Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with agencies

Sat, Oct 12, 2013 - Page 14


Catcher eyes high earnings

Taiwan’s metal casing supplier Catcher Technology Co (可成) is forecast to post a sequential increase of about 12 percent in its consolidated sales this quarter on the back of rising orders from Apple Inc and Sony Corp, CIMB Securities Ltd (聯昌證券) said. The Hong Kong-based brokerage said Catcher’s sales are likely to hit NT$11.6 billion (US$393 million) this quarter, the highest level in the company’s history, after sales fell 0.2 percent to NT$10.4 billion in the previous quarter on poor sales recorded by smartphone maker HTC Corp (宏達電).


ASE sales surge last month

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE, 日月光半導體), the world’s biggest chip packager and tester, posted NT$20.39 billion in consolidated sales last month, up 8.3 percent from August and also up 19.5 percent from a year earlier. Last month’s figure hit a monthly record high for the company. ASE’s consolidated sales for the third quarter also hit a record high of NT$56.75 billion, an increase of 11.8 percent from the second quarter and 15.8 percent from a year earlier.


Innolux to offer work

Innolux Corp (群創光電), the world’s fourth-biggest LCD panelmaker, yesterday said it plans to offer about 100 jobs at its research and development department for those people doing their compulsory military service.