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FCCL maker Taiflex sees earnings hit 4-year low in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 24, 16:04

FCCL and PV back board maker Taiflex Scientific saw its net profits decline 20.6% on year to NT$580 million (US$18.86 million) in 2016, the lowest level in four years.

Kaimei Electronic fails to acquire significant stake in Ta-I

Feb 24, 15:03

Kaimei Electronic has failed to complete its bid for an up to 45% stake in rival capacitor company Ta-I Technology.

Diode maker Eris to hand out NT$3.46 in dividends for 2016

Newswatch - Feb 22, 21:36

Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Eris Technology plans to deal out dividends of NT$3.46 per share for 2016 compared to NT$0.63 distributed a year earlier.

PCB maker Tripod sees EPS hit 5-year high in 2016

Newswatch - Feb 22, 14:45

PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.573 billion (US$116.15 million) for 2016, increasing 26% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.80 for 2016, the highest level in five years.

TXC pre-tax profits fall nearly 40% in January

Stockwatch - Feb 16, 09:56

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$82 million (US$2.66 million) for January 2017, down 39.6% on year. Pre-tax EPS for the month came to NT$0.22.

LandMark Optoelectronics 4Q16 net profit hits record low

Feb 15, 23:03

LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers used to make optical communication components, released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016 at a February 14 investors conference, with net profit of NT$86 million (US$2.7 million) marking a quarterly low.

Chin-Poon, Tripod January revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 14:48

PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology have both reported on-year revenue decreases of 6.8% and 9.7%, respectively, for January 2017.

Win Semi expects to post flat 1Q17 revenues

Feb 10, 16:11

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post flat sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2017, while gross margin will be better than the prior quarter's level.

Kinsus posts 2016 EPS of NT$5.01

Feb 8, 21:47

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced net profits for 2016 fell 23.1% to NT$2.23 billion (US$71.8 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$5.01.

Compeq Manufacturing reports revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:37

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.872 billion (US$124.57 million) for January 2017, representing a 18.76% drop on month and 4.52% increase on year.

Machvision January revenues surge 64%

Feb 8, 10:48

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.66 million (US$2.3 million) for January 2017, up 63.7% from a year ago and 11.5% sequentially.

Yageo January revenues increase 15.7% on month

Stockwatch - Feb 7, 11:09

Passive component firm Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.63 billion (US$85.3 million) for January 2017, up 15.7% sequentially but down 3.4% on year.

Copper foil maker Co-Tech 1Q17 revenues expected to rise

Feb 7, 11:07

Co-Tech Copper Foil is expected to post sequential revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017, as supply of copper foil is tight, according to industry sources.

Win Semi, VPEC to post brisk 2Q17 results

Feb 7, 11:03

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors and epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to enjoy brisk sales in the second quarter of 2017 as customers roll out new products while sales generated from the optical communication sector bring in new revenues, according to market sourc...

FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues down in January

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 21:29

Flexible PCB and integrated component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$407 million (US$13.16 million) for January, down 25% on quarter and 14% on year.

Machvision posts NT$4.67 EPS for 2016

Feb 2, 14:55

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported net profits of NT$199 million (US$6.4 million) on record consolidated revenues of NT$810 million for 2016. EPS for the year came to NT$4.67.

Dialog, Energous unveil RF power transmitter IC for wireless charging

Feb 2, 14:12

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting and Bluetooth low energy technology, in partnership with Energous, the developer of WattUp, a wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, has announced...

Samsung and Apple remain top global semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Feb 2, 10:43

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top-two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together consumed US$61.7 billion of semiconductors in 2016, an increase of US$0.4 billion from 2015.

FPCB maker Flexium earnings up in 4Q16, but down for all of 2016

Newswatch - Jan 25, 15:54

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnected has reported net profits of NT$1.026 billion (US$32.73 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 41.7% on quarter and 30% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$3.66.

Diode maker Eris to post 30% profit growth in 2017

Jan 25, 14:11

Taiwan-based Eris Technology's profitability in 2017 is expected to be boosted by stable orders from US-based Diodes, which is gearing up for expansion in the automotive electronics sector.

Chilisin eyeing top-3 spot in passive component segment

Jan 25, 11:00

Acquiring fellow passive component companies Ralec Electronic and Ferroxcube will help Chilisin Electronics improve its global market share, according to company president Shih-ying Chung. Chilisin is aiming to become a global top-3 passive components supplier, said Chung.

Chilisin, Ralec to merge

Stockwatch - Jan 23, 21:54

Taiwan-based passive component makers Chilisin Electronics and Ralec Electronic have announced jointly plans to merge through a share swap, according to filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Chilisin to acquire ferrite cores maker Ferroxcube

Stockwatch - Jan 23, 21:49

Passive component maker Chilisin Electronics has announced plans to acquire ferrite cores supplier Ferroxcube, 100% held by Yageo, for a total of about EUR133.2 million (US$142.76 million).

Passive component supplier Ta-I to buy back shares to fend off a tender offer

Newswatch - Jan 23, 10:17

Taiwan-based passive component supplier Ta-I Technology has announced that it plans to buy back 10 million shares from the local stock market at prices ranging from NT$15.50-29.50 during the period from January 23 to March 22.

Semiconductor M&A reach peak in 2015-2016, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 14:50

More than two dozen acquisition agreements were announced by semiconductor companies worldwide in 2016, with a combined value of US$98.5 billion compared to the record-high of US$103.3 billion in purchases struck in 2015, when over 30 deals were reached, according to IC Insights.

Lite-On Semi enters supply chain for next-generation iPhone, says report

Newswatch - Jan 19, 15:24

Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has entered the supply chain for the next-generation iPhone 8 by providing GPP bridge rectifiers for the support of fast wireless charging, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

Jan 18, 21:40

Taiwan-based Wavetek Microelectronics, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC) dedicated to providing 6-inch GaAs foundry services for fabless and IDM companies, has expressed optimism about the compound semiconductor market's growth driven by robust radio-frequency (RF) component demand.

CMOS image sensor demand promising

Jan 18, 10:51

High-resolution automative panels and handsets with dual-lens camera modules will spur demand for CMOS image sensors, particularly high-end ones, according to industry sources.

Certification service provider IST reports decreased earning for 4Q16

Jan 17, 14:06

Certification service provider Integrated Service Technology (IST) has reported net profits of NT$20.62 million (US$651,055) for the fourth quarter of 2016, down 52.13% on quarter and 69.58% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.36 for the quarter.

TXC posts pre-tax EPS of 3.83 for 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 17, 11:00

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.19 billion (US$37.43 million) for 2016, up 9.2% on year, with pre-tax EPS reaching NT$3.83.

Certification service provider Material Analysis steps up investment in China

Jan 13, 14:14

Taiwan-based certification service provider Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek) has disclosed plans to invest more than NT$200 million (US$6.33 million) in its operations in China, which will be subject to approval by Taiwan's Investment Commission.

Ichia sees earnings increase 5-fold sequentially in 4Q16

Newswatch - Jan 12, 15:39

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported net profits of NT$115 million (US$3.604 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, a five-fold increase from the previous quarter.

Tripod revenues up on year in December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:10

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.639 billion (US$114.06 million) for December 2016, representing a 5.63% drop on month and 1.94% increase on year.

Win Semi posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 11, 11:22

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors' revenues for 2016 hit a record high of NT$13.61 billion (US$425.9 million), and net profits for the first three quarters of the year already exceeded those for all of 2015.

Chin-Poon Industrial reports revenues for December 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:32

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.995 billion (US$62.48 million) for December 2016, representing a 5.07% drop on month and 6.26% increase on year.

Protective device maker Thinking reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 14:37

Circuit protection device maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$516.39 million (US$16.152 million) for December, up 1.78% on month and 14.56% on year.

Compeq December revenues slip 1%

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 16:24

PCB firm Compeq Manufacturing saw its December revenues slip about 1% sequentially to NT$4.77 billion (US$149 million).

LTCC module maker ACX reports increased sales for 2016

Newswatch - Jan 6, 14:39

Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a multi-layer ceramic device and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) module maker, saw its revenues down 2.87% on month but up 2.4% on year to NT$169 million (US$5.29 million) in December 2016.

Mag.Layers Scientific sees revenues up over 11% on year in 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 14:09

Passive component and module maker Mag.Layers Scientific Technics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$262 million (US$8.2 million) for December, decreasing 7.74% on month and 1.18% on year.

Yageo 2016 revenues rise 7.6%

Stockwatch - Jan 5, 15:38

Passive component maker Yageo saw its 2016 revenues increase 7.6% from a year to NT$29.62 billion (US$928.3 million). 2016 also marked the second consecutive year of record revenues.

CCL maker Iteq December revenues hit 57-month high

Newswatch - Jan 5, 11:31

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturer Iteq has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.832 billion (US$56.83 million) for December 2016, up 9.11% on month and 5.4% on year. The monthly figures were the company's 57-month high.

PCB inspection equipment firm Machvision posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 4, 11:00

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$805 million (US$24.9 million) for 2016.

Ichia revenues fall 17% in 2016

Stockwatch - Jan 4, 10:51

Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$541 million (US$16.7 million) for December 2016, down 8% sequentially but up 7% on year.

Sintronic to set up polycrystalline sapphire production line

Jan 3, 11:47

Diode rectifier seller and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) lighting maker Sintronic Technology will set up a polycrystalline sapphire production line in southern Taiwan in first-quarter 2017, with production to begin in the following quarter, according to the company.

Lite-On Semi ramping GPP diode shipments to China, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 28, 15:33

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has been ramping up shipments of its GPP (glass passivated package) diodes to the smartphone sector in China, driving revenue growth at the company, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

PCB maker Unimicron developing SLP products

Newswatch - Dec 28, 14:16

PCB maker Unimicron Technology has set aside a capex budget of NT$4.946 billion (US$153.19 million) for 2017, according to the company.

Zhen Ding, other PCB makers stepping into production of substrate-like PCB products, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 27, 15:43

PCB and FPCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has stepped into the development of substrate-like PCB (SLP) products in order to cope with demand from smartphone vendors, particularly Apple, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

FPCB makers expected to see weak 1H17

Dec 22, 15:26

Flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are expected to see weak revenue performances for the first five months in 2017 as demand for iPhone 7 has started weakening and the two suppliers are unlikely to regain their momentum until Apple begins to prepare...

FPCB maker Flexium to buy back 9 million shares

Newswatch - Dec 21, 22:54

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect plans to buy back as many as nine million units of its shares directly from the local stock market within the next two months. The repurchased treasury shares will be distributed to employees, the company said.

Solenoid maker Tai Shing sees stock price surge over 40% on first trading session

Dec 21, 14:04

The stock of own-brand solenoid and solenoid valve maker Tai Shing Electronics Components debuted on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market on December 21 with an initial price of NT$40 (US$1.25) per share.

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