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Tuesday 19 January 2021
ASE Technology posts record profit for 2020
Backend house ASE Technology has reported net profit of NT$27.59 billion (US$985.37 million) on consolidated revenue of NT$476.98 billion for 2020, with both results hitting the highest...
Tuesday 1 December 2020
Pegatron expects merger with Casetek to complete in January 2021
Pegatron expects its merger with Casetek Holdings to complete on January 15, 2021, earlier than its original target timeframe, thanks to faster-than-expected approval by related au...
Monday 30 November 2020
Bough Lin to resign as SPIL chairman
Bough Lin will resign as chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), according to ASE Technology, the parent company for SPIL.
Monday 30 November 2020
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire Siltronic
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
Wednesday 30 September 2020
2020 second-highest year for semi M&A, says IC Insights
Two huge purchase agreements in July and September have guaranteed that 2020 will become at least the second-largest year in history for semiconductor merger and acquisition announcements,...
Friday 14 August 2020
Pegatron to merge with Casetek
Pegatron has announced plans to merge with its metal chassis-making affiliate Casetek Holdings in a NT$14.5 billion (US$492.84 million) deal that aims to optimize the group's resources...
Monday 30 March 2020
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009, says IC Insights
Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models, according...
Thursday 26 March 2020
China lifts restrictive conditions on ASE-SPIL merger
The Anti-Monopoly Bureau in China has lifted its restrictive conditions on the joint establishment of ASE Technology Holding by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware...
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Nuvoton braces for impact from acquiring loss-making business from Panasonic
Acquiring Panasonic's loss-making semiconductor business will have a negative impact on Nuvoton Technology's profitability in the short term, and it may take time for the business...
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Synergy from acquiring Kemet: Q&A with Yageo chairman Pierre Chen
Taiwan-based Yageo announced recently plans to acquire fellow US-based passive component company Kemet in an all-cash transaction valued at US$1.8 billion. The acquisition is expected...
Friday 18 October 2019
Diodes takeover of Lite-On Semi faces pressure from China
Diodes' planned takeover of Lite-On Semiconductor has gained regulatory approvals in the US and Taiwan, but China's regulatory body has recently claimed that both firms have failed...
Thursday 11 April 2019
ASE, PTI post revenue decreases in 1Q19
Major Taiwan-based backend houses ASE Technology Holding and Powertech Technology (PTI) have both reported sequential decreases of 22.1% and 13.2%, respectively, in consolidated revenues...
Thursday 14 March 2019
Kaimei, Teapo announce merger through share swap
Kaimei Electronic and Teapo Electronic have agreed to merge through exchange of one Kaimei share for 1.165 Teapo shares, with Kaimei to be the surviving company, according to the...
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Backend firms KYEC, Kingpak and GEM to see sales buck seasonal trends in 1H19
King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Kingpak Technology and GEM Services are expected to see their sales growth exceed the seasonal average in the first half of 2019, outperforming their...
Thursday 31 January 2019
ASE expects revenues to drop in 1Q19
ASE Technology Holding expects revenues to drop in the first quarter of 2019, due to inventory correction at customers engaged in the handset- and communication-related IC sector...
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Global top-5 notebook brands experience over 20% on-month shipment drop in October, says DIGITIMES Research
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