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Kinsus posts revenue and profit decreases for 1Q16

Apr 26, 11:01

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced consolidated revenues fell 14.7% sequentially to NT$5.37 billion (US$166.1 million) in the first quarter of 2016, with gross margin down 5.74pp on quarter to 23.77%.

Flexium sees sharp drop in 1Q16 results

Apr 20, 11:10

With weak iPhone 6s demand, Taiwan-based printed circuit board (PCB) maker Flexium Interconnect's net profit only reached NT$422 million (US$13.05 million) in the first quarter, down 46.5% sequentially and 40.7% on year. Its EPS for the quater only reached NT$1.63, less than half of the NT$3.28 in...

Yageo nets NT$1.25 in 1Q16 EPS

Apr 19, 21:44

Passive component maker Yageo has reported a net EPS of NT$1.25 (US$0.04) for the first quarter of 2016, compared with NT$1.39 a year earlier.

14 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 15:08

Fourteen product categories - topped by handset application processors and signal conversion (analog) devices - are expected to exceed the 2% growth rate forecast for the total 2016 IC market, according to IC Insights. Another five product categories are expected to grow at the same 2% rate as the...

Quartz component supplier TXC posts pre-tax EPS NT$0.82 for 1Q16

Newswatch - Apr 18, 10:55

Quartz component maker TXC, a supplier in the iPhone supply chain, has reported a pre-tax profit of NT$62.22 million (US$1.92 million) for March, bringing pre-tax profits for the first quarter of 2016 to NT$254 million.

PCB players turn to compete in car-use PCB market

Apr 14, 20:32

Taiwan-based PCB players are pushing into car-use products as demand for PCs, smartphones and tablets has been weakening. Chin Poon and Tripod Technology, which have been operating in the car-use PCB market for a long time, are looking to expand their presence in the market, while newcomers including...

Taiwan flexible PCB firms March revenues down on year

Apr 14, 15:53

Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) suppliers Career Technology, Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology Holding have reported on-year decreases in consolidated revenues for March 2016 of 3.4%, 7.9% and 3.1%, respectively.

Yageo March revenues rise

Stockwatch - Apr 11, 16:08

Yageo, a manufacturer of MLCCs and chip resistors, has reported consolidated revenues for March 2016 increased 31.7% sequentially and 2.9% from a year earlier to NT$2.58 billion (US$79.8 million).

Ichia sees losses in 1Q16; expects to regain growth in 2Q16

Apr 11, 15:55

Handset-use flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.34 billion (US$41.29 million) for the first quarter with gross margin reaching 4%, operating loss of NT$49 million and net loss of NT$54 million. However, the company's entry into Tesla's...

Chin-Poon, Tripod report increased March revenues

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 17:58

PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology have both reported on-year revenue increases of 10% and 3%, respectively, for March 2016.

Compeq 1Q16 revenues rise 8%

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:03

HDI PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing has reported March revenues slid 0.2% from a year earlier to NT$3.05 billion (US$94 million). Revenues totaled NT$9.39 billion for the first quarter of 2016, rising 8.2% on year.

Mag.Layers March revenues soar 44%

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 12:24

Passive component maker Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$237.27 million (US$7.31 million) for March 2016, up 44.1% on month and 8.2% on year. The company specializes in the manufacture of power inductors.

iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 7, 21:16

A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 revenues rise

Apr 7, 20:57

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.12 billion (US$134.4 million) for March 2016, up 7.2% on year and hitting a record high. Revenues for the first quarter of 2016 totaled NT$3.29 billion, rising 17.2% from a year earlier.

Aurona enjoys growing revenues in 1Q16 with expansion in Southeast Asia

Apr 7, 14:49

Taiwan-based phenolic resin laminate maker Aurona Industrial saw its first-quarter revenues grow 8.21% on year to reach NT$304 million (US$9.37 million) thanks to its successful expansion into Southeast Asia markets.

PCB firms cautious about demand for smartwatches

Mar 28, 20:52

Apple Watch's "weaker than expected" shipments have prompted caution from companies in the PCB supply chain, which no longer believe Apple Watch or other smartwatch device can be a new driver of their business growth in 2016, according to industry sources.

CCL maker Elite Material sees net profits hit record high in 2015

Newswatch - Mar 28, 09:19

Copper clad laminate (CCL) product maker Elite Material (EMC) has reported that its net profits surged 55.2% on year to a record high of NT$2.389 billion (US$73.46 million) in 2015. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$7.55 for the year.

Zhen Ding earnings hit record high in 2015

Newswatch - Mar 24, 10:27

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding saw its net profits increase 14.8% on year to a record high of NT$7.731 billion (US$238.58 million) in 2015. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.8 for 2015 compared to NT$9.12 a year earlier.

US leads growing global industrial semiconductor market, IHS says

Mar 23, 22:13

The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8% CAGR, as revenues rise from US$43.5 billion in 2014 to US$59.5 billion in 2019, according to IHS. Increased capital spending and continued economic growth, especially in the US, will spur demand and industrial semiconductor sales growth.

PCB maker Compeq posts profit growth for 4Q15

Mar 23, 14:05

HDI-PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$954 million (US$24.9 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 2.85% sequentially and 24.6% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.83.

TUC to appeal patent ruling favoring Isola

Mar 22, 11:14

Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) will file an appeal against a US district court ruling in favor of Isola in a patent dispute, according to the Taiwan-based CCL maker.

Drill bit maker Topoint sees revenues hit bottom in 1Q16

Mar 21, 15:20

PCB drill bit maker Topoint Technology expects to see its first-quarter revenues hit the lowest quarterly levels for 2016, due to seasonal factors dragging down demand.

PCB maker Chin-Poon net profits hit record high in 2015

Newswatch - Mar 21, 11:46

Chin-Poon Industrial saw its net profits increase 11.8% on year to a record high of NT$1.977 billion (US$61.13 million) in 2015. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$4.97 for 2015.

Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS

Mar 17, 22:26

A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about US$255 to build. The US version of the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$249.55, which rises to US$255.05 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the...

Nine O-S-D product categories avhieve record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 17, 11:16

In 2015, nine product categories within the optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes (O-S-D) marketplace reached record-high sales compared to seven in 2014 and six in 2013, according to IC Insights.

Quartz component maker TXC net profits down in 2015

Newswatch - Mar 17, 11:07

Quartz component maker TXC has reported net profits of NT$938 million (US$28.58 million) for 2015, decreasing 18% from a year earlier. EPS for 2015 stood at NT$3.03.

Topoint reports EPS of NT$2.34 for 2015

Newswatch - Mar 15, 15:21

Drill bit supplier Topoint Technology has reported net profits of NT$515 million (US$15.71 million) for 2015, increasing 9.1% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.34 for the year, the highest in seven years.

Copper foil maker Co-Tech February revenues rise on year

Mar 14, 22:02

Copper foil maker Co-Tech Copper Foil has reported consolidated revenues of NT$366 million (US$11.2 million) for February 2016, up 14.3% on year. Revenues for the first two months of the year amounted to NT$731 million, rising 10.3% compared to the same period in 2015.

Tripod posts slight growth in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:42

PCB manufacturer Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.96 billion (US$89.8 million) for February 2016, up 0.8% on year.

Career February sales hit 2-year low

Mar 10, 10:55

Flexible PCB (FPCB) supplier Career Technology's revenues fell 3.5% from a year earlier in February 2016, which marked the seventh consecutive month of on-year revenue decreases.

GaN and SiC power semiconductor market to top US$1 billion in 2020, says IHS

Mar 9, 22:16

The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to pass the US$1 billion mark in five years, energized by demand from hybrid and electric vehicles, power supplies and photovoltaic (PV) inverters, according to IHS.

Zhen Ding reports sales decrease for February

Newswatch - Mar 9, 22:14

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported revenues of NT$3.669 billion (US$112.62 million) for February, down 41% sequentially and 5.8% on year. The figures were also the company's lowest monthly sales in 24 months.

Chin-Poon February revenues rise on year

Mar 9, 22:12

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues for February 2016 increased around 20% from a year earlier to NT$1.83 billion (US$55.8 million).

FPCB maker Flexium sees revenues hit 19-month low in February

Newswatch - Mar 9, 22:09

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect saw its revenues sink 46.2% on month and 7.71% on year to a 19-month low of NT$883.7 million (US$26.91 million) in February.

Lite-On Semi February revenues rise on year

Mar 9, 10:51

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for February 2016 increased 4.3% on year to NT$645 million (US$19.7 million).

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2018, says IC Insights

Mar 8, 15:45

Total unit shipments of semiconductors which include ICs and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to continue their upward march and top one trillion units for the first time in 2018, according to IC Insights. Semiconductor shipments in excess of one trillion units are forecast to be the...

Compeq Manufacturing sees 1.35% on-year growth in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 8, 12:08

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.64 billion (US$80.49 million) for February 2016, representing a 28.8% drop on month and 1.35% increase on year.

Component maker Mag.Layers reports decreased revenues for February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 10:45

Passive component maker Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics has reported revenues of NT$164.67 million (US$5.06 million) for February, down 39.4% sequentially and 3.96% on year.

REC Technology to bring new capacity into operation

Mar 4, 14:35

Automotive tracking management system maker REC Technology is setting up production capacity at a factory of automotive diode maker Actron Technology, and will begin operation there in April, according to the company.

Yageo February revenues down on month

Stockwatch - Mar 4, 12:18

Chip resistor and MLCC maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.963 billion (US$58.6 million) for February, decreasing 28.04% on month but increasing 6.68% on year. The sequential decline was caused mainly by fewer working days during the Chinese New Year holidays.

President-elect vows to safeguard Taiwan semiconductor industry

Mar 4, 11:26

The Taiwan government must form a "national team" in cooperation with local enterprises to meet increasing challenges amid the rising supply chain from China, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen said on March 3 during a tour to the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP).

President elect Tsai Ing-wen visiting HSP

Ichia reports decreased February sales

Stockwatch - Mar 3, 08:41

Handset-use flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$347 million (US$10.5 million) for February 2016, down 26.7% on month and 28.2% on year.

Diode maker Eris posts record profit for 2015

Mar 2, 11:17

Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported record net profits of NT$93.23 million (US$2.81 million) for 2015. Gross margin for the year was also a record high at 19%.

Taiwan PCB output value increases 1.8% in 2015

Feb 26, 14:00

The production value of PCBs produced by Taiwan-based companies in Taiwan and China rose 1.79% on year to NT$573.2 billion (US$17.3 billion) in 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Taiflex 2015 EPS hits 3-year low

Feb 26, 10:50

Taiwan-based Taiflex Scientific, a supplier of flexible copper clad laminates (FCCL) and PV backsheets, has reported a net EPS of NT$3.61 (NT$0.11) for 2015 hitting the lowest level in three years.

PCB maker Tripod sees earnings up 10% on year in 4Q15

Newswatch - Feb 25, 11:05

PCB maker Tripod Technology saw its net profits decline 13.12% on quarter but up 9.88% on year to NT$824 million (US$24.76 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.57 for the quarter.

TXC January pre-tax profits soar

Stockwatch - Feb 19, 10:43

Quartz component maker TXC has posted pre-tax profits of NT$135.47 million (US$4.07 million) for January 2016, up 23.8% sequentially and 27.2% from a year earlier. Pre-tax EPS came to NT$0.44.

Flexible PCB companies bracing for price war

Feb 19, 10:22

With China-based Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) looking to acquire US-based Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFLEX), a price war is likely to take place in the worldwide flexible PCB industry later in 2016, according to industry sources.

Yageo announces stock buyback

Stockwatch - Feb 19, 10:06

Passive component maker Yageo has announced plans to repurchase as many as 35 million shares, or 5.37% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$38.80 (US$1.17) and NT$79.80 per share through April 18, 2016. The move is aimed at maintaining the company's credit and shareholder equity, according...

Win Semi January revenues up, AWSC down

Feb 16, 20:08

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported revenues increases of 25.7% on year and 0.3% sequentially for January 2016, while revenues at fellow company Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) fell 10.1% on month and 6.2% from a year earlier.

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