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  • SMIC profits fall 52% in 2017

    Monday 2 April 2018
    China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported revenues grew 6.4% on year to a record high of US$3.1 billion in 2017. Net profits, however,...
  • Getac posts EPS of NT$3.38 for 2017

    Thursday 29 March 2018
    Taiwan-based ruggedized PC device maker Getac has reported net profits fell 8.2% on year to NT$1.91 billion (US$65.5 million) in 2017, with EPS coming to NT$3.38. However, the company's...
  • Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of 8- and 12-inch semiconductor silicon wafers, saw its net profit hit a 10-year high of NT$2.24 billion (US$76.8 million)...
  • Hiwin profit doubles in 2017

    Friday 23 March 2018
    Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported net profit of NT$2.738 billion (US$93.86 million) for 2017, up 106.36% on year.
  • SAS
    Rumors have claimed China's Big Fund is looking to invest in Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) in order to secure wafer supply, but sources close to the semiconductor...
  • IC Insights has raised its IC market growth forecast for 2018 to 15% from 8% estimated previously. The revision was made due to higher-than-expected output value of the DRAM segmen...
  • ShunSin swings to profit in 4Q17

    Friday 16 March 2018
    ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, returned to profitability...
  • Rising+silicon+wafer+prices+boosting+suppliers%27+profitability
    Silicon wafers will continue to experience tight supply in 2018, driven by robust demand from IC foundries. Taiwan-based GlobalWafers and Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) are both among...
  • Memory module firm Transcend Information has reported net profits of NT$2.66 billion (US$90.7 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$21 billion for 2017. The profits and revenues...
  • Miin+Wu%2C+chairman+for+Macronix
    Prices for upstream wafers will rise more than 30% in 2018, according to Miin Wu, chairman for Taiwan-based Macronix International, a supplier of flash memory and mask ROM chips.
  • PC+vendors+eye+mobile+workstation+business+opportunity
    Mobile workstations are becoming a new business opportunity in the worldwide enterprise sector with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both having recently released corresponding produc...
  • Metal-alloy chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.7 billion (US$193.63 million) for February, down 30.3% on month, but up 20.2% on year.
  • The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in both the fourth quarter of 2017 and full year 2017 with total shipment volumes reaching new records. Moreover, thanks...
  • Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$37.6 billion for the month of January 2018, an increase of 22.7% compared to the January 2017 total of US$30.6 billion, according to the...
  • Xintec losses widen in 2017

    Thursday 8 February 2018
    Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec saw its net losses widen to NT$733 million (US$25.1 million) in 2017 from losses of NT$636 million in 2016. EPS stayed negative at NT$2.71.
  • Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 10% in 2017 when compared to 2016 area shipments, while silicon revenues grew 21% on year, according to SEMI.
  • The global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling US$412.2 billion in 2017, the industry's highest-ever annual sales and an increase of 21.6% compared to the 2016 total, according...
  • Yageo January revenues increase 45%

    Tuesday 6 February 2018
    Passive component firm Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.54 billion (US$120.55 million) for January 2018, up 44.8% on year and 5.7% sequentially.
  • China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has obtained financial support from the government to accelerate the development of its 14nm and more...
  • Macronix swings to profit in 2017

    Thursday 1 February 2018
    Mask ROM and flash chipmaker Macronix International swung to net profits of NT$5.52 billion (US$189.2 million) in 2017 from losses of NT$243 million in 2016. EPS for 2017 arrived...
  • Faraday profits hit 5-year high in 2017

    Wednesday 31 January 2018
    The sale of Faraday Technology's security control business boosted the Taiwan-based IC design service provider's profitability in 2017.
  • Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...
  • Toppan Photomasks has announced that additional investment will be made in new, leading-edge equipment for mass production of advanced photomasks at Toppan Photomasks Company Shanghai...
  • North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.39 billion in billings worldwide in December 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...
  • Metal-alloy chassis makers Catcher Technology, Foxconn Technology, Ju Teng International Holdings and Casetek Holdings plan to develop motor chassis for electric vehicles (EVs), as...
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