Notebook PCB specialist GBM posts decreased January sales
Feb 5, 14:59
Taiwan-based Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which specializes in the manufacture of notebook-use PCBs, has reported revenues for January 2016 decreased 1% sequentially and 8% from a year earlier to NT$2.12 billion (US$63.8 million).
Iteq posts decreased January revenues
Feb 4, 21:30
Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturer Iteq has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.71 billion (US$51.7 million) for January 2016, down 1.6% sequentially and 3.1% on year.
Kinsus reports increased earnings for 2015
Newswatch - Feb 3, 21:51
IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.904 billion for 2015, decreasing 19% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$6.51 for the year.
FPCB maker Ichia sees decreased January revenues
Stockwatch - Feb 2, 12:18
Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$473 million (US$14.15 million) for January 2016, dropping 5.74% from the previous month and 41.22% from the period one year earlier.
Flexium books record profits for 2015
Jan 29, 10:59
Flexible PCB supplier Flexium Interconnect has reported record net profits of NT$2.76 billion (US$82.2 million) for 2015. EPS climbed to NT$10.83 from NT$6.40 in 2014.
PCB maker Apex reports strong earnings for 2015
Newswatch - Jan 25, 15:55
PCB maker Apex International has reported net profits of NT$145 million (US$4.32 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, down 41.8% sequentially but up 125.4% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$1.18 for the quarter.
VPEC to book record EPS for 2015, says report
Stockwatch - Jan 21, 10:10
Taiwan-based Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such as smartphones and tablets, is expected to report a record EPS of NT$2.60 (US$0.08) for 2015, the Chinese-language Commercial Times...
TXC pre-tax profits decrease 5% in 2015
Stockwatch - Jan 19, 10:59
Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.09 billion (US$32.4 million) for 2015, down 5.4% on year, while revenues decreased 2.7% to NT$9.27 billion.
Unimicron 4Q15 EPS to reach 5-quarter high, says report
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 22:45
Taiwan's Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, is expected to see its fourth-quarter EPS climb to the highest level in five quarters, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
VPEC December revenues soar 27%
Jan 7, 21:16
Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such as smartphones and tablets, saw its December revenues increase 27.3% sequentially to NT$255 million (US$7.7 million).
Yageo December revenues fall 15%
Stockwatch - Jan 6, 21:13
Yageo, a manufacturer of MLCCs and chip resistors, has reported consolidated revenues for December fell 14.6% sequentially to NT$1.97 billion (US$59.3 million).
TSMT December revenues rise 7%
Stockwatch - Jan 6, 21:12
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for December increased 7.4% sequentially to NT$2.78 billion (US$84 million).
Ichia reports decreased December revenues
Stockwatch - Jan 5, 10:52
Handset-use flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$502 million (US$15.3 million) for December 2015, decreasing 10.84% on month and 33.62% on year.
Fulltech to set up fiber glass fabric plant in China
Newswatch - Dec 31, 10:30
PCB upstream material maker Fulltech Fiber Glass plans to invest US$16 million to set up a plant in China to produce fiber glass yarn and fiber glass fabric products, according to a Chinese-language EconomicDaily News (EDN) report.
Flexium announces share buyback
Stockwatch - Dec 25, 10:57
Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has announced plans to repurchase as many as 20 million shares, or 7.2% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$60 (US$1.83) and NT$130 per share from December 25 to February 24, 2016.
Unimicron approves NT$5.01 billion for 2016 capex
Stockwatch - Dec 25, 10:56
The board of directors of Unimicron Technology, a manufacturer of PCBs and IC substrates, has approved plans to budget NT$5.01 billion (US$152.9 million) in capital expenditures (capex) for 2016.
PCB maker Wus announces stock buyback
Stockwatch - Dec 23, 14:48
PCB maker Wus Printed Circuit has announced plans to repurchase as many as 30 million shares, or 9.73% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$18.83 (US$0.57) and NT$39.23 per share through February 22, 2016. The move is aimed at maintaining the company's credit and shareholder equity, Wus...
Fire breaks out at Tripod PCB factory
Dec 22, 16:23
A fire broke out at Tripod Technology's factory in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, in the late hours of December 21. It took firefighters using 25 fire trucks approximately five hours to put out the fire. No injuries have been reported.
Tai-Saw to buy preferred shares, bonds issued by Sawnics
Stockwatch - Dec 18, 10:25
Quartz component maker Tai-Saw Technology plans to buy preferred shares and convertible bonds of Korea-based Sawnics from AD-Investment and OPUS Private Equity, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
TXC sees pre-tax profits down in January-November
Stockwatch - Dec 18, 10:21
Quartz component maker TXC has reported pre-tax profits of NT$977.5 million (US$30 million) for the first 11 months of 2015, down 3.5% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$3.16 before taxes for the 11-month period.
Taiwan FTC fines 10 capacitor firms for price fixing
Dec 10, 14:44
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a verdict to slap fines totaling NT$5.79 billion (US$176.64 million) on 10 aluminum and tantalum capacitor makers, including seven Japan-based companies and their subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Taiwan, for price fixing during the period from 2005 to...
SEMI cuts forecast for 2015, 2016 fab equipment spending
Dec 9, 20:21
SEMI has lowered its forecast for the global 2015 semiconductor fab equipment spending growth to 0.5% from the 5% estimated previously. The industry association also revised downward its growth projection for 2016 fab equipment spending to 2.6% from 6.6%.
Tripod sees on-year rise in November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:41
Tripod Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.773 billion (US$114.88 million) for November 2015, representing a 2.48% drop on month and 3.79% increase on year.
TSMT November revenues slip 7% on year
Stockwatch - Dec 8, 10:56
Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), an LCD surface-mount technology (SMT) production solutions provider, has announced consolidated revenues for November 2015 decreased 7.3% from a year earlier to NT$2.59 billion (US$78.8 million).
Compeq November revenues hit record for 5th straight month
Stockwatch - Dec 7, 23:55
PCB manufacturer Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.07 billion (US$154.4 million) for November 2015, hitting a monthly record for the fifth consecutive month. The figure also represented increases of 1.1% on month and 47.3% on year.
New FC BGA substrate plant to boost Unimicron 2016 revenues, says report
Stockwatch - Dec 3, 15:29
Revenues generated at Unimicron Technology's new flip-chip ball-grid array (FC BGA) substrate plant will reach NT$500 million (US$15.3 million) per month in 2016, up from about NT$350 million in December, making a positive contribution to the Taiwan-based maker's performance for the year, according...
TSMC expands production based on GaN Systems technololgy
Dec 3, 11:17
GaN Systems, a maker of gallium nitride power transistors, has announced that its foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has expanded production of products based on GaN System's proprietary Island technology by 10 times in response to surging global demand from consumer and enterprise...
Ichia reports decreased November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 1, 21:38
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$563 million (US$17.2 million) for November 2015, representing a decrease of 6% on month and 32% on year.
Taiwan PCB production value increases 7.1% sequentially in 3Q15
Nov 26, 11:26
The production value of PCB products manufactured by Taiwan-based makers in Taiwan and China totaled NT$147.5 billion (US$4.544 billion) in the third quarter of 2015, up 7.1% on quarter but down 0.3% on year, according to the government-backed Industrial Economics and Knowledge (IEK) center.
Unimicron to spin off rigid-flex PCB unit
Stockwatch - Nov 19, 10:41
PCB and IC substrate maker Unimicron Technology has announced plans to spin off its rigid-flex PCB businesses into a wholly-owned separate company. The new entity will become effective on December 1, 2015.