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Flexium expects sales rebound in July

Jun 29, 11:17

Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect expects to see its sales rebound starting July, and reach their peak for 2016 in the fourth quarter.

Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of decade, says IC Insights

Jun 24, 16:07

Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics and new connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high levels in the next three years, according to IC Insights.

Fulltech looks to high-end fiber fabrics for 2016 growth

Jun 23, 16:18

Taiwan-based Fulltech Fiber Glass, which makes fiber glass yarns and fabrics for PCB bonding sheets and laminates, expects brisk demand for electronic-grade fiber fabric products for high-end smartphones and servers, and car-use electronics applications to drive its revenue growth in 2016.

PCB maker Unimicron expects sales momentum to continue to November

Newswatch - Jun 22, 22:04

PCB maker Unimicron Technology expects its sales momentum to continue to November thanks to its increasing penetration in telematics, mobile devices and IoT markets, according to company chairman Tze-chang Tzeng.

PCB maker WUS expects profitable 2Q16

Jun 17, 15:23

Taiwan-based printed circuit board (PCB) maker WUS Printed Circuit's chairman Hsu-Han Chung (transliterated from Chinese) at the company's investor conference on June 16 said he expects the company to turn to profitable in the second quarter and the third quarter will be the peak of 2016 for the company...

Tai-Saw 2016 revenues to rise 30%, says report

Stockwatch - Jun 17, 09:51

Quartz component maker Tai-Saw Technology is expected to post revenue growth of 30% in 2016, as new production capacity starts to generate revenues, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Chin-Poon expects sales growth through end-2016

Jun 15, 10:54

PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial, which sees more than 70% of its revenues come from the auto industry, expects to sales growth through the end of 2016. Revenues for the year are set to outperform the 2015 levels, according to the company.

Zhen Ding expects revenues to fall in 2016

Jun 14, 10:59

Flexible PCB (FPCB) firm Zhen Ding Technology Holding expects its 2016 revenues to decrease on year due mainly to a weaker-than-expected first half of the year.

Chin-Poon reports increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:09

PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial, with more than 70% of its revenues coming from the automotive industry, has announced consolidated revenues for May 2016 increased 1.9% sequentially and 12.1% on year to NT$1.95 billion (US$60.4 million).

Tripod revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:22

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.597 billion (US$111.73 million) for May 2016, representing a 3.56% increase on month and 8.45% increase on year.

Compeq May revenues rise 6%

Jun 8, 14:04

PCB firm Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.23 billion (US$100.4 million) for May 2016, up 6.1% sequentially and about 6% on year.

PCB maker Apex reports increased sales for May

Jun 8, 11:23

PCB maker Apex International has reported revenues of NT$779 million (US$23.43 million) for May, increasing 12.56% on month and 13.44% on year. Accumulated revenues for the first five months of 2016 totaled NT$3.309 billion, up 8.38% on year.

PCB Drilling board maker Aurona reports strong sales in May

Newswatch - Jun 7, 22:07

Aurona Industry, a leading provider of PCB drilling back-up boards, has reported revenues of NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) for May, up 7.25% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$505 million, increasing 5.76% from a year earlier.

Ichia May revenues fall 17% on year

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 11:25

Handset-use flexible PCB (FPCB) and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has announced consolidated revenues of NT$513 million (US$15.7 million) for May 2016, down about 17% on year.

Yageo May revenues increase 9% on year

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 11:00

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.53 billion (US$77.6 million) for May 2016, up 9.4% from a year ago and 0.7% sequentially.

Chin-Poon remains focused on automotive PCBs

May 31, 11:27

PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial will be aggressively vying for new orders from Europe- and US-based car vendors while exploring opportunities in the China and Southeast Asia automotive electronics markets.

AWSC revenues to soar in 2H16, says report

Newswatch - May 25, 10:56

Revenues at GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) in the second half of 2016 are expected to increase significantly from the first half of the year, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Kinsus to post brisk sales in 2Q and 3Q, says report

Stockwatch - May 23, 22:35

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to post double-digit sequential revenue growth in both the second and third quarters, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

TXC pre-tax profits increase 8% in January-April

Stockwatch - May 18, 11:06

Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$333.82 million (US$10.23 million) for the January-April period, up 8.1% compared to the same period in 2015. Pre-tax EPS for the four-month period came to NT$1.08.

PCB maker Zhen Ding sees earnings decline sharply in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 17, 11:46

PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding saw its net profits decline 88% on quarter and 77% on year to NT$311 million (US$9.52 million) in the first quarter of 2016.

PCB maker Compeq sees net profits down on year in 1Q16

Newswatch - May 16, 12:46

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing saw its net profits decline 42.2% on year to NT$262 million (US$8.03 million) for the first quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.22 for the quarter.

Chin-Poon April revenues fall 14% on month

Stockwatch - May 11, 14:25

PCB firm Chin-Poon Industrial, with more than 70% of its revenues coming from the automotive industry, has announced consolidated revenues for April 2016 fell 14.32% on month but increased 5.4% on year to NT$1.91 billion (US$58.7 million).

Topco Scientific reports increased April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:23

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.22 billion (US$68.3 million) for April 2016, up 39.6% on year and 22.3% sequentially.

PCB firm Tripod posts revenue growth in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:22

Consolidated revenues at Tripod Technology increased 4.9% sequentially and 1.1% from a year ago to NT$3.47 billion (US$107 million) in April 2016, according to the Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer.

Compeq posts revenue decrease in April

Stockwatch - May 9, 21:35

PCB firm Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.05 billion (US$93.9 million) for April 2016, down 0.1% on month and 3.4% on year.

TrueLight, LandMark, EAL report profits for 1Q16

May 9, 11:03

TrueLight, LandMark Optoelectronics, Elite Advanced Laser (EAL) have reported financial reports for first-quarter 2016, recording net EPS of NT$2.46, NT$4.45 and NT$3.31 respectively.

Yageo April revenues rise on-year

Stockwatch - May 6, 10:46

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.51 billion (US$77.4 million) for April 2016, up 5.3% from a year ago but down 4.3% sequentially.

PCB firm Apex reports increased April revenues

May 5, 20:15

PCB maker Apex International has reported revenues of NT$693 million (US$21.4 million) for April 2016, up 9.4% on month and 9.4% on year. Revenues totaled NT$2.53 billion for the first four months of 2016, rising 6.9% from a year earlier.

Quartz component maker TXC to increase capex for 2016

Newswatch - May 5, 14:18

Quartz component maker TXC, which has cut into the iPhone supply chain, will ramp its capex for 2016 to NT$750 million (US$23.18 million), an increase of 87.5% from NT$400 million spent a year earlier, according to company president Peter Lin.

China firm to hold up to 40% of Viking

May 5, 09:53

China-based Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology has submitted an application with Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) to acquire shares in passive component maker Viking Tech.

Ichia reports revenues down in April

Stockwatch - May 4, 21:28

Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$438 million (US$13.55 million) for April 2016, representing a 15.54% drop on month and 35.1% drop on year.

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.

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