Career expects sales to peak in 4Q14
Jul 25, 10:46
Flexible PCB supplier Career Technology expects its sales to peak in the fourth quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing shipments of FPCBs to the wearable device sector.
TPCA urges Taiwan government to upgrade PCB industry
Jul 24, 21:26
The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) has presented a white paper calling for the government to lead Taiwan's PCB industry to develop next-generation products and to promote industry upgrades.
Flexible PCB suppliers to enjoy strong sales in 2H14
Jul 21, 15:10
Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014, particularly from August when related makers begin to assemble the new iPhones, according to industry sources.
Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax brace for strong sales in 2H14
Jul 18, 15:56
Cleanroom supplier Acter and process control solution provider Lumax International are expected to see their revenues grow quarter-on-quarter in the second half of 2014, based on booming wafer foundry business in Taiwan and continued expansion by LCD and LED plants in China, according to industry so...
Ichia sees profits increase sharply in 2Q14
Jul 17, 14:01
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported pre-tax profits of NT$524 million (US$17.46 million) for the second quarter of 2014, up 98% sequentially and 180% on year. Net EPS for the first half of 2014 stood at NT$1.91.
Kinsus, Unimicron to benefit from Apple A8 processor orders
Jul 16, 15:33
IC substrate suppliers Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are likely to land windfall orders for 20nm substrates from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the foundry house has begun producing A8 processors for Apple.
PCB makers TPT and Tripod see increased 2Q14 revenues
Jul 15, 15:23
Taiwan-based TV-use PCB makers Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Tripod Technology both have posted strong sales for the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by their expanding product portfolios, according to industry sources.
Zhen Ding, Career ramping FPCB production capacity
Jul 14, 16:18
Flexible PCB suppliers including Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology both have ramped up their capacities in preparation for new orders that are likely to come along with the release of next-generation iPhones and new smartphone models by non-Apple vendors in the second half of 2014,...
Discrete component makers to enjoy sales growth in 2014
Jul 14, 09:51
Taiwan-based discrete component makers including Lite-On Semiconductor, Actron Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor, Eris Technology and Panjit International are expected to see their revenues grow significantly in 2014 on substantial shipments for PCs, tablets, handsets and other mobile devices, according...
IC substrate suppliers look to strong sales in 2H14
Jul 9, 19:51
Major Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers are set to post strong revenue growth in the second half of 2014 in line with booming sales at wafer foundry houses and IC backend service companies, according to industry sources.
Lite-On Semi to ramp up rectifier diode shipments
Jul 8, 15:41
Lite-On Semiconductor is expected to significantly ramp up its shipments of thin bridge rectifier diodes from the third quarter of 2014 as the company has landed orders from two major smartphone vendors in China, according to industry sources. The company is currently shipping 5-10 million thin bridge...
Ichia Technologies June revenues hit record
Jul 3, 16:11
Taiwan-based flexible PCB and handset keyboard maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.066 billion (US$35.5 million) for June, its highest monthly level with growth of 2.38% on month and 38.19% on year.
Mirle, Hiwin set for strong sales in 2H14
Jul 2, 13:58
LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation and machinery component and robot maker Hiwin Technologies are bracing for strong sales in the second half of 2014 due to improved order visibility, according to industry sources.
Apex sees increase in revenues, but drop in profits in 2013
Jun 26, 15:24
PCB maker Apex International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.34 billion (US$211.58 million) for 2013, up 11.1% on year, but the company's net profits dropped 35.35% on year to reach NT$353 million with EPS reaching NT$3.70 due to costs from establishing new plants and appreciation of the...
Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult
Jun 19, 16:44
China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June 2013, and the company so far is showing no signs of recovery. Spreadtrum's parent company Tsinghua Unigroup's acquisition...
Thinking revenues hit 3-year high in May
Jun 12, 21:58
Protective component supplier Thinking Electronic saw its revenues hit a three-year high in May, powered by the availability of added production capacity from its new plant in Jiangxi, China, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Dynamic swings back to profitability in 1Q14
Jun 11, 22:21
Rigid-flexible PCB maker Dynamic Electronics has reported net profits of NT$34.77 billion (US$1.16 million) for the first quarter of 2014, ending a five-quarter string of losses. First-quarter EPS stood at NT$0.12.
TPT, Tripod to see revenues grow 5-10% in 2Q14
Jun 10, 22:09
PCB makers Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and Tripod Technology are expected to see their revenues grow 5-10% and 5%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the previous quarter, buoyed by rising shipments of notebook, HDI and optoelectronics boards, according to industry sources.
FPCB makers raising capex budgets for 2014
Jun 4, 22:06
Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology are increasing their capex for capacity ramps in 2014, according to industry sources.
Computex gets smart
Jun 3, 13:26
Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...
Taiwan PCB production value down 14.1% sequentially in 1Q14, says IEK
May 30, 11:51
Factories set up by Taiwan-based PCB makers in Taiwan and China recorded total production value of NT$125.3 billion (US$4.14 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, decreasing 14.1% on quarter but increasing 8.5% on year, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK).
FCCL maker AEM ramping EMI shielding film shipments
May 29, 14:14
Flexible copper clad-laminate (FCCL) maker Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) has ramped its shipments of EMI shielding films to 40,000 square feet a month, pushing its monthly revenues to an all-time high in April, according to the company.
Taiwan PCB makers look to more orders from China-based Xiaomi
May 27, 15:55
Taiwan-based PCB makers are expected to land more orders, particularly for high-end HDI boards, from Xiaomi Technology as the China-based vendor has begun to ramp up shipments of its tablets in addition to smartphones, according to industry sources.
Handset vendors to compete for audio performance
May 23, 15:50
Handset vendors are likely to enter a new round of competition to upgrade their sound-processing technology in order to deliver high quality audio content through their smartphones, according to industry sources.
HDI, any-layer board production lines to run at full capacity through June
May 23, 14:27
The production lines for HDI and any-layer boards at Taiwan's major PCB makers, including Unimicron Technology, Compeq Manufacturing, Tripod Technology and Unitech Printed Circuit Board, are likely to run at full capacity through June due to strong demand from the smartphone sector, according to industry...
Tripod Technology HDI capacity utilization rises to 90%
May 22, 19:20
Taiwan-based PCB maker Tripod Technology, due to booming orders for HDI boards, seen its HDI production capacity utilization rise to 90% currently, higher than the overall capacity utilization of over 80% for all types of PCBs, according to the company.
Apex new capacity in Thailand comes online
May 21, 22:09
Apex International, a Taiwan-invested PCB maker in Thailand, has kicked off commercial operations for the first-phase capacity of its new plant. The plant will have a production capacity of 700,000 square feet of PCBs initially.
Chin-Poon Industrial expanding automotive PCB capacity
May 20, 21:12
Chin-Poon Industrial, the largest Taiwan-based automotive PCB maker with a global market share of about 10%, has started production capacity expansion with a planned investment of NT$3.2 billion (US$106 million) over four years.
FCCL maker Asia Electronic looks to continual growth through 2014
May 13, 15:08
Flexible copper clad-laminate (FCCL) maker Asia Electronic Materials expects its revenues to continue growing quarter-on-quarter through 2014 after seeing sales rise 3.4% on year to NT$402 million (US$13.3 million) in the first quarter of the year. Net profits for the first quarter totaled NT$9.43...
Niching Industrial 1Q14 net profits up 192% on year
May 13, 10:56
IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has reported net profits of NT$9.21 million (US$304,000) for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 192% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.24 for the quarter, according to the company.