Win Semiconductors eyes 5 percent revenue hike

RESILIENT: Blows to its China business due to US-imposed export restrictions would not affect earnings, as it could ‘fill the void quickly,’ the chipmaker said

ocus Taiwan
Date: Oct 29, 2020
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

A Win Semiconductors Corp fab is pictured in Taoyuan’s Guishan District in an undated photograph.
Photo: Screen grab from Web site of Win Semiconductors Corp

Win Semiconductors Corp (穩懋半導體), the world’s largest pure-play gallium arsenide foundry, yesterday said that it expects a 5 percent growth in revenue this quarter from last quarter’s NT$6.57 billion (US$227.29 million) on rising demand for wafers for premium smartphones.

The Taoyuan-based chipmaker produces wafers used in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers for Apple Inc’s iPhone 12 series to unlock the smartphones via facial identification, as well as power amplifiers for the company’s first 5G devices.

Demand for Wi-Fi roosters also shows strong momentum due to the remote-working trend, it said.

Those growth drivers would offset orders lost in its business with HiSilicon Technologies Co (海思), a semiconductor arm of Huawei Technologies Co (華為), as Win has stopped shipping chips to the Chinese company after export restrictions imposed by the US took effect on Sept. 15.

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