Tripod profits to rise 5-10% in 2015, says report
Stockwatch - Dec 24, 22:56
PCB manufacturer Tripod Technology is expected to enjoy profit growth of 5-10% in 2015, thanks to a diversified product portfolio, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted market watchers as saying in a recent report.
Server board suppliers to enjoy brisk sales in 1Q15
Dec 24, 22:53
Network and server multilayer board suppliers, including BoardTek Electronics, Allied Circuit and Gold Circuit Electronics, are expected to see their sales remain brisk in the first quarter of 2015, buoyed by the growing number of large-scale cloud computing centers, according to industry sources.
Unitech expands HDI-board capacity
Dec 18, 21:55
Unitech Printed Circuit Board has expanded production capacity for HDI boards by about 10% since 2014, according to the company, adding that the utilization rate of its HDI board production lines has stayed high buoyed by growing demand for smartphones.
Wahlee signs NT$3 billion syndicated loans for business expansion
Dec 17, 15:34
Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has signed a NT$3 billion (US$95.9 million) 5-year syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium, with the new funds to repay part of short-term loans and to finance its expansion projects.
Huawei makes largest 12-month gains in global PV inverter market, says IHS
Dec 11, 21:28
SMA, ABB, and Omron lead global photovoltaic (PV) inverter market-share rankings; however, over the first three quarters of 2014, China-based telecommunications company Huawei made the largest gain in global market share, with just over 2-percentage points (2pp) growth, according to the latest report...
JMC Electronics to apply for TSE listing
Dec 11, 21:18
JMC Electronics plans to apply for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in 2016, with an initial public offering (IPO) set to be introduced in 2015.
Compeq sales up in November
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:17
Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.445 billion (US$111.13 million) for November 2014, representing a 0.53% increase on month and 13.92% increase on year.
PCB maker Eiso to list on Taiwan OTC
Dec 8, 11:38
Taiwan-based Eiso Enterprise will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$32 (US$1.03) per share on December 23, according to the company.
AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales
Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36
GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from the Commercial Times and Economic Daily News (EDN) commenting on AWSC's performance in the fourth...
FPCB maker Ichia sees revenues decline in November
Dec 1, 21:31
Flexible PCB (FPCB) and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$830 million (US$26.81 million) for November, down 10% sequentially and 19% on year. For the first 11 months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$10.47 billion, increasing 20% on year.
Taiwan PCB production value to rise 7% in 2014, says IEK
Nov 28, 14:58
Factories set up by Taiwan-based PCB makers in Taiwan and China are forecast to generate total production value of NT$558.4 billion (US$18.1 billion) in 2014, rising 6.93% on year, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK). IEK previously estimated a smaller 3% increase.
Co-Tech looking to diversify products
Nov 28, 14:53
Co-Tech Copper Foil has developed copper oxide powders for use in HDI manufacturing, with volume shipments slated for the second quarter of 2015, according to the copper foil maker.
COF tape supply likely to fall short
Nov 28, 14:51
As the number of suppliers decreases, global supply of chip-on-film (COF) tapes has shrunk significantly, according to industry sources. Supply may fall short in 2015, as demand for LCD driver ICs for use in Ultra HD TVs will rise robustly, said the sources.
Soitec, SK Innovation team up for semiconductor materials
Nov 25, 16:11
France-based Soitec and SK Innovation of Korea have signed an agreement to establish an alliance focused on accelerating innovation in the area of semiconductor materials for information communication technologies and Internet-of-things (IoT) applications.
Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK
Nov 21, 15:37
Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence compared to the local IC packaging sector led by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries...
USI raises funds
Nov 21, 10:31
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that affiliate Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), which specializes in electronics design and design manufacture services, has raised an additional paid-in capital of CNY2.06 billion (US$336 million) from China's capital market.
ACX expects revenues to peak in 4Q14
Nov 19, 15:14
Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multi-layer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, expects its fourth-quarter revenues to reach its highest quarterly level for 2014.
Compeq 4Q14 sales to rise 5-10%
Nov 18, 15:28
HDI PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing is expected to report a modest 5-10% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to brisk demand for smartphones, according to market watchers.
Taimide expects 4Q14 sales to stay flat
Nov 18, 14:26
Taiwan-based polyimide (PI) film supplier Taimide Technology expects fourth-quarter sales to register flat sequential growth bucking seasonal trends, thanks to strong demand coming from the flexible PCB (FPCB) sector.
IntelliEPI set for higher gross margin
Nov 17, 21:46
Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$209 million (US$6.81 million) for the third quarter of 2014 with gross margins reaching 35.8%...
Wahlee nets NT$4.01 per share for January-September
Nov 17, 11:01
Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has reported net profit for the first three quarters of 2014 grew 7.5% on year to NT$988 million (US$32.3 million). EPS for the nine-month period came to NT$4.01.
Lite-On Semi 4Q14 sales to decrease
Nov 17, 10:59
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post a 10-15% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues, affected by seasonal factors, according to market sources.
Career Tech 3Q14 profits affected by Wintek bad debts
Nov 14, 15:54
Uncollected accounts receivable from Wintek, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month (October 2014), hurt profitability at flexible PCB maker Career Technology during the third quarter of 2014.
Niching 3Q14 net profits soar 86% on year
Nov 13, 19:27
IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial saw its third-quarter net profits soar 86% from a year earlier, with revenues increasing 37%.
PCB maker Tripod 3Q14 profits rise
Nov 12, 22:07
Tripod Technology saw its net profits increase 49.7% sequentially and 26.5% on year to NT$787 million (US$25.7 million) in the third quarter of 2014. EPS for the quarter came to NT$1.50, the highest in eight quarters.
Topco revenues decrease on month in October
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22
Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.
Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights
Nov 10, 10:23
IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require total semiconductor sales of over US$4.2 billion to make the 2014 top-20 ranking, according to the research firm.
Tripod October revenues flat on month
Stockwatch - Nov 7, 16:41
Tripod has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.817 billion (US$127.23 million) for October 2014, representing a 0.37% drop on month and 11.15% increase on year.
Opto, sensors, discretes market set to rise 9% in 2014, says IC Insights
Nov 6, 10:48
The worldwide market for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) appears to be returning to a new state of "normal" after struggling to maintain momentum over the past few years, following the strong 2010 recovery from the 2009 downturn, according to IC...
WT Micro posts record 3Q14 sales
Nov 4, 20:57
Consolidated sales at IC distributor WT Microelectronics climbed to a record NT$28.72 billion (US$752 million) in the third quarter of 2014, with net profits also reaching a record level.
Kinsus sees profits decline sequentially in 3Q14
Oct 28, 12:03
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$994 million (US$32.7 million) for the third quarter of 2014, down 19.3% sequentially but up 17.2% on year.
FCCL supplier Taiflex sees profits up 24% in 3Q14
Stockwatch - Oct 24, 11:37
FCCLmaker Taiflex Scientific has reported net profits of NT$290 million (US$9.54million) for the third quarter of 2013, up 24.3% sequentially but down 10.4% on year. EPS for the quarter stood at NT$1.41.
TPCA Show 2014 to take place from October 22-24
Oct 22, 15:02
The TPCA Show 2014 will take place at the Taiwan World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall from October 22-24. A total of 362 exhibitors will display their latest products across 1,334 booths.
Kinsus revenues to rebound in 4Q14
Oct 14, 22:30
IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its sales performance improve in the fourth quarter of 2014 after its revenues suffered a slight decrease of 1% to NT$6.73 billion (US$221.41 million) in the previous quarter, according to industry sources.
Chilisin September revenues hit all-time high
Newswatch - Oct 8, 22:08
Passive component maker Chilisin Electronics has reported revenues of NT$361 million (US$11.86 million) for September, a company high, and an increase of 3.2% on month and 2.4% on year.