Friday 4 September 2020
Digi-Key announces global distribution partnership with Septentrio
Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, announced today that it has partnered with Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions. Digi-Key...
Monday 31 August 2020
Shock proofing your supply chain - A global approach
All supply chains face risks caused by unpredictable events, such as trade wars, natural disasters and data breaches, that often lead to multiple disruptions. Most recently, the COVID-19...
Tuesday 18 August 2020
IC distributor Macnica Galaxy sees 1H20 profit hit 4-year high
Macnica Galaxy, a Taiwan-based IC distribution arm of Japan's Macnica Group, has reported its first-half 2020 net profits soared 87.6% on year to a four-year high of NT$130 million...
Wednesday 18 March 2020
Niche-IC distributor ANStek posts profit growth in 2019
Taiwan-based Answer Technology (ANStek), which distributes mainly ICs for niche-market applications, has reported net profits grew 2.5% to NT$182 million (US$6.02 million) in 2019...
Tuesday 18 February 2020
WT Micro to bring in new strategic partners
WT Microelectronics has disclosed plans to issue new company shares through private placement aiming to solicit new strategic partners, according to the Taiwan-based IC distributor...
Monday 3 February 2020
WPG now largest shareholder of WT Micro
Taiwan-based IC distributor WPG has completed its tender offer to acquire a 30% stake in fellow firm WT Microelectronics.
Tuesday 21 January 2020
FTC issues green light for WPG offer to buy 30% stake in WT
The Fair Trade Commission has newly ruled that IC distributor WPG can carry out its open tender offer to acquire 30% of ordinary shares of its peer WT Microelectronics (WT) purely...
Wednesday 18 December 2019
Concerns about tender offer by competitor: Q&A with WT Microelectronics chairman Eric Cheng
Taiwan's leading IC distributor WPG has announced an open tender offer to acquire 30% of ordinary shares of its peer WT Microelectronics (WT). WPG has requested the Fair Trade Commission...
Tuesday 26 November 2019
WT Micro employees speak up against WPG acquisition bid
Taiwan-based WPG's recent unsolicited tender offer for buying 30% of fellow IC distributor WT Microelectronics shares has stoked strong opposition from the latter's employees.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
WPG seeks to acquire up to 30% stake in WT Micro
WPG, the largest IC distributor in Asia, has announced plans to acquire an up to 30% stake in fellow company WT Microelectronics at NT$45.80 (US$1.50) per share through open market...
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Positioned as LaaS provider: Q&A with WPG CEO Frank Yeh
As the largest electronics distributor in Asia, WPG Holdings continues to expand and diversify its offerings particularly those for 5G, AI and automotive electronics devices gearing...
Monday 1 July 2019
WPG positive about IC demand for 5G, AI and automotive
WPG, Asia's largest IC distributor, has expressed optimism about semiconductor demand for 5G, IoT, automotive and industrial applications this year despite a number of negative macro...
Thursday 14 March 2019
IC and material distributors to see demand pick up after 2Q19
Taiwan-based IC and materials distributors are unlikely to see demand pick up until after the second quarter of 2019, according to industry sources.
Monday 14 January 2019
WPG, WT Micro post record 2018 revenues
IC distributors WPG and WT Microelectronics both saw their December revenues register double-digit sequential decreases, but their revenues for all of 2018 still hit record-high le...
Monday 17 December 2018
Taiwan IC distributors look to IoT, 5G for 2019 growth
With the AI and 5G markets set to flourish, chip demand for HPC, IoT and cloud servers is expected to enjoy substantial growth in 2019, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC dist...