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  • Diode supplier Eris Technology expects its high-margin protection components such as transient voltage suppressors (TVS) to grow as a proportion of company revenues to 40% in two years, up from the current 23%.
  • Avary Holding (Shenzhen), a unit of Taiwan-based PCB firm Zhen Ding Technology, has started trading its shares on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE).
  • Yageo has repurchased around NT$2.42 billion (US$178.6 million) worth of its common shares from the open market, at average price per share of NT$816.71, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
  • Taiwan-based flexible PCB manufacturers have enhanced gradually their technology and manufacturing capability posing a threat to fellow Japan-based FPCB vendors such as Nippon Mektron, according to industry observers.
  • Strong HDI board shipments will be driving Unimicron Technology's revenue growth in the second half of 2018, according to the PCB manufacturer.
  • Taiwan's machinery imports are expected to see sharp increases in the second half of 2018, as suppliers of silicon wafers, memory and passive components have started to take delivery of equipment since the third quarter of the year to support their capacity expansions later, according to industry so...
  • Copper-clad laminate (CCL) supplier Iteq has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.09 billion (US$67.8 million) for August 2018, up 9.2% on year and 4.4% sequentially.
  • Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers Compeq Manufacturing and Unitech Printed Circuit Board, and flexible PCB specialists Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect have all posted sequential revenue increases in August 2018, with the latter two companies outperforming the former two in terms of growth...
  • MLCC supply shortfall has improved and pressure for price hikes has eased along with additional production capacities coming online in the second half of 2018, but Taiwan makers are optimistic that bright sales prospects will remain till at least 2020 on robust market demand, according to industry...
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical has announced plans to invest nearly JPY110 billion (US$990.6 million) to expand silicone materials production capacity over the next two to three years.
  • Morris Chang delivers a keynote speech at a forun during the ongoing Semicon Taiwan 2018
    Speaking at a forum during the ongoing Semicon Taiwan 2018, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang said the semiconductor industry will outgrow global gross domestic product (GDP) over the next 10-20 years with innovation driving the sector growth.
  • Apex International, which provides PCBs mainly for TVs and other home appliances, has reported consolidated revenues for August 2018 hit a record high of NT$1.19 billion (US$38.6 million).
  • Yageo saw its monthly revenues exceed NT$10 billion (US$324.6) for the first time in August 2018. The passive component supplier reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.6 billion (US$324.6 million) for the month, up 8.1% sequentially and a robust 278.4% on year.
  • chip
    Taiwan IC backend service firms have seen increasing flip-chip packaging orders from China chipmaker HiSilicon now actively carrying out volume production of pre-5G chip products, leading to tight supply of FCBGA (FC ball grid array) substrates, with delivery lead time for such substrates already extending...
  • Flexible PCB and chassis maker Ichia Technologies has reported its revenues expanded 42% on month and 3% on year to a 43-month high of NT$715 million (US$23.27 million) in August.
  • Wafer thinning technology is expected to play an increasingly crucial role in Taiwan's power discrete device supply chain, as the technology can work well to lower resistance and boost performance of traditional silicon discrete devices to help makers tap into the market for medium to high-power discrete...
  • Advanced Printed Circuit Board's (APCB) factory site in Thailand has been verified by a major Europe-based automotive components vendor and will start shipping in small volume to the client in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the PCB manufacturer.
  • Actron president George Wu
    Automotive diode specialist Actron Technology is looking to further expand its share of the global auto alternator diode market to 65% over the next three years from the current 53%, according to company president George Wu.
  • Revenues generated from the notebook and optoelectronics sectors continue to make the largest contribution to Taiwan PCB Techvest's (TPT) revenues, but have had limited room for further growth, according to the PCB manufacturer.
  • The production value of PCB products rolled out by Taiwan-based makers in China and Taiwan is forecast to reach NT$630.8 billion (US$20.5 billion) in 2018, up only 2% on year, according to data compiled by Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA).
  • component
    China-based passive component makers have been expanding their business scale and production capacities at a gradual pace, and are set to pose a growing threat to their bigger Taiwan-based rivals.
  • Nanya Printed Circuit Board is striving to lower its operating losses by developing high-margin products such as those for automotive electronics, 5G and AI applications, according to the PCB and IC substrate supplier.
  • Taiwan-based diode suppliers including Eris Technology, HY Electronic, Lite-On Semiconductor, Panjit International and Taiwan Semiconductor Company (TSC) have all shifted their focus to high-margin automotive diodes and are striving to enter the supply chain of the world's major auto vendors, according...
  • Acer Predator Orion 9000
    Acer has announced support for the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs on its Predator Orion series gaming desktops. Thanks to the new GPUs powered by the new Nvidia Turing architecture, the Predator Orion 9000, 5000, and 3000 gaming desktops will be able to provide new levels of gaming realism, speed,...
  • Growing shipments of high-margin products will boost copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturer Iteq's gross margin in the second half of 2018, according to the company.

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