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  • Episil expects SiC wafer demand for MOSFET and other power devices to be robust
    Taiwan-based Episil Holdings, which specializes in the manufacture of silicon epitaxial wafers and 5- and 6-inch foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, expects SiC wafer demand for MOSFET and other power devices to be robust for server and datacenter applications.
  • Taimide unveils new facilities
    Taiwan-based polyimide film (PI) maker Taimide Tech has completed recently the construction of its second-phase expansion project, paving the way for production targeting 5G and flexible display applications.
  • Diodes' planned takeover of Lite-On Semiconductor has gained regulatory approvals
    Diodes' planned takeover of Lite-On Semiconductor has gained regulatory approvals in the US and Taiwan, but China's regulatory body has recently claimed that both firms have failed to send related documents for review in accordance with its antitrust law, according to industry sources.
  • TUC may see 2019 operation affect by negative factors
    Copper clad laminate (CCL) maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) has reportedly encountered some quality issues that may lead to loss of some major orders from Google, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • SCC set to post robust profit growth in 3Q19
    China's leading PCB maker Shennan Circuits (SCC) is expected to generate record-high net profits in the third quarter of 2019, thanks to robust demand for 5G base station equipment and data center applications, according to industry sources.
  • PCB suppliers are expected to see their HDI board production lines running at full capacity
    Taiwan-based PCB suppliers are expected to see their HDI board production lines running at full capacity through the end of 2019, bolstered by upgrades in smartphone mainboards, according to industry sources.
  • TSMC is gaining growth momentum from better-than-expected sales of Apple's iPhone 11 series
    Strong demand from the 5G sector is apparently not the only factor driving TSMC's sales growth. The foundry house is gaining growth momentum from better-than-expected sales of Apple's iPhone 11 series for fourth-quarter 2019, and first-quarter...
  • Unitech and Dynamic Electronics have outperformed other local second-tier peers
    Taiwan-based PCB makers Unitech and Dynamic Electronics have outperformed other local second-tier peers due mainly to their efforts in developing diverse niche applications paying off significantly, according to industry sources.
  • Unimicron and Na Ya PCB have both seen revenues for the third quarter of 2019 reach high levels
    Taiwan-based Unimicron and Na Ya PCB have both seen revenues for the third quarter of 2019 reach high levels thanks to robust shipments of ABF substrates, and the growth momentum is expected to persist into the fourth quarter of the year, according to industry sources.
  • SAS to invest up to NT$1 billion in automotive diode maker Actron
    Crystalline silicon solar cell and module maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will invest an additional sum of up to NT$1 billion (US$32.2 million) in automotive diode maker Actron Technology to enhance existing cooperation.
  • Zhen Ding Technology is expected to revise its revenue forecast for 2019 to growth
    Flexible PCB specialist Zhen Ding Technology is expected to revise its revenue forecast for 2019 to growth from flat as projected earlier, having posted strong sales for September and the third quarter, according to company sources.
  • Compeq Manufacturing has reported record high sales for September
    Compeq Manufacturing has reported record high sales for September, reportedly propelled by increased shipments of PCB products for Apple's iPhone 11 lineup and Huawei's Mate 30 series.
  • Taiwan MLCC suppliers are managing to gradually lower their inventory levels
    Driven by growing demand for 5G applications, Taiwan MLCC suppliers are managing to gradually lower their inventory levels and will possibly return to a growth track in 2020, according to industry sources.
  • Win Semi' third-quarter 2019 revenues climbed over 40% sequentially
    GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors' third-quarter 2019 revenues climbed over 40% sequentially, beating its estimate of about 30% growth, due partly to strong demand for compound semiconductor power and sensing devices for new handsets launched by vendors in the US and China, where the company plays an...
  • Flexium has disclosed its September and third-quarter revenues improved significantly on year
    Flexible PCB maker Flexium Interconnect has disclosed its September and third-quarter revenues improved significantly on year due mainly to strong demand for handset antenna boards, despite still registering negative growth in revenues for the first nine months of 2029.
  • EMC upbeat about 4Q19

    Oct 7, 15:40
    EMC expects significant revenues for fourth-quarter 2019
    Taiwan's leading CCL maker Elite Material (EMC) expects significant revenues for fourth-quarter 2019, bolstered by encouraging sales of iPhone 11, according to industry soruces.
  • Transcom is expected to report impressive financial results for 2019
    Transcom, a Taiwan-based GaAs chip and foundry company, is expected to report impressive financial results for 2019 thanks mainly to robust orders for niche-market power amplifiers, according to market sources.
  • IC packaging house Xintec is eyeing its return to profitability this year
    Niche-market IC packaging house Xintec is eyeing its return to profitability this year, according to industry observers.
  • PCB makers in Taiwan and China are moving to expand their rigid-flex board businesses
    The market for rigid-flex PCBs, though smaller than those for other PCB product lines, is gaining expansion momentum as more PCB makers in Taiwan and China are moving to expand their rigid-flex board businesses to tap potential demand driven by increasing IoT and automotive applications, according...
  • HannStar Board chairman elected as a director of Career
    Flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Career Technology has elected a new member to its board of directors - HannStar Board's chairman Anthony Chiao, a move signaling a strategic partnership between the two firms.
  • Win Semi is also expected to see its September revenues hit a new monthly high
    Taiwan-based GaAs IC foundries and epitaxial wafer suppliers are set to enjoy strong sales in the fourth quarter of 2019 and beyond, driven by robust demand for VCSEL and PA (power amplifier) and RF (radio frequency) devices, according to industry sources.
  • Zhen Ding and Flexium see potential in mini LED backlighting
    With Apple reportedly looking to incorporate mini LED display technology into its iPad and MacBook product lines between second-half 2020 and first-half 2021, Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect stand a good chance of entering the supporting supply...
  • Taiwan's COF supply chain is poised to embrace a prosperous year in 2020
    Taiwan's COF (chip on film) supply chain is poised to embrace a prosperous year in 2020, as new COF solutions are expected to be massively applied to integrate optical in-display fingerprint sensor chips and TDDI ICs for application to new smartphones for the year, according to industry sources.
  • Sony and OmniVision have both enjoyed robust demand for multi-camera smartphones from Huawei
    CMOS image sensor suppliers Sony and OmniVision have both enjoyed robust demand for multi-camera smartphones from Huawei, with their regional distributors and backend suppliers being among the beneficiaries of Huawei's strong demand, according to industry sources.
  • ITRI is providing assistance to returning Taiwan companies
    Feedback Technology, a distributor of equipment and parts for semiconductor and optoelectronics industries, plans to invest NT$1.5 billion (US$48.2 million) to expand its factory capacity in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan.

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