Chip resistor maker Ralec sees revenues up for November
Dec 4, 15:05
Thin film chip resistor maker Ralec Electronic has reported revenues of NT$274 million (US$9.25 million) for November, up 9.9% sequentially and 22.1% on year. Accumulated 2013 sales through November amounted to NT$2.66 billion, increasing 15.3% from a year earlier.
Semiconductor sales recover in 2013, says IHS
Dec 4, 11:00
Following a 2.5% decline in 2012, the global semiconductor market has regained its footing in 2013 with revenues set to expand by nearly 5% because of the strong performance of the memory sector, according to IHS.
FPCB maker Ichia expects 4Q13 sales to rise 10%
Dec 3, 11:12
Flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies expects its fourth-quarter revenues to increase by about 10% sequentially, driven mainly by rising sales of its FPCB products.
FPCB makers Zhen Ding, Flexium set for strong 4Q13
Dec 2, 21:14
Flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are both expected to report more than 30% sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013, buoyed by a pull-in of orders for Apple's new iPhone and iPad devices, according to market sources.
Taiwan makers ramp up PCB production in 3Q13, says IEK
Nov 29, 15:34
The production value of PCBs rolled out by Taiwan-based makers in Taiwan and China totaled NT$138.1 billion (US$4.65 billion) in the third quarter of 2013, up 14% sequentially and 5.7% on year, according to data compiled by Taiwan-based Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK).
Holy Stone to perform better than expected in 4Q13
Nov 26, 22:08
Passive component supplier Holy Stone expects its sales to remain flat in the fourth quarter of 2013, better than its previous forecast of a 10% sequential decline, according to the company.
PCB maker Tripod expects flat 4Q13 sales
Nov 25, 21:20
Tripod Technology expects its fourth-quarter sales to stay flat on quarter. Falling orders for conventional PCs and TVs will be offset by steady growth in those for automotive and mobile device applications, according to the PCB maker.
Taiwan Chinsan to begin volume production at China factory in 2Q14
Nov 22, 15:25
Taiwan-based aluminum electrolytic capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial has been setting up a factory in Guangzhou, southern China, since late 2012 and will start volume production at the factory in the second quarter of 2014, according to the company.
IC material distributor Niching 4Q13 sales to rise
Nov 22, 14:35
Taiwan-based IC packagfing material distributor Niching Industrial is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenues grow sequentially by 10-15% to the highest quarterly level for 2013, according to industry sources.
Kinsus sales to decline 5% sequentially in 4Q13
Nov 20, 21:57
Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues drop 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013 as declining demand from the high-end smartphone sector will offset strong sales of FC CSP and FC BGA substrates, according to industry sources.
Sony nears breakeven point on PlayStation 4 hardware costs, says IHS
Nov 20, 15:16
For the past seven years, Sony has offered various revisions of the PlayStation 3 console, many of which were sold at a loss. However, with the new PlayStation 4, Sony has produced a design whose component and manufacturing costs are starting out lower than its price tag – paving the way for...
Substrate maker Leatec looks to flat performance in 4Q13
Nov 19, 22:40
Taiwan-based Leatec Fine Ceramic, which mainly manufactures chip resistor substrates, has reported revenues of NT$84 million (US$2.84 million) for October, up 2.4% sequentially and 27.3% on year. Fourth-quarter revenues will be on par with the amount recorded in the third quarter despite off-peak seasonal...
Hiwin sees earnings up over 46% sequentially in 3Q13
Nov 19, 21:43
Hiwin Technologies, which focuses on the production of ballscrews, linear-motion devices and industrial robots, has reported net profits of NT$639 million (US$21.6 million) for the third quarter of 2013, up 46.9% from the prior quarter. Third-quarter EPS stood at NT$2.52.
Taiwan flexible PCB makers 3Q13 profits surge
Nov 14, 20:29
Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology have reported sequential increases of 180% and 75.9%, respectively, in net profits for the third quarter of 2013, while Career Technology returned to profitability from losses in the prior quarter.
Chilisin sees revenues slip over 20% on month in October
Nov 13, 22:07
Passive component supplier Chilisin Electronics saw revenues down 23% sequentially and 6.3% on year to NT$271 million (US$9.16 million) in October. Accumulated revenues through October totaled NT$3.13 billion, increasing 4.3% from a year earlier.
Compeq looks to post record high revenues in 4Q13
Nov 12, 21:55
PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in the fourth quarter of 2013, buoyed by strong demand for HDI boards from smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.
Lelon sees earnings improve significantly in 1Q-3Q13
Nov 12, 15:34
Taiwan-based aluminum electrolytic capacitor maker Lelon Electronics has reported net profits of NT$246 million (US$8.33 million) for the first three quarters of 2013. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.61 for the nine-month period, up significantly from NT$0.55 a year ago.
Taiflex 2013 revenues set to top NT$10 billion
Nov 6, 14:00
FCCL (flexible copper-clad laminate) and PV backsheet maker Taiflex Scientific is expected to see its 2013 revenues hit the NT$10 billion (US$340.3 million) mark, buoyed largely by increasing shipments of PV backsheets.
Apex posts record revenues for October
Nov 5, 20:18
PCB manufacturer Apex International saw its consolidated revenues climb to an all-time high of NT$592 million (US$20 million) in October 2013. However, sales are likely to fall through December due to a seasonal slowdown in orders, the company said.
CCL maker TUC sees profits increase 18% on year in 3Q13
Nov 5, 14:18
Copper clad-laminate (CCL) maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) has posted net profits of NT$454 million (US$15.44 million) for the first three quarters of 2013, up 18.1% on year. EPS for the nine-month period was NT$1.90 compared to NT$1.63 a year earlier.
WPG sees 7-12% revenue drop in 4Q13
Oct 31, 16:05
IC distributor WPG Holdings expects its fourth-quarter 2013 revenues to decrease 7.1-11.7% sequentially to between NT$95 billion (US$3.23 billion) and NT$100 billion, after posting record revenues in the third quarter.
FPCB maker Flexium 3Q13 net profits surge over 100%
Oct 31, 14:00
Flexible PCB (FPCB) manufacturer Flexium Interconnect saw its third-quarter net profits jump about 180% sequentially with revenues rising 81.9% on quarter. Earnings for the quarter translated into a net EPS of NT$2.80 (US$0.10).
Wah Lee 3Q13 profits up over 20% on-quarter
Oct 31, 13:59
Semiconductor materials distributor Wah Lee Industrial saw its net profits surge 20.4% sequentially to NT$313 million (US$10.64 million) in the third quarter of 2013. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.36 for the quarter.
Demand for high-end PCBs promising: Q&A with Manz executive Alex Liu
Oct 31, 11:37
Disappointing sales of high-end smartphones and other unfavorable factors have discouraged PCB makers from spending money on capacity building since the the second half of 2013. However, their focus remains on improving technological capabilities. Investments in high-end technologies such as fine line...
Unimicron 3Q13 net profits top over NT$400 million
Oct 30, 22:06
PCB maker Unimicron Technology has reported net profits of NT$406 million (US$13.78 million) for the third quarter of 2013, up 21.9% from the previous quarter. But net profits for the first three quarters decreased 53.1% on year to NT$1.36 billion or NT$0.88 per share.
PCB material supplier Aurona to post profit growth in 2H13
Oct 30, 12:17
PCB backup board supplier Aurona Industries is expected to post profit growth of 25-30% sequentially in the third quarter. Overall profits for the second half of 2013 are set to be more than 20% higher than those reported for the first half, according to industry sources.
FCCL maker ThinFlex 1Q-3Q13 profits soar
Oct 29, 19:20
Taiwan-based ThinFlex, which makes flexible copper-clad laminates (FCCL) for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, saw its net profits double in the first three quarters of 2013. Net EPS for the nine-month period came to NT$1.43 (US$0.05).
IC distributor Edom cautious about 4Q13
Oct 29, 16:02
Taiwan-based IC distributor Edom Technology has expressed caution about its performance in the fourth quarter of 2013, after posting brisk results for the third quarter.
Taiflex 3Q13 profits surge 31%
Oct 28, 15:07
FCCL (flexible copper-clad laminate) and PV backsheet maker Taiflex Scientific saw its third-quarter net profits surge 31.2% sequentially, driven by growth in sales generated from both product lines.