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Unitech to ramp up capacity for any-layer HDI and flex-rigid boards

Apr 16, 21:46

PCB maker Unitech Printed Circuit Board will spend NT$1.5 billion (US$49.62 million) to ramp up its production capacity of any-layer HDI boards and flex-rigid boards in 2014, according to industry sources.

HDI board capacity utilization rates to rise in 2Q14

Apr 15, 22:08

The production capacity utilization rates of high-end HDI boards at Taiwan-based PCB makers are set to rise in the second quarter of 2014 due to strong demand from Samsung Electronics, HTC and China-based smartphone vendors, according to industry sources.

Some China PCB makers pose threat to Taiwan makers

Apr 11, 16:07

Some China-based PCB makers, including Founder Technology, Guangdong Goworld and Taigerbuilder Circuit (Suzhou), have entered the supply chains of Apple, Acer and HTC, becoming competitors of Taiwan-based makers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

FPCB maker Ichia sees net profits double sequentially in 1Q14

Apr 11, 10:43

Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$265 million (US$8.82 million) for the first quarter of 2014, nearly double from the previous quarter.

Capacitor maker Lelon reports strong sales for March

Apr 9, 21:08

Capacitor supplier Lelon Electronics saw its revenues surge 40.5% sequentially and 13.5% on year to NT$535 million (US$17.76 million) in March, buoyed by orders from the server, networking and telematics segments.

Kinsus March revenues hit all time high

Apr 9, 10:58

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology saw its revenues surge 28.1% on month and 21.2% on year to a record high of NT$2.12 billion (US$70.38 million) in March, buoyed by rising capacity utilization rates at wafer foundry houses and IC backend service companies.

FPCB suppliers reportedly deliver samples for Apple iWatch validation

Apr 8, 21:52

Flexible PCB suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology reportedly have delivered FPCB samples for use in iWatch devices to Apple for validation, according to industry sources.

Yageo reports strong sales for March, 1Q14

Newswatch - Apr 3, 14:22

Passive component maker Yageo has reported revenues of NT$2.34 billion (US$77.21 million) for March, up 26.2% sequentially and 7.1% on year. For the first quarter of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$6.55 billion, increasing 10.3% from a year earlier.

FPCB maker Ichia reports strong sales for March

Apr 2, 16:43

Flexible PCB (FPCB) and handset chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.02 billion (US$33.58 million) for March, up 23% sequentially and 52.6% on year.

PCB equipment supplier Ta Liang looks to strong sales in 1H14

Mar 31, 22:47

PCB and touch-panel equipment supplier Ta Liang Technology has said that demand for PCB manufacturing equipment has been strong in the first half of 2014, buoyed mainly by orders from Japan- and Korea-based PCB makers.

Lite-On Semi, Eris look to strong sales in 2014

Mar 31, 14:35

Discrete component suppliers Lite-On Semiconductor and Eris Technology expect strong sales in 2014 thanks to growing orders from the smartphone, tablet, LED lighting and wireless mobile charging device sectors, according to industry sources.

Copper foil maker Co-Tech shifting focus to copper oxide, thin copper foil

Mar 27, 15:59

Co-Tech Copper Foil will shift its focus to produce new products, including copper oxide and thin copper foil for lithium batteries, to shore up its profitability, according to company chairman Chen Chung-hsiung.

IC substrate, backup board makers ramping up capacity for advanced processes

Mar 25, 13:55

Taiwan-based IC substrate and backup board makers will ramp up their investments in 2014 for the development of high-end substrates and backup boards for advanced foundry processes, according to industry sources.

Capex of global semiconductor industry to reach US$62 billion in 2014

Mar 24, 22:33

Capex of the global semiconductor industry is expected to top US$62.2 billion in 2014 as increasing popularity of mobile devices has stirred demand for IC parts built by advanced processes nodes, according to an industry estimate. The industry's capex hit a historical high of US$65 billion in 2011.

PCB makers poised for strong sales

Mar 24, 14:20

PCB equipment suppliers Csun Manufacturing, Machvision, Chime Ball Technology and Ampoc Far-East are poised for strong sales in the second and third quarters of 2014, buoyed by capacity ramps by PCB makers in Taiwan and China, according to industry sources.

GATE reports 4Q13 and full year 2013 earnings

Mar 20, 16:05

Global A&T Electronics (GATE), subsidiary of Singapore-based semiconductor testing and assembly services provider UTAC, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Sapphire ingot prices to continue to hike in 2Q14

Mar 20, 15:27

Prices of 2-inch sapphire ingots are expected to hike 11% sequentially and 43% on year to US$5/mm in the second quarter of 2014 after surging at an annual rate of 61% to US$4.5/mm in the first quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

CCL makers to see revenues rebound in March

Mar 20, 10:59

CCL (copper clad-laminate) makers Elite Material (EMC) and Iteq are expected to see their March revenues rebound to January levels as the supply chain in China has begun building up inventories for the upcoming May 1 holidays, according to industry sources.

Unimicron Technology plans to set up factory in central China

Mar 17, 21:58

Taiwan-based PCB maker Unimicron Technology on March 17 announced the signing of an investment agreement with the government of Huangshi City, central China, for a plan to establish a factory of PCBs and new electronic components there.

Career Technology to deal out cash dividend per share of NT$1 for 2013

Mar 17, 21:00

Taiwan-based flexible PCB maker Career Technology will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$1.00 (US$0.033) for 2013, accounting for 49.50% of the corresponding net earnings per share (EPS) of NT$2.02, according to the company.

Career lands FPCB orders for iPhone 6, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 13, 15:57

Flexible PCB maker Career Technology reportedly has landed FPCB orders for the iPhone 6 and has also grabbed a large portion of Apple's other FPCB orders from rival company Flexium Interconnect, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Kinsus, Unimicron set high capex budgets for 2014

Mar 12, 21:28

IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology will continue to commit huge capital spending for capacity ramps and advanced product development in 2014, according to industry sources.

Diode makers to post higher revenues in 1Q14

Mar 11, 15:41

Diodes and discrete component makers including Lite-On Semiconductor, Actron Technology and Eris Technology are expected to post higher revenues in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year earlier thanks to orders from the PC, games console and solar energy sectors, according to...

FPCB makers Zhen Ding, Flexium to benefit from planned launch of large-size iPhones

Mar 10, 21:49

Flexible PCB suppliers Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Flexium Interconnect are poised for strong shipment growth in 2014 amid market speculations indicating that Apple is likely to launch 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones in the year, according to industry sources.

ZTE to deepen cooperation with Taiwan-based PCB suppliers

Mar 10, 21:17

ZTE will further strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based PCB suppliers as it is deepening its deployment in the high-end smartphone segment, according to Lu Qianhao, ZTE's head of handset marketing strategy.

Apex to ramp up TV board shipments in 2014

Mar 10, 14:48

Apex International has been landing more PCB orders for TV control boards from clients in Korea and Japan, and shipments of TV boards are likely to account for 30% of Apex's total PCB shipments in 2014 compared to 20% a year ago, according to industry sources.

FPCB supplier Flexium February revenues dip 45% on month

Newswatch - Mar 7, 14:45

Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has reported revenues of NT$597 million (US$19.72 million) for February, down 45% sequentially but up 17.1% on year. For the first two months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$1.68 billion, edging down 0.9% from a year earlier.

Yageo, Holy Stone report decreased sequential sales for February

Mar 7, 12:37

Passive component suppliers Yageo and Holy Stone have both reported declined revenues for February as compared to the previous month due to decreased work days caused by the Lunar New Year holidays.

Taiflex, ThinFlex February sales fall over 20%

Mar 5, 22:05

Flexible copper-clad laminate (FCCL) makers Taiflex Scientific and ThinFlex have announced decreases in February consolidated sales from the previous month of 21.8% and 38.2%, respectively, due to seasonal factors.

Co-Tech to step into production of copper oxide

Mar 5, 21:51

Copper foil manufacturer Co-Tech will start producing copper oxide in the second quarter of 2014, with a monthly capacity of 200-300 tons, according to the company.

Quartz component suppliers ramping shipments to China

Mar 4, 15:48

Quartz component suppliers, including TXC, Taitien Electronics and Siward Crystal Technology, have all ramped up their shipments to the telecom and network equipment sectors in China, according to industry sources.

Passive component supplier Thinking to see revenues grow 3-5% in 2014

Mar 4, 15:29

Passive component maker Thinking Electronic Industrial is expected to see revenues grow 3-5% in 2014 after it sales expanded 3.1% to NT$4.26 billion (US$140.57 million) in 2013, according to industry sources.

Tong Hsing sees net profits up over 20% in 2013

Feb 27, 14:32

Module packaging service and LED substrate vendor Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has reported net profits of NT$1.58 billion (US$52.18 million) for 2013, up 20.6% from a year earlier.

Chip resistor supplier Ralec expects to post 15% sales growth in 1Q14

Feb 27, 12:25

Chip resistor maker Ralec Electronic expects to report revenue growth of 15% on year for the first quarter of 2014, thanks to rising orders for chip resistors from the LED lighting industry, growing shipments of metal-plate resistors, as well as its expanding OEM business.

Tripod reports EPS NT$4.52 for 2013

Feb 26, 20:29

PCB maker Tripod Technology saw its net profits decrease 18.2% to NT$2.37 billion (US$78.04 million) in 2013 despite a 4.2% increase in revenue to NT$40.77 billion. EPS for the year stood at NT$4.52.

Demand for any-layer HDI boards to rise in 2H14

Feb 26, 15:08

Demand for any-layer HDI PCBs is expected to rise in the second half of 2014 due to the rollouts of new smartphones, including LTE-enabled phones and models with fingerprint sensors which will consume more high-end HDI boards, according to industry sources.

China PCB makers begin shipping IC substrates and high-end PCBs

Feb 25, 16:07

China-based PCB makers have begun shipping IC substrates, high-end multi-layer boards and HDI boards for notebook, networking device and consumer electronics applications, which will gradually affect sales of Taiwan-based PCB and IC substrate suppliers, according to industry watchers.

Leadframe maker JL Technology to debut on TSE

Feb 24, 21:44

Leadframe provider Jih Lin (JL) Technology is scheduled to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on February 25, with a planned listing price of NT$30 (US$1.00).

Ichia sees strong 1Q14 on brisk flexible PCB orders

Feb 24, 21:38

Ichia Technologies expects to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2014, thanks to brisk orders of flexible PCBs (FPCB) for smartphones, tablets and car electronics applications.

Unitech looks to strong growth in automotive, any-layer HDI, rigid-flexible boards

Feb 20, 16:07

Shipments of automotive boards, any-layer HDI boards and rigid-flexible PCB boards will be growth drivers for Unitech Printed Circuit Board in 2014, according to the company.

Scientech looks to SiC wafers for growth

Feb 20, 15:42

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclamation service provider Scientech is looking to build production capacity for silicon carbide (SiC) wafers, and plans to allocate NT$150 million (US$4.95 million) or half of its 2014 capex for constructing related production lines.

Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%

Feb 20, 11:44

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41 billion) in 2013, growing 9.15% on year, according to the National Science Council (NSC).

Drill bit maker Topoint expects to report record revenues for 2014

Feb 19, 22:05

Topoint Technology expects its consolidated revenues to increase more than 10% to hit an annual high in 2014, thanks to growing sales of the company's OEM drilling services.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2016, says IC Insights

Feb 19, 11:40

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to grow annually through the current cyclical upturn and top one trillion units for the first time in 2016, according to IC Insights. Semiconductor shipments in excess of one trillion units...

PCB firm Unimicron swings to 4Q13 loss

Feb 17, 11:55

PCB and IC substrate manufacturer Unimicron Technology slipped into the red in the fourth quarter of 2013, and has expressed caution about its business outlook for first-quarter 2014.

Topco, Wahlee post sales growth in January

Feb 14, 16:03

Semiconductor material distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial both saw their sales increase in January, indicating a particularly strong first quarter, according to industry sources.

Chin-Poon, Tripod report strong sales for January

Feb 13, 12:44

PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology both have reported strong sales for January 2014, with automobile board specialist Chin-Poon seeing its monthly figures hit a record high in the month.

FCCL maker Taiflex looks to decreased revenues for 1Q14

Feb 12, 15:06

FCCL maker Taiflex Scientific expects its revenues to slide 13.5% sequentially to NT$2.1-2.7 billion (US$69.29-89.08 million) in the first quarter of 2014, with an operating margin of 9-13% and a gross margin of 19-23%, according to the company.

Uniplus to reduce CCL production, focusing on OEM laminated boards

Feb 12, 13:53

Copper clad laminate (CCL) maker Uniplus Electronics is reducing its CCL production, while focusing more on production of OEM laminated boards and LED heat sink substrates, according to the company.

Protective component maker Polytronics sees decreased revenues in January

Feb 12, 11:52

Protective component maker Polytronics Technology (PTTC) has reported revenues of NT$123 million (US$4.06 million) for January 2014, down 1.8% from the previous month and 13.7% from a year earlier.

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