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Wednesday 10 April 2024
IC backend houses post revenue increases in 1Q24
In the first quarter of 2024, Taiwan-based IC backend houses King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Greatek Electronics, and Sigurd Microelectronics saw revenue gains of 5.8%, 15.1%, and 15.4%,...
Wednesday 31 January 2024
Logic IC packaging house Greatek expects growth in 2024
Greatek Electronics, a Powertech Technology (PTI) group company specializing in consumer logic IC packaging, expects the market to recover in 2024.
Monday 26 June 2023
Demand recovery for large-size displays benefiting peripheral IC supply chain
Large-size displays such as TVs have seen demand recover earlier than smaller ones for handset, notebook and other consumer electrics devices after becoming the first to enter inventory...
Wednesday 26 April 2023
OSATs continue to cut prices to maintain utilization rates
Leading Taiwan-based OSATs including Powertech Technology (PTI) and ASE Group are reducing prices amid ongoing cost pressures, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 26 April 2023
Backend demand for 8-bit MCUs to stay weak through year-end
Backend demand for 8-bit microcontroller units (MCU) will stay weak through the end of the year, while demand for 32-bit MCUs, as well as industrial and automotive MCUs, will remain...
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Greatek expects backend demand from MCU sector to start recovering in 2Q23
Greatek Electronics, an affiliate of Powertech Technology (PTI) specializing in logic IC packaging, expects the backend packaging demand from its MCU clients to hit bottom in the...
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Semiconductor materials demand still promising
Despite chipmakers' near-term caution about market prospects, semiconductor materials demand remains promising in the longer term, according to market sources.
Tuesday 27 December 2022
Taiwan OSATs poised to slightly cut quotes for 2023
Taiwan's OSATs are expected to slightly cut packaging or testing quotes for 2023 to bolster their capacity utilization rates, with price ranges up for negotiation with clients to...
Thursday 10 November 2022
IC design service provider PGC upbeat about 2023
Progate Group Corporation (PGC), which is among TSMC's design ecosystem partners, has expressed optimism about its operations in 2023 and will start to trade its shares on the Taipei...
Monday 31 October 2022
PTI plans 40% capex cut in 2023
Backend house Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its capex for 2023 to be about 40% lower than this year's level estimated at NT$17 billion.
Tuesday 27 September 2022
ASEH to see production utilization drop in 4Q22
ASE Technology Holding (ASEH), which operates its backend operations mainly in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, will see its fab utilization rates loosen slightly in the fourth quarter...
Thursday 28 July 2022
PTI expects flat performance in 3Q22
Powertech Technology (PTI) will be striving to keep its third-quarter revenue about on par with the second-quarter level amid volatile market conditions, according to the memory and...
Monday 11 July 2022
ASE, PTI poised to embrace strong 2H22
Taiwan's leading OSATs ASE Technology and Powertech Technology (PTI) managed to score impressive revenue gains in the first half of 2022 and are expected to perform even better in...
Monday 4 July 2022
Consumer IC packaging demand unlikely to rebound till 1Q23
Packaging demand for consumer electronics ICs including commodity MCUs, MOSFETs, lower-end logic ICs and power management ICs (PMICs) has contracted significantly amid lackluster...
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Second-tier OSATs see uncertainty in order visibility for 2H22
Unlike ASE Technology and other first-tier OSATs who still see robust order momentum from their IDM customers, smaller-size players including Greatek Electronics, Lingsen Precision...
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