Passive, PCB, other IC components
  • ic
    ABF substrate prices still have room for further growth in 2021 to reflect rising costs of upstream components and materials, according to industry sources.
  • TSMC expects flat growth in 2Q21 sales
    TSMC expects flat sequential growth in its second-quarter 2021 sales, but has upward revised its outlook for full-year 2021 revenue to around 20% growth. The foundry house has also raised its capex budget for 2021 to US$30 billion. In...
  • pcb
    China's leading PCB maker Shennan Circuits is facing increasing pressure on its business operations in 2021 due to losses of orders from Huawei for 5G infrastructure applications and rising prices for upstream raw materials, according to industry sources.
  • 5g
    Electronic component distributor Audix has stepped into manufacturing components on an OEM basis and providing testing and certification services for communication/networking devices, and they have become main sources of business growth, according to the company.
  • notebook
    Taiwan-based notebook PCB specialists including HannStar Board and Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) have posted brisk sales results for the first quarter, and are poised to enjoy a particularly strong first-half 2021, according to industry sources.
  • miniled
    Apple is expected to soon unveil a miniLED-backlit iPad Pro, and its miniLED supply chain is ready to expand shipments, having improved yield rates. In the semiconductor sector, supply for packaging...
  • mediatek
    MediaTek has stepped up its purchases of BT substrates for use in its 5G mobile SoCs from suppliers including Unimicron Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, as part of its efforts to expand presence in the 5G handset AP market, according to industry sources.
  • Wu Cheng-wen,
    Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will in 2021 begin a project aiming to form an ecosystem in southern Taiwan for compound semiconductor-based automotive power electronics, according to Wu Cheng-wen, senior vice president for ITRI.
  • chip
    Semiconductor material distributors including Topco Scientific, Topco Technologies and Wahlee Industrial, and IC packaging materials distributors Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) and Niching Industrial are all poised to enjoy a strong 2021, according to industry sources.
  • unimicron
    Taiwan's major HDI board makers including Compeq Manufacturing, Tripod Technology and Unimicron Technology will see strong shipment momentum persist into the second half of the year, with their order visibility clear through the third quarter, according to industry sources.
  • passive
    Taiwan's passive components vendors are optimistic their shipments for second-quarter 2021 will continue to be bolstered by strong demand for automotive, stay-at-home and 5G applications, according to industry sources.
  • inductors
    Taiwan-based power inductor makers including Chilisin Electronics, ABC Taiwan Electronics and Tai-Tech Advanced Electronics have seen clear order visibility in next few months, according to industry sources.
  • eternal
    Taiwan-based Eternal Materials continue to enjoy stable growth momentum for PCB-use dry film photoresist and is optimistic that its sales of both PIC (photoimageable coverlay) for flexible PCB (FPCB) and photoresist for packaging substrates will pick up steadily.
  • wpg
    Taiwan-based IC and material distributors are expected to see their profit growths this year outperform revenue increases, as shortages of IC parts and materials are sending prices up, according to industry sources.
  • apple
    IC substrate makers in Apple's iPhone supply chain are aggressively bracing for production of BT-based AiP (antenna in package) substrates expecting a surge in demand for new iPhones in 2021, according to industry sources.
  • nexperia
    Nexperia has announced a comprehensive partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor devices with United Automotive Electronic Systems (UAES). The program will focus on power systems for electric vehicles (EV), with the aim to jointly develop automotive applications using GaN techno...
  • fccl
    Taiwan-based FCCL manufacturers including Taiflex Scientific and Asia Electronic Material (AEM) have posted strong on-year revenue increases for the first quarter of 2021 thanks to robust demand for non-handset applications, with the momentum to remain in the second quarter, according to industry so...
  • passive
    MLCC and chip resistor specialists Yageo and Walsin Technology both saw their revenues for the first quarter of 2021 come to high levels compared to the same period in previous years.
  • kinsus
    Nan Ya PCB and Kinsus Interconnect Technology are both poised to expand capacity for ABF substrates with additional output set to come online later this year, according to industry sources.
  • Visual Photonics Epitaxy chairman Chen Jian-lian
    III-V compound epitaxial wafer maker Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$341.6 million (US$12.0 million) for March, the highest-ever monthly level, growing 24.42% sequentially and 52.47% on year.
  • ic
    Total semiconductor shipments including shipments of ICs as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator and discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to rise 13% to a record high of 1.135 trillion units in 2021, according to IC Insights. It would mark the third time that semiconductor units have surpassed...
  • apex
    Taiwan's PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, saw its first-quarter 2021 revenues grow 7.9% sequentially and 25.2% on year to NT$3.261 billion (US$116.46 million), and expects its second-quarter sales to sustain on-year expansion as order visibility has extended...
  • Ignion CEO Carles Puente
    Fractus Antennas, formed by engineers who invented the technology allowing smartphone antennas to automatically switch between different bandwidth networks and launched mini-antennas for the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has recently rebranded itself as Ignion.
  • ccl
    Taiwan's CCL makers have reported double-digit on-year increases for their first-quarter 2021 revenues, with notebook and automotive applications being two main growth engines, and they expect shipments of high speed/frequency CCL for server and networking applications to ramp up steadily in the months...
  • wifi
    Taiwan's III-V semiconductor players including foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC), and IDM Transcom have all reported impressive sales results for March 2021, driven by a ramp-up in power amplifier (PA) and RF demand for smartphones and Wi-Fi 6 devices, according...

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