NPC 2013 capex to focus on FC CSP substrates, says president
Jun 18, 21:45
Nan Ya PCB (NPC) will invest most of its targeted capex of NT$2 billion (US$67 million) on FC CSP (chip scale package) substrates in 2013, acknowledging brisk demand coming from the mobile device sector, according to company president Otto Chang.
Kinsus sets 2013 capex at record NT$4.5-5 billion
Jun 18, 15:12
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology expects its capex budget to reach a record NT$4.5-5 billion (US$150.7-167.5 million) in 2013 and further climb to NT$5-6 billion in 2014, according to company CEO Peter Kuo.
PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc 2Q13 sales to rise
Jun 18, 13:37
Buoyed by a pull-in of equipment orders from the PCB sector, Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are expected to see their second-quarter sales rise significantly on quarter, according to market observers.
Flexium, Zhen Ding May sales up more than 10%
Jun 14, 15:27
Flexium Interconnect and Zhen Ding Technology, both of which manufacture flexible PCBs (FPCB) for use in mobile phones and other consumer electronics products, both saw their May revenues increase more than 10% sequentially.
PCB maker Apex sees revenues up over 6% on year in May
Jun 10, 14:52
Apex International, a PCB maker in Thailand with investment from Taiwan, has reported revenues of NT$512 million (US$17.22 million) for May, down 11.3% on month but up 6.6% on year. For the first five months of 2013, revenues amounted to NT$2.59 billion, increasing 16.3% from a year earlier.
Copper foil maker Co-Tech May sales rise
Newswatch - Jun 10, 12:01
Consolidated revenues at Taiwan-based Co-Tech Copper Foil registered a 23.34% sequential rise in May 2013 hitting the highest monthly level in one year.
Most IC substrate suppliers post sequential revenue gains in May
Jun 10, 11:35
Most Taiwan-based IC substrate makers including Kinsus Interconnect Technology, Unimicron Technology and Nanya Printed Circuit Board (NPC), have reported sequential revenue gains for May thanks to strong demand from the smartphone and tablet sectors.
Auto PCBs to drive GBM revenue growth in 2013
Jun 6, 12:28
Global Brands Manufacture (GBM), which makes PCBs and provides PCB assembly services, expects sales generated from its automotive product line to drive its revenue growth in 2013.
FPCB maker Ichia 2Q13 sales to rise 40%
Jun 5, 15:58
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$872 million (US$29.17 million) for May, up 1.9% on month and 28.3% on year. For the first five months of 2013, revenues amounted to NT$3.54 billion, edging up 0.9% from a year earlier.
IC distributor ANStek optimistic about 2Q13
Jun 5, 11:34
IC distributor Answer Technology (ANStek) has expressed optimism about its performance in the second quarter of 2013, citing a pull-in of orders for its distributed Xilinx FPGA products.
Taiwan PCB production value rises 3% in 2Q13, says IEK
Jun 3, 18:35
The production value of PCBs produced by Taiwan-based companies in Taiwan and China came to NT$119 billion (US$4 billion) in the second quarter of 2013, increasing 3% from the previous quarter, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research...
PCB maker APCB looks to post record high revenues in May
May 29, 12:24
PCB maker Advanced Printed Circuit Board (APCB) is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in May due to improving capacity utilization rates of its plants in Taiwan, Thailand and China, according to industry sources.
Fire breaks out at Co-Tech plant in Taiwan
May 28, 19:43
A fire broke out at one of Co-Tech Copper Foil's plants in Yunlin, central Taiwan in the late hours of May 27. The fire was put out in approximately 104 minutes, and no injuries were reported.
ACX sees earnings up over 60% sequentially in 1Q13
May 21, 21:53
Advanced Ceramic X (ACX), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multilayer ceramic devices and LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic) modules for wireless communications, has reported net profits of NT$97 million (US$3.24 million) for the first quarter of 2013, up 53.5% from a year earlier.
PCB firm Apex 2Q13 sales to rise over 10%
May 17, 14:13
Apex International, a Thailand-based PCB maker listed on the Taiwan stock market, is expected to report sales growth of more than 10% sequentially for the second quarter of 2013 on a ramp-up of shipments for 6-layer PCBs for STB applications, according to industry sources.
Global Unichip, Macroblock, ALi perform lower than expected in 1Q13
May 15, 22:12
IC design houses Global Unichip, Macroblock and ALi saw performances below market expectations in the first quarter of 2013. Global Unichip and Macroblock each posted EPS below NT$1 (US$0.033) in the quarter, while ALi incurred a loss of NT$48.22 million.
Actron, Lite-On Semi posted mixed results for 1Q13
May 14, 20:11
Diode suppliers Actron Technology and Lite-On Semiconductor have reported mixed results for the first quarter of 2013, but the two companies are set to post sequential revenue gains in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
PCB maker Tripod reports flat performance for 1Q13
May 9, 15:58
PCB maker Tripod Technology has reported revenues of NT$3.43 billion (US$116.27 million) for April, up 1.4% sequentially and 0.03% on year. For the first four months of 2013, revenues amounted to NT$13.43 billion, increasing 5.04% from a year earlier.
PCB maker Apex April revenues hit record high
May 8, 15:31
Apex International, a Thailand-based PCB maker listed on the Taiwan stock market, saw its revenues gain 12.4% on month and 43.6% on year to hit a record high of NT$577 million (US$19.5 million) in April, buoyed by increasing PCB orders for TV control boards from clients in Korea.
Drill bit maker Topoint April sales up
May 8, 14:47
Topoint Technology, which manufactures drill bits for the production of IC substrates and PCBs, has announced that consolidated revenues for April 2013 increased 10.9% sequentially and 15.6% from a year ago to NT$221 million (US$7.5 million).
IC substrate suppliers to see mixed performance in 2Q13
May 7, 21:54
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, while fellow companies Unimicron Technology and Nanya Printed Circuit Board (NPCB) are likely to register flat performance during the same period, according to industry...
IC distributor WT Micro looks to moderate revenue growth in 2Q13
May 7, 13:49
Taiwan-based IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects it revenues to grow 0.9-6.4% to NT$20.2-21.3 billion (US$683.40-720.26 million) in the second quarter of 2013, buoyed by strong demand for memory devices as well as from the white-box smartphone and tablet sectors in China, according to company...
Tong Hsing sees weaker LED ceramic substrate shipments in 2Q13
May 6, 10:36
Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has said that shipments of its LED ceramic substrates in the second quarter of 2013 will be affected by revisions to product roadmaps at clients who have been forced to change their product developments due to the launch of low-cost LED bulbs by Cree, according to company...
PCB maker Unimicron remains cautious about 2Q13 prospects
May 2, 22:31
PCB manufacturer Unimicron Technology still remains cautious about its business outlook for the second quarter of 2013 after its revenues dropped 14% on quarter and 11% on year to NT$14.62 billion (US$495.59 million) in the first quarter.
VPEC 1Q13 profits jump 94%
Apr 30, 15:28
Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a Taiwan-based supplier of GaAs epi-wafers for fabricating power amplifiers (PA), saw its first-quarter profits soar 94.1% sequentially with revenues up 24.2%.
Supply of any-layer PCBs to fall short in 2H13
Apr 29, 22:14
Global supply of any-layer HDI PCBs will likely struggle to keep up with demand in the second half of 2013, when the market for mobile devices enters its peak season, according to sources at Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers.
Taiflex looking at more than 20% on-quarter growth in FCCL shipments in 2Q13
Apr 29, 21:08
FCCL (flexible copper-clad laminate) and PV backsheet maker Taiflex Scientific is expected to see its shipments of FCCL products increase over 20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, while sales of its PV backsheets stay flat or slip slightly during the same period, according to industry sou...
CCL makers 2Q13 sales to rise
Apr 26, 16:03
Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturers Elite Materials (EMC) and Iteq both expect to post sequential revenue growth in the second quarter buoyed by strong mobile device demand, according to industry sources.
FPCB maker Ichia sees demand growing in April-May
Apr 24, 21:55
Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies expects demand for its FPCB products, particularly from the touch panel sector, in the April-May period of 2013 to post significant growth as compared to a year earlier, according to company president YH Sun.
PCB makers likely to ask for CCL price cuts on copper price falls
Apr 24, 15:47
Taiwan-based rigid and flexible PCB makers have reduced CCL (copper-clad laminate) procurement temporarily due to expected price drops arising from continual decreases in international copper pricing, and may ask Taiwan-based CCL or FCCL makers to lower quotes, according to industry sources.
Nanya PCB looks to flat performance in 2Q13
Apr 18, 14:35
Nanya PCB expects its sales to stay flat in the second quarter of 2013 after revenues dropped 10.1% sequentially and 13.1% on year to NT$6.54 billion (US$219.04 million) in the first quarter, according to industry sources.
Testing service company Sporton to generate more revenues from handset sector
Apr 16, 22:02
Sporton International, an inductor maker and testing services provider, will see its revenues generated from testing services offered to the handset sector increase substantially in the second quarter of 2013 as most handset clients are prepared to launch new models in the quarter, according to industry...
Ichia to grow flexible PCB revenues in 2013
Apr 15, 23:46
Taiwan-based Ichia Technology expects to grow revenues generated from its flexible PCB (FPCB) business in 2013, on an improvement of its production yield rates.