Tuesday 1 December 2020
Taiwan backend firms, IC distributors to gain from fresh US ban on Chinese peers
The US Department of Commerce reportedly will place another 89 Chinese tech firms on its MEU (military end user) control list including JCET's subsidiary STATS ChipPAC and IC distributor...
Tuesday 16 June 2020
No peak season for consumer chips in 2H20: Q&A with WT chairman Eric Cheng
Renesas Electronics has announced a decision to delegate IC distribution rights to only a few partners, with Taiwan's WT Microelectronics among them. WT is now also a main sales agent...
Monday 1 June 2020
Demand for networking, notebook, healthcare chips to stay strong till October
Pandemic-triggered robust demand for networking chips, notebook chip solutions, healthcare sensors and MCUs is expected to last into October, with networking ASICs, in particular,...
Thursday 16 April 2020
5G phones key to chip market recovery
The coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse impact on the global IC market, particularly the smartphone segment, but sales of 5G smartphones will be key to the overall demand recovery...
Wednesday 11 March 2020
IC distributors post mixed February results
Taiwan's IC distributors have posted mixed revenues for February, with those distributing 5G base station, server and memory chips as well as niche applications performing better...
Monday 24 February 2020
ASMedia and WT Microelectronics exchange shares
WT Microelectronics and ASMedia Technology have agreed to exchange shares to tighten collaboration. Both companies plan to issue new shares, with one ASMedia common share to be exchange...
Monday 3 February 2020
Chip demand for 5G infrastructures remains significant
Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics, despite the coronavirus outbreak in China, continue to see significant demand for chips and components used in 5G...
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...
Wednesday 27 November 2019
WT Micro says tender offer by WPG raises concerns among customers
WPG's tender offer for WT Microelectronics shares has raised concerns among the latter's customers as well as suppliers, according to WT Micro chairman and CEO Eric Cheng.
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...
Tuesday 8 October 2019
WPG, WT Micro to discontinue sale of TI products
Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have disclosed that they will discontinue their Texas Instruments (TI) chip and component offerings starting from...
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.
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