Issued Date: 2014/5/12
Issued By: iST
iST(TWSE:3289) today (May 12, 2014) announced its net revenues for April 2014: On a consolidated basis, revenues for April 2014 were approximately NT$151 million, a slight decrease of 1.72% and 1.64% from March and the same period in 2013, respectively. Nevertheless, revenue in April has maintained in the high-grade, which set a monthly Top 3 record ever.
iST further pointed out that while the semiconductor industry continuously pursues 20/16/14 nm processes, iST joins in by enhanced its capabilities in Material Analysis. In Q1 2014, iST has made all preparations for meeting customer needs, in addition to deploying JEM-2800, the most powerful TEM equipment in the industry, iST has invited a domestic TEM authority as an adviser, gathering facility and technology energies all at once.
Starting from this date, iST engages a 3-shift operation 24 hours a day, for the overall shortening of lead-time and a giant leap in productivity, manifesting the determination for breakthroughs in the realm of material analysis, providing customers with prompt and high-end MA services.
Observing the marketplace, iST finds that enterprises are striving to accomplish semiconductor components with higher efficiency, lower power consumption and more compact configuration that meet the requirements of today’s smart products. Major manufacturers are gaining speed in developing more advanced processes which include Intel who has first launched massive production of the 22nm process. TSMC and Samsung have entered a massive 20nm production, and UMC has directly entered the development of the 14nm process, a jump from the 28nm bypassing the 20nm.
Dr. Sheng-Yu Chen, MA Manager of iST, says “iST has successively accomplished the analytic samples of industrial customers including renowned wafer manufacturers and LED epitaxy plants breaking through to the 14nm processes. Customers are highly satisfied with the outcome.”
In addition to semiconductor applications, MA also plays an important role in the LED industry. The most critical epitaxial process that determines LED luminance is highly dependent on TEM for controlling process parameters.
iST has recently introduced the highest level TEM equipment, JEOL’s JEM-2800, which comes together with 2 EDS detectors, each with a super large area of 100mm2, giving a total signal reception area of 200mm2, far exceeding performances of previously top-class models in the industry (with a signal reception area of 120 mm2). Thus it becomes an ideal helper in the future for dealing with process difficulties of customers.
iST(TWSE:3289) April 2014 Revenue Report
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About the iST Group
Founded in 1994, iST began its business from IC circuit debugging and modification and gradually expanded its scope of operations to include failure analysis, reliability verification, material analysis, and quality assurance. Through the years, iST has constructed a comprehensive verification and analysis engineering platform, offering full-scope services to the IC engineering industry. iST customers cover the whole spectrum of the electronics industry from IC design to end products. In response to rising environmental awareness, iST not only focuses on its core services but is also expanding its service offerings based on international trends. iST’s lead-free and halogen-free verification testing, chemical quantitative testing and carbon footprint/greenhouse gas inventory services have all been accredited by multiple international independent third-party organizations including TUV NORD Germany and BSI UK. With increased outsourcing by major international brands, iST now also plays the role of independent quality testing laboratory for OBM outsourcing products and is certified by Dell, Cisco, Delphi, Continental Automotive and Lenovo.
Headquartered in Hsinchu, iST’s pursuit of precision, perfection and efficiency has led it to expand its operations around the world. The iST Group now includes iST Kunshan, iST Shanghai, iST Beijing and iST Shenzhen in China, IC Service in Japan, and an iST laboratory in the US. These are all dedicated to providing customers with prompt, reliable and high-quality technical services in order to grow with the leaders of the world. For more information, please visit the iST website at: www.istgroup.com