15 October 2010


Taiwan GaAs foundries AWSC & WIN continue record sales in September

Taiwan-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and WIN Semiconductor Corp saw their sales reach new records in September, as demand for end-products such as smartphones remains strong, reports Taiwanese publication Digitimes.

AWSC reported revenue of NT$185m (US$6m), its seventh consecutive record month (up slightly from August’s NT$183m). Revenues for third-quarter 2010 grew 17.2% from Q2 to NT$543m, beating expectations of 10–15% growth. AWSC is a contract partner for Skyworks, whose power amplifiers (PAs) have penetrated the supply chain of Apple’s iPhones as well as several of HTC's smartphones.

WIN reported revenue of NT$670m in September, its sixth consecutive record month (up slightly from August’s NT$667m). Revenue for January–September was NT$5.27bn, up 63% year-on-year.

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