Source: DigiTimes news
Passive component supplier Chilisin Electronics has reported consolidated revenues fell 30.1% sequentially but grew 27.8% on year to NT$998 million (US$32.3 million) in February 2019.
Specializing in power inductors, Chilisin has enhanced its offerings through several acquisitions made since 2017. Chilisin’s consolidated sales include revenues generated by power inductor companies Mag.Layers Scientific Technics and Magic Technology, and chip resistor maker Ralec and ferrite cores supplier Ferroxcube.
Chilisin itself generated revenues of NT$332 million in February 2019, down 30.6% sequentially but up 12.2% from a year earlier, while Mag.Layers saw its February revenues increase 7.1% on year but decline 37.2% on month to NT$167 million. February revenues at Magic Technology, which specializes in high-efficiency power inductors for niche-market applications, fell 36.2% sequentially and 18.9% from a year ago to NT$83 million.
Seasonality negatively affected power inductor demand in February, said Chilisin. The ongoing shortage of Intel’s entry-level and mid-range processors was another factor causing power inductor revenues to drop, the company indicated.
Meanwhile, Ralec posted revenues of NT$236 million in February 2019, down 31.4% on month and 24.9% on year. Ferroxcube’s revenues for the month came to NT$180 million, down 14.5% sequentially but up 5.6% from a year earlier.
Passive component companies generally believe that demand will likely pick up in the second half of 2019, and are optimistic about the long-term outlook given anticipated demand for 5G, AI and automotive electronics applications, according to industry sources.