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 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.
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...
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.
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.
PCB maker Compeq posts profit growth for 4Q15
Mar 23, 14:05
HDI-PCB specialist Compeq Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$954 million (US$24.9 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 2.85% sequentially and 24.6% on year. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.83.
TUC to appeal patent ruling favoring Isola
Mar 22, 11:14
Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) will file an appeal against a US district court ruling in favor of Isola in a patent dispute, according to the Taiwan-based CCL maker.
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS
Mar 17, 22:26
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about US$255 to build. The US version of the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$249.55, which rises to US$255.05 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the...
Topoint reports EPS of NT$2.34 for 2015
Newswatch - Mar 15, 15:21
Drill bit supplier Topoint Technology has reported net profits of NT$515 million (US$15.71 million) for 2015, increasing 9.1% on year. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$2.34 for the year, the highest in seven years.
Copper foil maker Co-Tech February revenues rise on year
Mar 14, 22:02
Copper foil maker Co-Tech Copper Foil has reported consolidated revenues of NT$366 million (US$11.2 million) for February 2016, up 14.3% on year. Revenues for the first two months of the year amounted to NT$731 million, rising 10.3% compared to the same period in 2015.
Career February sales hit 2-year low
Mar 10, 10:55
Flexible PCB (FPCB) supplier Career Technology's revenues fell 3.5% from a year earlier in February 2016, which marked the seventh consecutive month of on-year revenue decreases.
Zhen Ding reports sales decrease for February
Newswatch - Mar 9, 22:14
PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology Holding has reported revenues of NT$3.669 billion (US$112.62 million) for February, down 41% sequentially and 5.8% on year. The figures were also the company's lowest monthly sales in 24 months.
Chin-Poon February revenues rise on year
Mar 9, 22:12
Chin-Poon Industrial has reported consolidated revenues for February 2016 increased around 20% from a year earlier to NT$1.83 billion (US$55.8 million).