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Taiwan IC materials suppliers expect better revenue records in 2018

Dec 12, 14:21

Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better records for 2018, mainly bolstered by increasing demand for silicon wafers, photoresists, and other advanced materials...

China gets big boost in semiconductor equipment localization

Dec 8, 16:10

China has taken a big stride forward in the localization of semiconductor equipment needed to support domestic chip production, as some major equipment makers have achieved technological breakthroughs and successfully developed key equipment such as vertical oxidation furnaces and chemical-mechanical...

Leadframe maker Chang Wah sees November revenues up over 18-fold on year

Dec 7, 17:47

Leadframe maker Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$768 million (US$25.58 million) for November, up 6% on month and 1,846.9% on year.

Chang Wah chairman Huang Chia-neng

Jih Lin sees order visibility till January 2018

Dec 7, 15:10

Lead frame maker Jih Lin Technology has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through January 2018, and plans to hike quotes by 15-20% for all product lines in two months due to tight supply and rising copper cost.

Jih Lin chairman Tsai Shang-yuan

Diode maker Eris sees November revenues up on improving production efficiency

Dec 6, 15:09

Rectifier diode maker Eris Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$117 million (US$3.9 million) for November, down 10% sequentially but up 21.87% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$1.27 billion, up 28.79% on year.

Yageo November revenues hit record for fifth straight month

Dec 5, 14:30

Passive component maker Yageo saw its consolidated revenues continue hitting record levels for the fifth consecutive month to reach NT$3.27 billion (US$108.2 million) in November, which represented an increase of 7.7% on month and 38.7% on year.

Altek expects 3D sensing boom in next 5-8 years

Dec 5, 11:06

Digital camera and imaging solution supplier Altek expects 3D sensing to see strong demand in the next 5-8 years, according to company chairman and CEO Alex Hsia.


Compeq Manufacturing reports increased revenues for November

Dec 4, 15:42

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.778 billion (US$192.41 million) for November 2017, representing a 5.78% increase on month and 20.04% increase on year.

Taiwan players in 3D sensor supply chain to see lucrative market in 2018

Dec 4, 15:04

With Android-based smartphones vendors expected to incorporate 3D sensors into their smartphone models following Apple's adoption of TrueDepth facial recognition system of iPhone X, Taiwan players in the related supply chain, including upstream suppliers of gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafers and makers...

iPhone X with 3D sensor facial recognition system

Flexible PCB maker Ichia reports steady November sales

Dec 4, 11:50

Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported steady sales for November, buoyed by increased shipments of flexible PCB products to the automobile sector. Sales for November were down 2% sequentially but up 11% on year to NT$660 million (US$21.98 million).

Digitimes Research: SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025

Nov 30, 16:15

While silicon remains the mainstream power semiconductor material, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are seen more suitable for power semiconductor devices needed by electric cars and mobile devices, as they can perform much better than Si in reducing on-state resistance and miniaturizing...

Downstream players scrambling to build up inventories amid tight wafer supply

Nov 29, 16:36

The semiconductor supply chain - especially chip vendors - as well as downstream distribution channels and end-market customers, are rushing to pile up inventories by the end of 2017, seeking to secure better sales performance in 2018 amid lingering tight supply of upstream materials, parts and components,...

Power components supply to remain tight in 1H18

Nov 29, 16:16

The supply of power components is expected to remain tight throughout the first half of 2018 as the proliferation of automobile electronics products and IoT devices will keep demand for these components constantly at high levels, according to industry sources.

PCB maker Unitech to end 2017 with profitability

Nov 29, 14:24

Unitech Printed Circuit Board is expected to return to profitability by the end of 2017, as brisk shipments to the smartphone sector and rising product ASPs have helped drive up the firm's earnings for the second half of the year. And the shipment boom is expected to last into 2018, allowing the company...

China IC sector must develop large IDMs, says expert

Nov 28, 14:59

China's semiconductor industry must move to establish major IDM (integrated device manufacture) enterprises with global competitiveness to fill up the deficiency of domestic IDM deployments, while continuing to strengthen its IC design and foundry businesses, according to Ye Tianchun, director of the...

IMECAS director Ye Tianchun

China Big Fund planning second round of support for local IC sector

Nov 24, 11:24

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has raised an estimated CNY150-200 billion (US$22.8-30.4 billion) which will be spent for the second phase of its capital support for the country's local IC companies, Taiwan-based TrendForce said in its recent repo...

NPO MLCC tight supply lingers due to booming demand

Nov 23, 15:05

The market supply of MLCC (multi-layer ceramic capacitors) has remained tight, especially NPO models, due to increasing demand from the mobile-device fast charging and wireless charging segments, with the tight supply not expected to ease until the first half of 2018 at the earliest, according to...

MLCC remains in tight supply

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.

Anpec expects fan motor drivers to drive 2018 revenue growth

Nov 17, 11:42

Analog IC firm Anpec Electronics expects growing sales of its fan motor driver ICs to be a major revenue growth driver for the company in 2018.

Yageo to raise MLCC prices again

Nov 16, 15:22

Yageo is poised to raise its MLCC prices for the fourth time in 2017 to reflect its ongoing tight supply, and rising materials and labor costs, according to a Chinese-language report.

Chin-Poon revenues rise 4.33% on year in October

Nov 14, 15:23

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.974 billion (US$65.42 million) for October 2017, representing a 4.33% drop on month and 5.81% increase on year.

Zhen Ding expects strong PCB demand to last till 1Q18, says chairman

Nov 14, 12:00

Taiwan-based PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology is seeing strong demand in the fourth quarter of 2017 and expects the momentum to continue in the first quarter of 2018, according to company chairman Charles Shen.

Zhen Ding chairman Charles Shen

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI

Nov 14, 11:33

Power discrete component supplier HY Electronic specializing in diode products has disclosed plans to acquire a 70% stake in Taiwan GPP (TGI) for NT$350 million (US$11.52 million).

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI to strengthen its vertical integration

Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 3Q17, says SEMI

Nov 13, 10:55

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments continued trending up in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 0.7% sequentially and hitting a new high in terms of quarterly shipments, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).

Machvison posts record October revenues

Nov 9, 15:15

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has announced consolidated revenues of NT$171 million (US$5.7 million) for October 2017, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month.

Lite-On Semi October revenues rise nearly 19% on year

Nov 9, 14:50

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for October 2017 increased 18.6% on year and 5.2% sequentially to NT$1.05 billion (US$34.9 million).

IGBT outlook in China: Q&A with HHGrace executive Jiye Yang

Nov 9, 11:31

Insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is technologically the most advanced device among power electronics and boasts extensive applications ranging from home-use small electromagnetic ovens to strategic industries such as rail transit, electric vehicles, and smart power grids. This discrete semiconductor...

Jiye Yang, senior director of HHGrace's TD Integration Division I

Taiwan passive component makers report flat results for October

Nov 8, 13:36

Most Taiwan-based passive component makers including MLCC specialist Walsin Technology, capacitor makers Apaq Technology and Kaimei Electronic, and inductor suppliers Chilisin Electronics and Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics, have reported flat performance for October due to seasonal factors.

Tripod Technology sees revenues rise 9.59% on year in October

Nov 7, 17:40

Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.155 billion (US$137.67 million) for October 2017, representing a 3.07% drop on month and 9.59% increase on year.

Compeq October revenues rise 17.85% on year

Nov 7, 17:37

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.463 billion (US$181.01 million) for October 2017, representing a 1.02% drop on month and 17.85% increase on year.

Yageo revenues up 26.39% on year in October

Nov 7, 17:36

Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.033 billion (US$100.49 million) for October 2017, representing a 1.06% increase on month and 26.39% increase on year.

Taiwan diode makers thrive on wireless charging boom

Nov 7, 17:01

With wireless charging poised to become a mainstream trend for mobile devices following Apple's adoption of the new charging system in its iPhone X devices, many Taiwan suppliers of protection components including rectifier diodes and electro static discharge (ESD) diodes are expected to enjoy sharp...

Kinsus posts record October revenues

Nov 7, 11:08

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology saw its October revenues climb to a record high of NT$2.48 billion (US$82.3 million).

Infineon intros five-output digital voltage regulator in QFN package

Nov 7, 10:35

Infineon Technologies has launched the IRPS5401, a five-output point of load (POL) digital voltage regulator for FPGAs, ASICs, and other multi-rail power systems. The IRPS5401has been developed as a fully integrated PMIC solution that replaces multiple regulators with a single device in a 7mm x 7mm...

Infineon IRPS5401

Wafer test specialist CHPT optimistic about performance in 2018

Nov 6, 09:52

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has expressed optimism about its sales prospects for 2018 due to stable orders for application processor (AP) test solutions, significant increase in the number of customers for logic IC probe cards, and active deployment in the satellite...

Opto, sensor and discrete ICs to reach record US$75 billion in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 3, 15:57

More than a dozen product categories in optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes semiconductors (O-S-D) are on track to set record-high annual sales this year, according to IC Insights. Driven by the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing levels of intelligent embedded controls,...

Supplies of mature IC parts to remain tight in 2018, say sources

Nov 2, 15:03

The supply of some IC parts and components, including wafers, passive components, and DRAM, MOSFET and NOR flash chips, will remain tight in 2018 due to the absence of capacity ramps by major suppliers, according to industry sources.

Ichia reports sequential revenue decline for October

Nov 2, 11:18

Flexible PCBs and handset chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$674.2 million (US$22.35 million) for October, down 2.57% on month but up 34.35% on year.

Kinsus 1Q-3Q17 net profits fall

Nov 1, 13:47

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$476 million (US$15.8 million) for the first three quarters of 2017, down 72.7% on year, with EPS reaching NT$1.07 compared with NT$3.92 a year earlier.

Lead time for MOSFET chips extends

Oct 30, 12:16

Major MOSFET suppliers have extended delivery lead times to 13-18 weeks from 8-12 weeks as the supply of MOSFET chips has become tighter on rising demand for electric cars, according to industry sources.

Innovative products, technologies take center stage at TPCA Show 2017

Oct 26, 16:16

Many Taiwan players in the PCB supply chain have debuted their newest products, technologies and solutions at the TPCA Show 2017 running October 25-27 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, seeking to explore more potential customers and business opportunities.

Machvision showcasing new optical inspection systems at TPCA Show 2017

Strong MOSFET demand to boost revenues at backend firm GEM Services in 4Q17

Oct 26, 11:46

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues driven by continued strong demand for MOSFET chips in fourth-quarter 2017, according to market sources.

TPCA Show 2017 highlights tech advancements for AI

Oct 25, 15:32

The TPCA Show 2017 opened October 25 for a three-day run at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, with over 400 exhibitors from PCB-related supply chains showcasing their latest products and solutions at over 1,400 booths, aiming to underscore the role of PCBs in the AI (artificial intelligence) ecosystem...

PCBs on display at TPCA Show 2017

Audix to ramp up shipments of VCM components

Oct 25, 13:32

IC distributor and component maker Audix will ramp up monthly shipments of its VCM (voice coil motor) components to 50 million units in October and November, according to industry sources. With its VCMs, Audix has reportedly cut into the supply chain for Apple's new iPhone devices.

Audix enjoys strong VCM demand for smartphone cameras

SDI resumes production at China leadframe plant

Oct 24, 15:15

Taiwan-based Shuen Der Industry (SDI), a supplier of semiconductor leadframes, has resumed production at a China factory which was ordered to suspend and remediate polluted water.

Kinsus 4Q17 revenues to rise by up to 20%, says report

Oct 18, 14:36

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to enjoy an up to 20% sequential increase in fourth-quarter 2017 revenues, driven mainly by a ramp-up of orders for substrate-like PCBs, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Foxlink revenues drop on year in September

Oct 11, 17:04

Foxlink has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.978 billion (US$330.01 million) for September 2017, representing a 14.15% increase on month and 4.97% drop on year.

Chin-Poon Industrial revenues rise 11% in September

Oct 11, 17:03

Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.064 billion (US$68.27 million) for September 2017, representing a 0.02% increase on month and 11.33% increase on year.

Compeq Manufacturing reports increased revenues for September

Oct 6, 15:59

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.519 billion (US$181.77 million) for September 2017, representing a 11.23% increase on month and 18.11% increase on year.

Topco Scientific reports increased revenues for September

Oct 6, 15:47

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.106 billion (US$69.36 million) for September 2017, representing a 3.07% increase on month and 9.9% increase on year.

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