Taiwan makers to see mixed influence from Sony PS3 PCB orders
Oct 16, 2006
With orders for PCBs to be used in Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) game consoles, Ya Hsin Industrial will see its sales exceed NT$4 billion (US$120 million) in October, with monthly sales from the orders to average NT$2 billion, according to the Chinese-language Apple Daily.
Unimicron Technology will also benefit from orders for PS3 PCBs, with sales to remain strong through the first quarter of next year, the paper said. Unimicron declined to comment on related shipments, but indicated its sales will remain at a high level in the fourth quarter thanks to rising demand for consumer electronics, the paper added.
Whether the performance of Nan Ya PCB in the fourth quarter will be boosted by PS3 PCB shipments is still unclear, as the actual shipment volumes now from the maker to Sony is still limited, the paper indicated, adding that Compeq Manufacturing's sales may not see significant benefit from the segment until the first quarter of 2007, as its PS3 PCBs are still under verification from Sony.