Issued Date: 2015/2/10
Issued By: iST
iST(TWSE:3289) today (Feb 10, 2015) announced its net revenues on a consolidated basis, the revenues for January 2015 were approximately NT$166 million. Month over month, the consolidated revenue increased 1.80%, and a sharp 31.10 % increase from the same period of 2014, which implied that iST’s earlier strategy on the expansion of human resource and equipment in Q4 2014 has worked gradually and played a part in the revenue of January.
iST said, the stable performance of sales in January resulted from the following, first, the continuous demand of several big customers in the Material analysis and HDMI certification of iST Taiwan, as well as the constant growth of a subsidiary of iST, ITS (Innovative Turnkey Solution Corporation). On top of that, since the China government has focused on the semi-conductor industry, the growth of verification demand also increased the sales of iST’s subsidiaries in China.
iST indicated that after becoming an official Simplay™ Labs ATC for HDMI® 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 last October. Earlier this year, Simplay™ Labs, LLC reviewed and approved iST Taiwan’s capabilities to conduct compliance testing for MHL®3.2, which not only means that iST becomes the exclusive lab represented Simplay™ Labs for MHL®3.2 but also the first MHL®3.2 ATC in Taiwan appointed by MHL Consortium.
Meanwhile, iST also announces its completion of the first MHL®3.2 Sink & Source compliance tests in Taiwan for TV monitor and Mobile customers. For the customers, they have not merely set a milestone in the A/V market in Taiwan, better still, they are rare A/V product companies passed MHL®3.2 certification by a third-party lab in the Asia market.
iST further pointed out the good news in the China market—iST Shanghai has officially passed the application of the high-tech enterprise by the China government . As the semi-conductor industry has been the focus of China government attention, the government continually offers many policies to accelerate the self-sufficiency rate of the IC design and manufacture in multi-pronged way. While the semi-conductors companies in China need the professional third-party lab as iST to raise the yield of product quality with reliability test and failure analysis.
By being the high-tech enterprise, iST Shanghai is entitled to cut down the corporate tax rate from 25% to 15%, which not only means that iST plays an important role in the semi-conductor field in China, but the revenue of verification test of iST will also be promoted by this strong growth of semi-conductor in China.
iST(TWSE:3289) January 2015 Revenue Report
(Unit: NT$ thousand)
About Integrated Service Technology
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 analysis, 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 signal integrity 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