Patty Wang, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 31 January 2012]
Inductor supplier Chilisin Electronics expects brisk demand for products used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer handheld devices to sustain its revenue growth in 2012. Meanwhile, its move to expand capacity for 0201 thin-film multilayer inductors will also drive company sales for the year.
Chilisin reported NT$3.39 billion (US$113.8 million) in consolidated revenues for 2011, a 14% increase from 2010 levels.
Chilisin indicated that the company is set to expand production capacity for 0201 thin-film multilayer inductors, which are now being sampled by clients. Monthly capacity for the new product segment will climb to 50-100 million units in the second quarter if orders and yield rate are in line with company expectations, Chilisin said.
Chilisin is also seeking cooperation with major fabless IC firms, and expects its efforts to bear fruit in 2012. Nvidia and Broadcom are being speculated by industry sources as the potential partners.
Chilisin added its facilities in Taiwan are focused on R&D and new product development while manufacturing mainly takes place at its factories in China for cost reasons. Chilisin has factory sites in Dongguan and Henan, China.