Chilisin to acquire fellow inductor company
Power inductor specialist Chilisin Electronics has announced plans to acquire fellow company Magic Technology in a stock swap that will entail exchanging one Chilisin share for every 0.503 Magic share.
Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Flexium Interconnect expects to enjoy another year of double-digit revenue growth in 2018.
Cobalt solutions best helper for 7nm node: Q&A with Applied Materials executive Jonathan Bakke
While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung are entering the 7nm process era, the latest cobalt-based process solutions rolled out by Applied Materials following over 10 years of development will be the best helper for 7nm foundry node, as they can help increase, by 5-15%, the...
Ventec to apply for listing on TWSE mainboard
Copper clad laminate (CCL) supplier Ventec International plans to apply for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) mainboard in the first quarter of 2019, according to company chairman Kailu Lao.
When Texas Instruments' new engineer Jack Kilby invented the world's first IC in 1958, no one could imagine that 60 years later, ICs have deeply rooted in Taiwan, now the world's most crucial IC design and production base. But if without the government's strong backing from the very beginning, Taiwan's...
Diode maker HYE enters into car vendor supply chain
Taiwan-based HY Electronic (HYE) with its automotive diodes has entered into the supply chain of Mercedes-Benz, according to industry sources. A ramp-up of orders for car electronics applications will boost the diode maker's profitability in the second half of 2018.
Yageo's acquisition of China-based circuit protection component specialist BrightKing's shares already exceeded the minimum number of shares scheduled to be purchased, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2018 increased 15% on year and 2% sequentially to NT$1.12 billion (US$37.5 million).
Co-Tech Copper Foil expects to focus more on high-value, niche-market applications for the company's long-term growth.
Taiwan leading passive component maker Yageo will still do its best to satisfy customer demand for standard-type MLCCs for consumer devices despite its enhanced deployments in niche-type products for automotive electronics and industry control applications, according to company chairman Pierre Chen.
Yageo May revenues jump 151%
Passive component maker Yageo has reported consolidated revenues for May 2018 surged 151% from a year ago to a record high of NT$6.35 billion (US$213.6 million).
GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors and epitaxial wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) both saw their revenues register sequential increases for the third consecutive month in May.
Flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Zhen Ding Technology expects to see its monthly revenues register on-year increases through October, according to company chairman Charles Shen. Revenues for all of 2018 are likely to hit a record high.
MLCC supply to remain tight through 2019, says Yageo
Yageo has seen its supply of MLCCs fall short of demand, which will likely persist through 2019, according to company chairman Pierre Chen.
Computex 2018 adds new focuses on 5G, blockchain
Computex has added two new themes to the 2018 edition in response to some of the hottest trends in the tech industry: 5G and blockchain - along with the mainstays that have been featured at the largest IT tradeshow in Asia.
Lite-On Semi 2Q18 revenues to increase 10-15%
Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post revenue growth of 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
Mosel profits surge in April
Mosel Vitelic, a pure-play foundry specializing in power semiconductors and analog chips, saw its profits surge in April with EPS exceeding that for the first quarter.
Ichia reports increased sales for May
Flexible PCB and handset chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported revenues of NT$637 million (US$21.39 million) for May, up 10% on month and 6% on year.
Circuit protection device specialist Thinking Electronic Industrial is gearing up to grasp new business opportunities in the automotive and 5G sectors with plans to expand its factory sites in China and Taiwan.
Power semiconductor backend specialist GEM Services is embracing strong orders for packaging all types of MOSFET chips, and is expected to post 30-40% annual growth in revenues contributed by orders for packaging mid- and high-voltage MOSFETs alone in 2018, according to industry sources.
Taiflex optimistic about flexible PCB market
Taiwan-based Taiflex Scientific, which supplies flexible copper clad laminates (FCCL), expects the flexible PCB (FPCB) market to continue growing.
Quotes for 6-inch capacity to rise 10%
Quotes for 6-inch foundry capacity will rise 10% in the third quarter as demand for power semiconductor devices has been strong, according to industry sources.
Kemet expands X7R 250V product portfolio
KEMET, a supplier of electronic components, has disclosed it has expanded its X7R 250V multilayer ceramic capacitor series to include smaller case sizes and increased capacitance values.
LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for production of laser diodes and other optical communication components, is confident that it will be able to achieve its sales target for 2018, buoyed by the growth momentum of consumer-use 3D sensing products, data centers...
Yageo to buy Pulse Electronics for US$740 million
Taiwan-based Yageo has reached a deal to buy US-based Pulse Electronics, a supplier of electronic components, for US$740 million in cash.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments decreased 27.8% sequentially, but went up 17.5% on year to arrive at 17.8 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments decreased 33.8% sequentially and 4.9% on year to come to only around 6.6 million units in the first...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2018
Taiwan makers' monitor shipments dropped below the 20 million mark in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing 6.3% sequentially,...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...