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Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer

CHIP PACKAGING

SPIL revenue inches higher

Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd (SPIL, 矽品精密), the world’s second-largest chip packager, yesterday said its revenue inched up 0.4 percent to NT$6 billion (US$200 million) last month, compared with NT$5.98 billion in May. On an annual basis, last month’s revenue was an increase of 11.4 percent from NT$5.39 billion. In the quarter ending on Sunday, the company’s revenue grew 27.4 percent sequentially to NT$17.6 billion from the first quarter’s NT$13.82 billion. Credit Suisse analyst Randy Abrams expects SPIL’s revenue to increase 5.6 percent this quarter to NT$18.23 billion.

HEALTHCARE

Pacific Hospital optimistic

Pacific Hospital Supply Co (太平洋醫材), the nation’s largest manufacturer of medical supplies, reported 17.49 percent annual growth in revenue to NT$126.7 million (US$4.22 million) for last month. In June last year, the company made NT$107.85 million in revenue. On a monthly basis, revenue slipped 5.35 percent from NT$133.86 million in May, according to a company filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. In the April-to-June period, the company’s revenue grew 11.96 percent to NT$382.5 million from NT$341.63 million the previous year. Compared with the first quarter, the figure was an increase of 6.98 percent from NT$357.54 million. For the full year, the firm expects revenue to grow by a double digit percentage, supported by growth in emerging markets, primarily China.

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