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IC substrate suppliers look to strong sales in 2H14

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 IC substrate suppliers look to strong sales in 2H14 

Major Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers are set to post strong revenue growth in the second half of 2014 in line with booming sales at wafer foundry houses and IC backend service companies, according to industry sources. Kinsus Interconnect Technology posted revenues of NT$12.58 billion (US$420.61 million) in the first half of 2014, up 12.5% from a year earlier. Kinsus' FC CSP and FC BGA substrate production lines will continue to operate at full capacity in the second half on growing demand from the smartphone and telecom sectors, noted the sources. Kinsus will also expand its production capacity by 10-15% in 2014, which will enable it to continue to ramp up its revenues in the second half, added the sources. Nanya Printed Circuit Board posted revenues of NT$17.37 billion for the January-June period, increasing 21.4% from a year earlier. Nanya PCB has been ramping shipments of PCBs and IC substrates for non-PC applications and will see its revenues continue growing in the second half, said the sources, adding that Nanya PCB's capex for 2014 will be higher than the NT$1.8-1.9 billion spent in 2013. PCB maker Unimicron Technology will kick off commercial production of its new IC substrate plant in the third quarter, ramping up its revenues quarter on quarter in the second half of the year. Unimicron reported revenues of NT$28.64 billion in the first half of 2014, down 4% from a year earlier.