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  • Novatek June sales up 4%

    Bits + chips | 8h 32min ago

  • Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%

    Bits + chips | 8h 34min ago

  • Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

    Bits + chips | 8h 35min ago

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  • SAS June revenues hit record

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  • Getac reports growth in June revenues

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    Before Going to Press | 8h 52min ago

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  • Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders

    Before Going to Press | 8h 53min ago

  • Silitech Technology sees decreased June revenues

    Before Going to Press | 8h 54min ago

  • SerComm June revenues hit record for 2nd time straight

    Before Going to Press | 9h 2min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 9h 3min ago

  • Green Energy Technology June revenues down sequentially

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  • Intel said to postpone Kaby Lake processor launch to late 2016

    Before Going to Press | 9h 7min ago

  • Diode maker Eris 1H15 revenues flat

    Before Going to Press | 9h 11min ago

  • Taiwan market: Oppo to launch Mirro 5s, unveil R7 series

    Before Going to Press | 9h 11min ago

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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.

Ichia Technologies sees June revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Jul 2, 16:15

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$649 million (US$20.98 million) for June 2015, representing a 5.36% increase on month and 39.1% drop on year.

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.

Power transistors stabilizing and setting record sales in 2015, says IC Insights

Jun 26, 11:57

Power transistor sales are forecast to grow 6% in 2015 and set a new record high of US$14.0 billion following a strong recovery in 2014, which drove up dollar volumes by 14% after two consecutive years of decline, according to IC Insights.

PCB firm Tripod to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.75

Jun 26, 11:16

Tripod Technology announced at its shareholders meeting on June 25 that it will deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$2.75 (US$0.09) for its 2014 operations.

WPG to deal out 2014 dividend of NT$2.50

Jun 26, 11:12

WPG Holdings' shareholders have approved the distribution of a cash dividend of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) for 2014, according to the IC distributor.

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.

ANStek 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.

Chin-Poon 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.

IC substrate, PCB makers seeing shipments pick up

Jun 23, 21:15

Taiwan's major IC substrate and PCB manufacturers have all ramped up their shipments for new mobile devices set to roll out in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

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.

Unimicron chairman Tze-chang Tzeng

Diode maker Eris breaks into supply chain of car vendors in Europe, says chairman

Jun 16, 21:27

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has cut into the supply chain of Europe-based car vendors, according to company chairman Jonathan Chang.

Jonathan Chang, chairman for Eris

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.

IC distributor WT Micro posts decreased May revenues

Jun 12, 14:20

IC distributor WT Microelectronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.4 billion (US$304.2 million) for May 2015, down 6.1% on month but up 12.3% on year.

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...

Compeq Manufacturing sees revenues rise on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:17

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.046 billion (US$97.95 million) for May 2015, representing a 3.42% drop on month and 24.33% increase on year.

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.

Drill bit supplier Topoint looks to strong sales in 2Q-3Q15

Newswatch - Jun 5, 16:10

Drill bit maker Topoint Technology has reported revenues of NT$278 million (US$9.02 million) for May 2015, up 3.5% sequentially and 4.9% on year.

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.

Taiwan FPCB makers facing increasing competition from Japan for iPhone orders

Jun 1, 11:41

Taiwan-based flexible (FPCB) makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to lower their prices in order to fend off competition from Japan-based rivals for securing more orders from Apple, according to industry sources.

Semi-equipment component maker Calitech debuts on Taiwan ESB

May 28, 20:57

Taiwan-based Calitech, which provides key parts for semiconductor front-end equipment, recently started trading on Taiwan's emerging stock market.

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.

IC distributor ANStek 1Q15 profits rise

May 14, 22:11

IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has reported net profits of NT$56 million (US$1.8 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$799 million for the first quarter of 2015, with revenues and profits rising 21.8% and 44.9%, respectively, on year. Net EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.02.

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah to distribute cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

May 14, 16:45

Packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has decided to deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11) for 2014.

FPCB maker Career posts negative EPS for 1Q15

Newswatch - May 14, 14:38

Flexible PCB maker Career Technology has reported a negative EPS of NT$0.26 for the first quarter of 2015, during which revenues totaled NT$3.58 billion (US$116.42 million), down 37% from a quarter earlier.

PCB maker Gold Circuit makes profits in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 14, 13:52

PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics has announced net profits of NT$249 million (US$8.13 million) for the first quarter of 2015, the fourth consecutive quarter that the company has generated profits.

FPCB suppliers Zhen Ding, Flexium perform well in January-April

May 14, 11:24

Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, including Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect, performed extremely well in the first four months of 2015 thanks to brisk sales of iPhone 6 devices.

PCB maker Zhen Ding posts EPS of NT$1.85 for 1Q15

Newswatch - May 13, 21:34

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported net profits of NT$1.08 billion (US$35.12 million) for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 62.3% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.85 for the quarter.

Yageo revenues drop in April

Stockwatch - May 12, 15:12

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.384 billion (US$77.59 million) for April 2015, representing a 5.06% drop on month and 0.7% drop on year.

Tripod Technology revenues drop on year in April

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:39

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.434 billion (US$111.75 million) for April 2015, representing a 6.85% increase on month and 1.77% drop on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial sees April revenues rise

Stockwatch - May 11, 16:29

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.81 billion (US$58.9 million) for April 2015, representing a 10.56% drop on month and 0.82% increase on year.

Drill bit supplier Topoint reports sales gains for April

May 11, 10:52

Drill bit maker Topoint Technology saw its revenues increase 1.67% on month and 7.67% on year to NT$268 million (US$8.73 million) in April. The company also posted year-to-date revenues of NT$1.07 billion, increasing 19.02% from a year earlier.

PCB maker GBM revenues down on year in April

May 11, 10:51

PCB and PCBA (PCB assembly) supplier Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.07 billion (US$67.46 million) for April, up 19.23% sequentially but down 17.55% on year.

Compeq Manufacturing revenues up in April

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:37

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.154 billion (US$102.68 million) for April 2015, representing a 3.46% increase on month and 15.83% increase on year.

New Apple Watch has lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price, IHS teardown reveals

May 8, 11:12

The Apple Watch has the lowest hardware costs compared to retail price of any Apple phone IHS Technology has researched, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport by IHS estimates that the actual hardware costs are only about 24% of the manufacturer's suggested...

Kinsus to post 5-10% revenue growth in 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - May 8, 10:37

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to report revenue growth of 5-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, as its shipments for new smartphones and wearable devices kick off, according to a recent Chinese-language Apple Daily report.

WPG expects 2Q15 sales to rise 8-13%

May 6, 15:29

Taiwan-based IC distributor WPG Holdings expects to post revenue growth of 8.3-12.9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while revenues at fellow company WT Microelectronics are forecast to increase up to 3.3% on quarter.

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