FPCB supplier Flexium February revenues dip 45% on month
Newswatch - Mar 7, 14:45
Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has reported revenues of NT$597 million (US$19.72 million) for February, down 45% sequentially but up 17.1% on year. For the first two months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$1.68 billion, edging down 0.9% from a year earlier.
Taiflex, ThinFlex February sales fall over 20%
Mar 5, 22:05
Flexible copper-clad laminate (FCCL) makers Taiflex Scientific and ThinFlex have announced decreases in February consolidated sales from the previous month of 21.8% and 38.2%, respectively, due to seasonal factors.
Quartz component suppliers ramping shipments to China
Mar 4, 15:48
Quartz component suppliers, including TXC, Taitien Electronics and Siward Crystal Technology, have all ramped up their shipments to the telecom and network equipment sectors in China, according to industry sources.
Tong Hsing sees net profits up over 20% in 2013
Feb 27, 14:32
Module packaging service and LED substrate vendor Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has reported net profits of NT$1.58 billion (US$52.18 million) for 2013, up 20.6% from a year earlier.
Chip resistor supplier Ralec expects to post 15% sales growth in 1Q14
Feb 27, 12:25
Chip resistor maker Ralec Electronic expects to report revenue growth of 15% on year for the first quarter of 2014, thanks to rising orders for chip resistors from the LED lighting industry, growing shipments of metal-plate resistors, as well as its expanding OEM business.
Tripod reports EPS NT$4.52 for 2013
Feb 26, 20:29
PCB maker Tripod Technology saw its net profits decrease 18.2% to NT$2.37 billion (US$78.04 million) in 2013 despite a 4.2% increase in revenue to NT$40.77 billion. EPS for the year stood at NT$4.52.
Demand for any-layer HDI boards to rise in 2H14
Feb 26, 15:08
Demand for any-layer HDI PCBs is expected to rise in the second half of 2014 due to the rollouts of new smartphones, including LTE-enabled phones and models with fingerprint sensors which will consume more high-end HDI boards, according to industry sources.
China PCB makers begin shipping IC substrates and high-end PCBs
Feb 25, 16:07
China-based PCB makers have begun shipping IC substrates, high-end multi-layer boards and HDI boards for notebook, networking device and consumer electronics applications, which will gradually affect sales of Taiwan-based PCB and IC substrate suppliers, according to industry watchers.
Scientech looks to SiC wafers for growth
Feb 20, 15:42
Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclamation service provider Scientech is looking to build production capacity for silicon carbide (SiC) wafers, and plans to allocate NT$150 million (US$4.95 million) or half of its 2014 capex for constructing related production lines.
Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%
Feb 20, 11:44
The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41 billion) in 2013, growing 9.15% on year, according to the National Science Council (NSC).
PCB firm Unimicron swings to 4Q13 loss
Feb 17, 11:55
PCB and IC substrate manufacturer Unimicron Technology slipped into the red in the fourth quarter of 2013, and has expressed caution about its business outlook for first-quarter 2014.
Topco, Wahlee post sales growth in January
Feb 14, 16:03
Semiconductor material distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial both saw their sales increase in January, indicating a particularly strong first quarter, according to industry sources.
Chin-Poon, Tripod report strong sales for January
Feb 13, 12:44
PCB makers Chin-Poon Industrial and Tripod Technology both have reported strong sales for January 2014, with automobile board specialist Chin-Poon seeing its monthly figures hit a record high in the month.
FCCL maker Taiflex looks to decreased revenues for 1Q14
Feb 12, 15:06
FCCL maker Taiflex Scientific expects its revenues to slide 13.5% sequentially to NT$2.1-2.7 billion (US$69.29-89.08 million) in the first quarter of 2014, with an operating margin of 9-13% and a gross margin of 19-23%, according to the company.
King Core 2014 revenues to rise over 10%
Feb 11, 14:50
Taiwan-based inductor maker King Core Electronics is expected to see its 2014 revenues increase more than 10% thanks to new orders from the handset and tablet sectors, according to industry sources.
Upstream PCB firms post revenue growth in January
Feb 10, 20:30
Replenishment demand for smartphones before the 2014 Lunar New Year buoyed January sales at upstream PCB suppliers including Co-Tech Copper Foil, Fulltech Fiber Glass, Topoint Technology and Aurona Industries.
Kinsus posts 2013 EPS of NT$7.23
Jan 28, 15:58
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced net profits for 2013 increased 15.2% to NT$3.22 billion (US$106 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$7.23.
PCB maker GBM expects return to profitability in 2014
Jan 23, 20:45
PCB maker Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which also provides PCB assembly services, expects to return to profitability in 2014. Brisk demand coming from the automotive electronics and notebook sectors will drive the company's revenue growth and make earnings during the year, according to company...
Chip resistor supplier Ralec poised to ramp up sales in 2014
Jan 23, 14:02
Chip resistor maker Ralec Electronic is expected to report strong sales in 2014, powered by increasing shipments of thin-film resistors to the LED lighting industry and metal-plate chip resistors to the industrial and power supply equipment segments, according to industry sources.
Chin-Poon to expand capacity in Taiwan
Jan 20, 22:57
Taiwan-based PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial will soon begin construction of its second factory in northern Taiwan as well as to replace equipment and remove bottlenecks in the manufacturing process at the first factory, with the second factory to be completed by the end of 2014 and start production...
GaAs firms sales to rebound in end-1Q14
Jan 13, 15:11
GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are expected to see their sales rebound substantially at the end of first-quarter 2014, on a seasonal pickup in demand, according to market wat...
Zhen Ding replaces Unimicron as Taiwan largest PCB maker
Jan 10, 10:41
Zhen Ding Technology has announced consolidated revenues grew 15.8% to NT$64.25 billion (US$2.14 billion) in 2013, replacing fellow company Unimicron Technology as the largest PCB maker in Taiwan in terms of sales.
Taiwan Chinsan expected to see net EPS of over NT$5 for 2013
Jan 9, 14:47
Capacitor maker Taiwan Chinsan Electronic Industrial is expected to report net EPS of over NT$5 (US$0.17) for 2013, based on its better than expected performance recorded in the first three quarters of the year, while sales in the fourth quarter still remained strong, according to industry sources.
Co-Tech sees decreased revenues in 2013
Jan 8, 15:20
Co-Tech Copper Foil has reported consolidated revenues of NT$293 million (US$9.8 million) for December 2013, down 4.9% on month and 17.7% on year. For all of 2013, revenues amounted to NT$4.04 billion, slipping 14.6% from a year earlier.
Kinsus 1Q14 revenues to sink 5-10% on quarter
Jan 7, 22:06
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues dip 5-10% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, better than the 10% drop forecast previously, according to industry sources.
Flexible PCB makers optimistic about 1Q14
Jan 7, 15:39
Flexible PCB manufacturers Zhen Ding Technology, Flexium Interconnect, Career Technology and Ichia Technologies have expressed optimism about their performance in the first quarter of 2014, judging from clear order visibility prior to the Lunar New Year holidays.
FCCL Maker Taiflex revenues up nearly 30% in 2013
Jan 6, 16:02
FCCL and PV backsheet maker Taiflex Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$853 million (US$28.48 million) for December 2013, down 9.8% sequentially but up 21.9% on year. For all of 2013, revenues totaled NT$10.14 billion, increasing 29.1% from a year earlier.
Lite-On Technology to expand CCM capacity
Jan 3, 10:32
Lite-On Technology will expand its monthly CCM (compact camera module) production capacity from 25-26 million currently to 32-33 million units in the first half of 2014 to meet increasing orders for handsets, according to the company.
WPG, WT Micro optimistic about 2014
Jan 2, 20:36
IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have both expressed optimism about their performance in 2014, citing the continued growth in demand for entry-level and mid-range mobile devices, and growing sales in emerging markets.
China PCB makers to compete against Taiwan suppliers in HDI board segment
Jan 2, 12:25
The rise of China's PC, smartphone and LCD TV industries has triggered heavy investments, and consequently sustained growth for the PCB supply chain in China, enabling China-based PCB makers to even compete with Taiwan-based suppliers in the HDI (high density interconnect) board segment, according...