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CMO utilization rate breaks 85%

Jun 11, 11:04

Kuo Chen-Lung, VP of sales and marketing at Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), has noted that the company's current LCD panel utilization rate has already surpassed 85% because of panel...

Driver IC backend suppliers May sales up on improved utilization

Newswatch - Jun 9, 16:41

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC backend service providers Chipbond Technology and International Semiconductor Technology (IST) both enjoyed double-digit sequential growths in revenues...

Chipbond production line

Leadframe makers rebuilding inventory to meet demand for wireless chips

Newswatch - May 20, 15:42

Tight supply of leadframes used in quad-flat-pack-no lead (QFN) packaging for network and communication chips is expected to ease at the end of May 2009, as Japan-based material suppliers...

CPT expects white-box handset panel orders from China to decrease, says president

May 20, 14:47

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has adjusted is client structure to give shipment priority to own-brand handset vendors as it forecasts a drop in orders...

Thailin may remain unprofitable in 2Q09 on weak memory testing, says general manager

May 20, 11:41

IC testing company Thailin Semiconductor has estimated that revenues for the current quarter will increase at least 20% sequentially thanks to growing demand for LCD controller ICs,...

ThaiLin general manager Cho Lien-fa

KYEC 3Q09 sales may grow by double-digits, says CEO

May 19, 14:42

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) stands a good chance of enjoying double-digit sales growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2009, thanks to improved order...

LCD driver IC backend capacity tight on material shortage

May 18, 15:00

LCD driver IC makers are being hit by tight packaging capacity at back-end service suppliers due to a shortage of chip on film (COF) tapes, according to industry sources.

Wu

ChipMOS expects margins to turn positive by 4Q09

May 15, 15:28

Taiwan's ChipMOS Technologies, which saw its fourth straight quarterly loss in the first quarter of 2009, has said it expects gross margins to return to positive levels by the fourth...

Epistar and Opto Tech see order visibility extend to September

May 14, 16:19

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Epistar and Opto Tech have seen their order visibility for blue LED chips extend into September 2009 amid increasing demand for LED backlighting, according...

PTI cautious about taking low-margin orders for logic ICs

May 8, 16:34

Memory packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) will be more cautious about taking low-margin orders for logic ICs, after seeing ASPs of logic IC packaging drop...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

Semiconductor manufacturing utilization set to rise in 2Q09, says iSuppli

May 8, 09:57

The global semiconductor manufacturing industry is expected to take one small step back from the precipice in the second quarter, as utilization rises for the first time in a year,...

Probe card maker MPI sees April revenues increase

May 7, 17:01

Taiwan-based probe card maker MJC Probe (MPI) saw its revenues grow 7.5% sequentially to NT$112 million (US$3.38 million) in April on monthly shipments of 248,000 units and a utilization...

PTI 2Q09 sales expected to rise 10-15% sequentially

Newswatch - May 6, 11:40

Memory packaging and testing specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has estimated revenues for the second quarter are likely to grow 10-15% sequentially. Overall utilization rate for...

Optoelectronic PCB makers seeing high utilization rates

May 5, 17:11

Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT), Dynamic Electronics and Tripod Technology have seen increasing demand for optoelectronic PCBs from China, Europe and the US. TPT and Dynamic are running...

VIS expects to turn profitable in 2Q09

May 5, 16:45

Taiwan's specialty IC foundry service provider Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) said Monday (May 4) that it stands a chance of swinging to a profit in the second quarter...

Leuh Fang, president of VIS

Flash maker Macronix seeing improved utilization rate

Apr 30, 17:10

NOR flash maker Macronix International (MXIC) expects its utilization rate to improve to 85-90% during the current quarter compared to 47% in the first, according to company chairman...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

PCB maker Unimicron sees growing orders for notebooks and consumer electronics devices

Apr 29, 11:46

Unimicron Technology has said demand for notebook and consumer electronics applications has been strong so far this quarter and order visibility has improved. The company's second-quarter...

unimicron

Innolux reports profits for 2008

Apr 28, 14:20

Taiwan-based LCD panel and system maker Innolux Display has reported profits of NT$4.85 billion (US$143.85 million) for 2008. The company had profits of NT$6.87 billion through the...

AUO to increase 2009 capex to bring forward 8.5G volume production

Apr 24, 14:15

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is optimistic about the current panel industry and will increase its 2009 capex to NT$50-60 billion (US$1.48-1.78 billion) from...

AUO 1Q09 loss narrows; expects significant improvement to 2Q09 utilization

Apr 23, 16:45

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its first-quarter consolidated losses narrowed to NT$20.22 billion (US$597 million) from NT$26.6 billion seen in the fourth quarter, thanks to...

AUO and CMO expected to forecast better performance in 2Q09

Apr 23, 11:42

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are expected to forecast better shipments, revenues, ASPs and utilization rates for the second...

LCD panel shipments expected to grow 30% in 2Q09

Apr 22, 16:45

Global TFT-LCD panel shipments in the second quarter of 2009 are estimated to increase by 30% on a quarterly basis due to growing demand, according to industry sources.

Taiwan maker Co-Tech hikes May quotes for copper foil by 5-10%

Apr 21, 17:04

Taiwan-based copper foil supplier Co-Tech has notified copper-clad laminate (CCL) customers that it will raise product prices in May by 5-10% and may further increase prices in June...

Nearly 60% of China chip manufacturing goes unused in 1Q09, says iSuppli

Apr 21, 14:32

Once the world's fastest-growing chip-manufacturing region, China hit an all-time low in the first quarter of 2009, with nearly 60% of the nation's semiconductor manufacturing capacity...

Wafer supply tightening amid high utilization rates at pure-play foundries

Newswatch - Apr 16, 14:23

The supply of 8-inch wafers, particularly epi wafers, has become increasingly tight recently while utilization rates at the 8-inch fabs of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Netbooks and 3G handsets seen as growth driver for foundry sector in 3Q09

Apr 15, 15:37

Orders from the netbook and 3G handset segments will help drive foundry growth for the third quarter of 2009, sources at semiconductor makers have commented. The sector already hit...

Passive component utilization rates climbing on resumed orders for notebooks

Apr 15, 15:25

Chip resistor maker Ta-I Technology and power choke specialist Cyntec have enjoyed rising utilization rates since March, thanks to resumed orders from the notebook segment. Ta-I noted...

Taiwan COF substrate makers see orders and utilization up

Apr 15, 11:58

Taiwan-based chip-on-film (COF) substrate makers have seen increased orders from Japan-based driver IC designers, including Renesas Technology and NEC, thanks to the appreciation...

LCD utilization to rise to nearly 80% in 2Q09, says DisplaySearch

Apr 15, 11:49

Average LCD panel fab utilization fell to an all-time low of 50% in January 2009, according to DisplaySearch. February utilization was 62%, March increased to 69% and the second-quarter...

PCB maker 2Q09 revenues expected to grow 20% on notebook demand

Apr 15, 11:12

PCB makers Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE), HannStar Board, Tripod Technology and Unitech Printed Circuit Board will likely enjoy 15-20% revenue growth sequentially in the second quarter,...

TSMC expected to remain profitable or break even in 1Q09

Apr 14, 16:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to maintain its profitability, or fall to its breakeven point, for the first quarter of 2009, according to market observers,...

Protective component maker Thinking seeing full utilization

Apr 10, 16:32

Taiwan-based protective commponent maker Thinking Electronic Industrial saw March revenues increase 22.6% to NT$141 million (US$4.18 million) driven by demand from PC and notebook...

VIS March revenues rise on orders transferred from TSMC

Apr 10, 14:50

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported a 28% sequential revenue growth for March. Industry sources have speculated that the second-tier foundry has received additional...

Quartz component makers to see improving utilization rates in 2Q09

Apr 9, 16:45

Taiwan-based quartz component makers TXC and Tai-Saw Technology expect their capacity utilization rates to continue to improve during the second quarter although first-quarter revenues...

Chip resistor makers see shipment growth in March

Newswatch - Apr 9, 16:27

Chip resistor makers Ta-I Technology and Ralec Electronic saw demand for chip resistors increase driven by strong sales of notebooks. Both companies have reported revenue growth for...

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