AWSC, VPEC June revenues rise
Jul 13, 21:12
GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its June revenues soar, while GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) enjoyed record high revenues during the month.
Chin-Poon posts gains in June revenues
Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:32
Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.998 billion (US$64.45 million) for June 2015, representing a 15.16% increase on month and 14.54% increase on year.
Ichia swings back to profitability in 2Q15
Newswatch - Jul 13, 10:26
Flexible PCB and handset keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$88 million (US$2.84 million) for the second quarter of 2015, reversing from a pre-tax loss of NT$86 million posted in the previous quarter.
Lite-On Semi 2Q15 sales up 11%
Jul 10, 15:41
Discrete IC specialist Lite-On Semiconductor saw its second-quarter revenues increase 11% sequentially to NT$2.42 billion (US$78 million).
PCB maker Zhen Ding sees revenues up in June
Newswatch - Jul 10, 15:40
PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.48 billion (US$112.23 million) for June, up 5% sequentially and 3% on year.
Tripod reports increases in June revenues
Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:42
Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.482 billion (US$112.26 million) for June 2015, representing a 5% increase on month and 2.88% increase on year.
Kinsus posts slow revenue growth in 2Q15
Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:31
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported slower-than-expected revenue growth for the second quarter of 2015, due mainly to decelerating smartphone demand in China. However, the company is expected to see its revenues rebound and increase up to 10% sequentially in the third quarter,...
Compeq to enjoy profit growth in 3Q15
Jul 9, 10:11
High-density interconnect (HDI) PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing will see its gross margin and profits rise substantially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to shipments for Apple's upcoming iPhone, according to market watchers.
FCCL maker AEM reports decreased June revenues
Jul 9, 10:08
Flexible copper clad-laminate (FCCL) maker Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) has reported revenues of NT$119 million (US$3.8 million) for June 2015, up 4.15% on month but down 26.15% on year.
Compeq Manufacturing revenues increase in June
Stockwatch - Jul 8, 15:43
Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.223 billion (US$103.84 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.83% increase on month and 28.65% increase on year.
Diode maker Eris 1H15 revenues flat
Jul 7, 14:52
Consolidated revenues at Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, amounted to NT$567 million (US$18.3 million) in the first half of 2015 - almost flat from a year ago.
Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%
Jul 6, 21:54
Consolidated revenues at pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors came to NT$3.1 billion (US$100.2 million) in the second quarter of 2015, representing growth of 10.4% on quarter and 25.9% on year.
Taiwan IC distributors optimistic about demand for handsets, TVs
Jul 3, 15:07
Chip demand for handsets will enjoy a seasonal pick-up in the second half of 2015, while shorter TV replacement cycles and the trend towards higher resolutions will drive the number of LCD driver ICs used, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC distributors.
LandMark Optoelectronics to list on OTC
Jul 2, 11:45
GaAs- and InP-based LD (laser diode) and PD (photo diode) epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics will shift its listing from Taiwan's Emerging Stock Market to the over-the-counter (OTC) board on July 22 at a tentative price of NT$230 (US$7.40) per share, according to the company.
Flexium earnings set to soar in 2015
Jul 1, 15:46
Flexible PCB supplier Flexium Interconnect is set to report significant profit growth for 2015, thanks mainly to orders for Apple's iPhone 6 models, according to market sources.
ANStek looks to revenue and profit growth in 2015
Jun 25, 15:39
IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) is looking to post revenue and profit growth in 2015, thanks to a broader product portfolio including a complete offering for the era of Industry 4.0, according to company president Mark Lee.
Apple to increase flexible PCB purchases, say sources
Jun 25, 14:29
The forthcoming iPhone 6S series will feature Force Touch technology, which will demand more flexible PCBs (FPCB). As a result, Apple is set to increase orders to its FPCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Chin-Poon to see sales peak in 3Q15
Newswatch - Jun 24, 22:21
PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial expects its sales to peak in the third quarter of 2015 before taking a slight downward correction in the fourth quarter, according to company chairman Vincent Huang.
GlobalWafers expects global IC market to be stable in 2H15
Jun 23, 21:17
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects the global IC market to be stable in the second half of 2015 mainly due to stable demand for ICs used in smart wearable devices and smartphones as well as automotive ICs and power ICs, according to the company.
Unimicron expects recovery starting 2Q15
Jun 18, 10:37
Taiwan's Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, expects business to pick up in the second quarter and continue to recover for the rest of 2015.
PCB maker Wus to see strong 2Q15 profit
Jun 16, 10:56
PCB manufacturer Wus Printed Circuit is expected to post a net EPS of more than NT$12 (NT$0.39) in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by the sale of shares in a subisidiary.
Kinsus looks to see sales and earnings rebound in 2Q15
Jun 12, 11:19
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues and earnings increase by 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by a rebound in the smartphone market, according to industry sources. First-quarter sales and earnings stood at NT$5.346 billion and NT$617...
ANStek reports decreased May revenues
Jun 11, 21:56
IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$303 million (US$9.8 million) for May 2015, down 1.6% on month and 8.9% on year.
Niching May sales rise 18%
Jun 10, 10:46
Semiconductor packaging material and equipment distributor Niching Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$95 million (US$3.1 million) for May 2015, up 18% on month but down 5% on year.
Tripod Technology revenues drop in May
Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:52
Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.317 billion (US$106.57 million) for May 2015, representing a 3.42% drop on month and 4.06% drop on year.
Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019
Jun 8, 22:02
Over the past 15 years, strong growth in optoelectronics has been fueled by several different product categories at different times. Laser transmitters for high-speed optical networks were a major growth driver before the "dot.com" implosion in 2001. Image sensors and lamp devices (primarily...
Yageo reports flat performance for May
Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:52
Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.31 billion (US$74.75 million) for May, down 3.1% sequentially and 4.2% on year.
Inductor supplier Chilisin sales up on year in May
Newswatch - Jun 8, 11:05
Power inductor supplier Chilisin Electronics has reported revenues of NT$401 million (US$12.91 million) for May, decreasing 5.8% from a month earlier but increasing 20% from a year earlier. However, the figures were the company's highest levels ever recorded for the month of May.
Ichia Technologies sees deceased May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 2, 11:49
Flexible PCB and handset component maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$616 million (US$20.1 million) for May, decreasing 8.62% on month and 40.82% on year.
Zhen Ding and Flexium to see strong 2015 EPS thanks to iPhone orders
May 26, 11:57
Orders from Apple for iPhone products are expected to benefit Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect and boost their 2015 earnings to surpass those of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Xintec profits soar in 1Q15
Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23
Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors, saw its profits soar almost 300% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015.
GaAs IC firms look to strong growth in 2H15
May 19, 22:09
GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to report significant revenue growth for the second half of 2015, according to market observers.
PCB, FPCB makers to post mixed results for 2Q15
May 19, 22:08
PCB and flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers are expected to post mixed results for the second quarter of 2015 as orders from the iPhone 6 supply chain are expected to begin to subside and demand from the notebook sector will remain flag, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Compeq sees improved profits in 1Q15
Newswatch - May 18, 10:57
PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$453 million (US$14.89 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 35.6% from a year earlier.
Tong Hsing sees profits down over 30% in 1Q15
Newswatch - May 18, 10:55
IC test service and ceramic substrate supplier Tong Hsing Electronic Industries saw its net profits decline 37.7% on quarter and 33.3% on year to NT$209 million (US$6.87 million) in the first quarter of 2015.
JMC to expand production capacity for COF tape
May 14, 22:17
JMC Electronics, an affiliate of Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) specializing in the manufacture of chip-on-film (COF) substrates, will launch a new COF tape production line in the third quarter of 2015, according to CWE chairman Chia-neng Huang.