilization grow on driver IC demand

Apr 27, 13:58

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has boosted its capacity utilization rate to 85% in the second quarter of 2010 from 75% in the first, mainly thanks to increased demand...

Inductor maker Chilisin sees profits up over 200% sequentially in 1Q10

Apr 16, 15:48

Inductor maker Chilisin Electronics has posted net profits of NT$92 million (US$2.93 million) for the first quarter of 2010, up 219% from the previous quarter. The first quarter earnings...

Walton to add capacity, employees in 2010 to satisfy DDR3 testing demand

Mar 17, 12:00

Walton Advanced Engineering (WAE) is mulling plans to expand its existing facility and revise upward its capex for 2010, having seen strong orders mainly for DDR3 memory testing,...

UMC sees February 2010 revenues up on month

Mar 9, 15:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$8.63 billion (US$271 million) for February 2010, up 0.4% on month. On an annual basis, the sales jumped 174.7%...

Chipbond seeing high utilization rates

Feb 26, 16:56

LCD driver IC backend house Chipbond Technology has stated that its utilization rates for the ongoing first quarter has returned to the high levels recorded in the third quarter of...

Solid capacitor makers look to rising utilization rates

Feb 12, 15:06

Taiwan-based solid capacitor makers, including Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial and Lelon Electronics, have recently seen their capacity utilization rates climb higher thanks...

UMC swings to profit in 4Q09; increases 2010 capex

Feb 3, 16:31

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced net profits of NT$4.396 billion (US$137 million) for the fourth quarter of 2009, showing a return to profitability from losses...

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