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  • 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.
  • Jonathan Bakke, Applied Materials executive
    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...
  • 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.
  • IC60 series activities kick off
    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...
  • 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 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.
  • yageo
    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.
  • 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.
  • Yageo has seen its supply of MLCCs fall short of demand, which will likely persist through 2019, according to company chairman Pierre Chen.
  • Computex to introduce latest AI development and trends
    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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Taiwan-based Taiflex Scientific, which supplies flexible copper clad laminates (FCCL), expects the flexible PCB (FPCB) market to continue growing.
  • wafer
    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, 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
    Taiwan-based Yageo has reached a deal to buy US-based Pulse Electronics, a supplier of electronic components, for US$740 million in cash.

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