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Brisk graphics card demand to buoy inductor firms in 3Q17

Aug 17, 10:59

Graphics card demand is expected to rebound strongly in the third quarter of 2017 benefiting power inductor makers such as Chilisin Electronics, Mag.Layers Scientific-Industrial and Magic Technology, according to industry sources.

DRAM best-growing IC in 2017, says IC Insights

Aug 16, 11:23

Five out of the 33 IC market segments tracked by IC Insights will outpace the 16% growth forecast for the total IC market in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the market research firm.

Chilisin to expand capacity for mini molding chokes

Aug 15, 13:58

Inductor and power choke maker Chilisin Electronics will expand production capacity for mini molding chokes with the new capacity to come online in September, while production efficiency of its new plant in Vietnam has improved with utilization rates starting to rise substantially in the third quarter,...

IntelliEPI optimistic about VCSEL demand for car electronics

Aug 15, 10:06

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has expressed optimism about demand for vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for car electronics and other high-margin applications in addition...

GCS optimistic about VCSEL demand for data centers

Aug 14, 11:09

Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has expressed optimism about gallium arsenide (GaAs) demand for vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for data centers and other high-ASP applications.

Demand for upstream passive component materials rising

Aug 11, 15:08

Demand for upstream materials for use in the manufacture of passive components, such as powder materials for MLCCs and aluminum foil for capacitors, has been rising, according to industry sources.

Lite-On Semi reports EPS of NT$0.84 for 1H17

Aug 11, 15:03

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, saw its EPS for the second quarter of 2017 reach about the total for the first half of 2016. EPS for the first half of 2017 climbed to NT$0.87 (US$0.03) compared with NT$0.57 during the same period a year earlier.

GaAs foundries post mixed July revenues

Aug 9, 13:48

GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors has reported July revenues climbed to a record high of NT$1.37 billion (US$45.3 million), while revenues at fellow GaAs foundry company Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) fell 17.9% on month.

Tripod reports increased revenues for July

Aug 8, 15:59

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.878 billion (US$128.43 million) for July 2017, representing a 5.23% increase on month and 2.57% increase on year.

Compeq reports 22.88% on-year revenue growth for July

Aug 8, 15:43

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.458 billion (US$147.64 million) for July 2017, representing a 14.49% increase on month and 22.88% increase on year.

Taiwan passive component makers post record July revenues

Aug 8, 10:53

Major Taiwan-based passive component makers including Yageo, Walsin Technology and Chilisin Electronics have reported record-high revenues for July 2017, thanks to a pick-up in customer demand and rising ASPs of certain products such as MLCCs.

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Qualcomm, Win Semi reportedly to team up for 5G mobile infrastructure

Aug 2, 18:01

Qualcomm has recently approached GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors to cooperate in an infrastructure project for 5G mobile networks, according to market sources.

LandMark Opto plans new plant to fill orders for silicon photonic products

Aug 2, 16:06

Aided by the rapid development of global data centers and the ensuing strong demand for silicon photonic products, Taiwan-based epi-wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics expects a double-digit sequential sales growth in the third quarter and even better performance in the fourth quarter. The company...

Yageo posts record operating profit for 2Q17

Aug 1, 21:25

Passive component maker Yageo has reported operating profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.57 billion (US$51.9 million) in the second quarter of 2017, with operating margin rising 5.1pp on quarter to 19.8%.

Yageo posts record revenues and operating profits for 2Q17

Machvision, Utechzone post profit growths in 2Q17

Aug 1, 16:06

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialists Machvision and Utechzone both enjoyed profit growths in the second quarter of 2017, thanks mainly to brisk demand for PCB manufacturing equipment.

Digitimes Research: Global CIS shipment value to grow through 2020

Aug 1, 15:34

Worldwide CMOS image sensor (CIS) shipments are forecast to grow through 2020 when shipments arrive at nearly US$13.8 billion in value, according to Digitimes Research.

Win Semi expects to post 10-15% revenue growth in 3Q17

Aug 1, 15:18

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post revenue growth of 10-15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2017 with gross margin outperforming the 37.2% recorded in the second quarter.

Gigastorage to appeal to Taiwan Supreme Court against IPC ruling in favor of Phillips

Jul 31, 16:03

Taiwan-based PV wafer maker Gigastorage has decided to appeal to Taiwan's Supreme Court against a recent ruling issued by Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court (IPC) to have the company pay electronics giant Royal Philips NV NT$1.05 billion (US$30 million) over a patent infringement lawsuit filed in...

Jimmy Chen, chairman of Gigastorage

Walsin to buy new factory to expand MLCC production capacity

Jul 31, 13:10

Taiwan-based multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) supplier Walsin Technology has announced plans to acquire a factory from packaging and testing company Walton Advanced Engineering for NT$24.4 million (US$0.8 million) with the transaction set to be completed as soon as the third quarter.

Demand for metal plate micro-resistors rising

Jul 25, 15:09

Handset batteries require low-level resistance to better manage their power consumption while dealing with more handset features and functionality, which has therefore stimulated demand for metal plate micro-resistors, according to industry sources.

Kinsus net profits fall 82% in 1H17

Jul 25, 13:16

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 declined 82.1% from a year earlier to NT$199 million (US$6.6 million). EPS for the six-month period came to NT$0.45 compared with NT$2.51 during the same period in 2016.

Tripod Technology revenues up 3% in June

Jul 12, 14:33

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.685 billion (US$120.98 million) for June 2017, representing a 3.06% increase on month and 2.57% increase on year.

Lite-On Semi 2Q17 revenues rise, Eris hit record high

Jul 10, 11:54

Diodes and discrete component maker Lite-On Semiconductor saw its revenues increase 26.8% sequentially and 7.6% from a year earlier to about NT$2.9 billion (US$94.9 million) in the second quarter of 2017, while second-quarter revenues at fellow company Eris Technology climbed to a record high of NT$357...

Taiwan PCB firms post revenue growth in June

Jul 7, 14:24

HDI PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing, and flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect all enjoyed revenue growth in June.

Yageo posts record 2Q17 revenues

Jul 6, 21:29

Passive component firm Yageo saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$7.935 billion (US$259.3 million).

Walsin, Chilisin June revenues rise

Jul 6, 21:21

MLCC specialist Walsin Technology and inductor maker Chilisin Electronics both enjoyed revenue growth in June driven by a seasonal pick-up in demand for smartphones.

FPCB maker Ichia revenues up in June

Jul 4, 22:09

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$633 billion (US$20.9 million) for June, growing 5.05% on month and 19.94% on year.

CHPT enjoys another month of record revenues

Jul 4, 13:34

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$284 million (US$9.3 million) for June 2017, hitting a record for the fourth consecutive month.

Tong Hsing starts shipments for 3D sensing products

Jun 30, 15:56

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as other niche ICs, started shipments for 3D sensing products in small volume in June, and has seen orders for CMOS image sensors resume, according to market sources.

CMOS image sensor sales to reach another record high in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 28, 22:22

CMOS image sensor sales are on pace to reach a seventh straight record high in 2017, and nothing ahead should stop this semiconductor product category from breaking more annual records through 2021, according to IC Insights.

Unitech suspends plant partially after fatal accident

Jun 27, 11:46

Unitech Prinited Circuit Board has suspended part of the operations at its plant in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan, in the wake of a fatal accident there.

IntelliEPI expects to post sequential revenue growth through 3Q17

Jun 23, 16:28

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, expects to post sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2017.

Yageo to raise MLCC prices 15-30%

Jun 23, 11:10

For the second time in 2017, Yageo and Walsin Technology will raise MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitor) prices to reflect tight supply, according to industry sources.

FPCB firm Flexium to see July revenues rise substantially

Jun 22, 22:16

Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect is expected to see its July revenues rise substantially driven by robust demand for high-end smartphones, according to industry sources.

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

Thinking to expand business in car electronics market

Jun 21, 19:20

Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial is looking to grow sales generated from the car electronics sector to 10% of company revenues in 2017, according to the company.

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

Jun 21, 15:58

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) is expected to stay tight through 2018, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo and Walsin Technology are encouraged to initiate another price increase in the second half of 2017 amid the continued tight supply,...

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David Lee. The maker of discrete and analog IC components expects its performance in the second quarter to substantially...

Lite-On Semi president

Kemet unveils COTS polymer electrolytic device offering with extended life test option

Jun 19, 19:30

Kemet has introduced what it calls the industry’s first COTS grade polymer electrolytic capacitor with a 1,000-hour life test option. The new option, also known as the "Biased Humidity Test," provides capacitors qualified at 85 degrees C with 85% relative humidity at rated voltage applied for...

Win Semi looks to 5G base station construction for 2018 growth

Jun 19, 16:40

With 5G base station construction set to kick off in 2018, GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its business to enter another high-growth phase, according to company chairman Dennis Chen.

PWM IC backend firm GEM Services to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017

Jun 15, 13:37

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is forecast to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017 driven by strong demand for MOSFET chips, according to market sources.

Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May

Jun 13, 17:43

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2017 increased 3.9% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$971 million (US$32.1 million). The results marked the highest monthly level since August 2010.

Chin-Poon Industrial revenues rise in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 15:48

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.102 billion (US$69.75 million) for May 2017, representing a 7.82% increase on month and 8.1% increase on year.

Compeq posts revenue growth in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:36

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.52 billion (US$116.6 million) for May 2017, up 1.7% sequentially and 8.9% on year.

Inductor makers Chilisin, Mag.Layers see May revenues increase

Jun 7, 14:48

Taiwan-based Chilisin Electronics and Mag.Layers Scientific-Industrial, which manufacture inductors and power chokes, have reported on-year revenue increases for May 2017 of 7% and 12%, respectively.

Yageo posts revenue growth in May

Jun 6, 15:25

Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.7 billion (US$89.8 million) for May 2017, up 6.9% on year and 3.7% sequentially.

Ichia Technologies sees increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 2, 15:15

Flexible PCB maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$602 million (US$19.9 million) for May, increasing 16.51% on month and 17.45% on year. May's revenues were the company's highest monthly figures in 20 months.

Taiwan semiconductor production value to grow 3.5% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 11:00

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is expected to amount to NT$2.4 trillion (US$79.74 billion) in 2017, up 3.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth projected for the global semiconductor industry, according to the Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC).

Sony gives priority to Apple, China-based vendors for CIS capacity

Jun 1, 15:24

Sony has given priority to Apple, and China-based Huawei, Oppo and Vivo for CMOS image sensor (CIS) capacity, according to industry sources.

CHPT to provide solutions for special-purpose PCBs

May 30, 15:43

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has disclosed plans to develop new solutions for the manufacture of special-purpose PCBs with total investment estimated at NT$1.05 billion (US$34.9 million).

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