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Electronics Industry

Androsch: „AT&S Under Double Pressure“

In an interview with “Wirtschaftsblatt”, the major shareholder of the Austrian semiconductor producer AT&S explains that the company faces increasing costs and declining prices.

October 15, 2012

Moderate Rise in Net Income at AT&S

The Ausstrian high-tech company AT&S reaffirms positive outlook for current financial year following modest first-quarter performance. Revenues were up by 14% and the EBITDA margin improved slightly.

July 24, 2012

Ams: Revenue Growth Reached 66%

ams reports second quarter and first half results. EBIT was up remarkably.

July 24, 2012

Austrian Companies at Semicon West

Strong presence of Austrian Companies at the biggest event for the global microelectronic industry.

July 3, 2012

Keba Improves Results

The Austrian producer of electronic goods recorded a substantial rise in revenues. Earnings could be enhanced too.

May 19, 2012

austriamicrosystems Reports Rise in Revenues and Earnings

The manufacturer of high performance analog ICs registered a 32% rise in revenues. EBIT rose by 59%.

February 29, 2012

Germany Calls for Austrian Electricity

In order to guarantee stability of the German power grid, Austria has to export more electricity to Germany.

January 5, 2012

Siemens Austria Finishes Dutch Gas Power Plant

The contract value for the gas and steam power plant amounts to € 570m. 1.4 million households will be served with electricity.

November 21, 2011

AT&S Places € 100m Corporate Bond

The Austrian technology company will use the proceeds for general strategic objectives and for improving the quality of its funding portfolio.

November 10, 2011

Verbund’s Result Influenced by Impairment Tests

The Austrian electricity group presented an improved operating result for the first three quarters of the year despite weak water supply.

October 27, 2011

Verbund´s Subsidiary APG Going Public?

The IPO of Verbund´s subsidiary Austrian Power Grid is being discussed.

October 25, 2011

AT&S: Massive Investments in China

The Austrian manufacturer of conductor boards will invest € 600m for its factory in the Chinese Chongqing.

October 22, 2011

AT&S Reports Solid Quarterly Results

The Austrian technology company achieved record sales of € 131.4m in the second quarter. A new sales office in Taiwan will be opened soon.

October 20, 2011

Verbund´s Subsidiary Expands in Italy

Sorgenia, the Italian subsidiary of the Austrian energy group Verbund, now provides electricity also for private households.

October 11, 2011

Major Pumped-storage Power Plant Commissioned

Austrian Verbund invested € 405m invested in expansion of hydro power. The construction ofa new hydro power plant in the Austrian Alps has been finished.

October 11, 2011

Energieallianz Austria Continues Expansion

The Austrian energy trading company opened its third office in Germany, where supply volumes have increased more than tenfold since 2007.

October 6, 2011

Verbund Said to Seek € 750m Credit Line to Refinance

Verbund AG, Austria’s biggest power company, is seeking a € 750m ($ 1bn) revolving credit facility to refinance maturing debt, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

September 20, 2011

EnBW with New Attempt to Sell Stake in EVN

The German group intends to sell its shares in the Austrian energy company in two or three steps. It currently holds 32.5%.

September 14, 2011

Verbund Expects Drop in Earnings

The Austrian electricity group announced an update of its investment plan and provided guidance on its financial outlook for 2011 and 2012.

September 9, 2011

Rapid Increase in Household Energy Prices

Austrian energy prices rose by 10.9% year-on-year. Diesel and gasoline were main drivers with a plus of 19.3% and 14.2%, respectively.

August 29, 2011

EVN with Slightly Better Results after Nine Months

The Austrian energy company recorded a marginal drop in revenue. Group net profit amounted to € 207.2m, up 1.2% from the prior-year.

August 25, 2011

VKW with Declining Profits in the First Half of 2011

The regional energy company reported a drop in power generation due to the dry weather in the period from January to June.

August 3, 2011

Verbund Reports Drop in Group Result and Sale of French Poweo

The Austrian electricity group suffered from extraordinarily weak water supply in the first six months of the year. The stake in French Poweo will be sold to competitor Direct Energie.

July 27, 2011

Verbund’s Sorgenia Starts Eco-Subsidiary in Italy

Sorgenia Green is planning to invest € 500m in geothermal energy and hydro power projects in the next five years.

July 26, 2011

austriamicrosystems with Improved Results in the First Half of 2011

The Austrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer increased revenues by 18%. EBIT went up from € 8.4m to € 15.8m.

July 25, 2011

austriamicrosystems to Be Included in SIX Swiss Exchange’s SPI Middle Index Basket

Inclusion of the Austrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer in the SPI Middle index basket becomes effective September 19, 2011.

July 21, 2011

EVN Expands in Bulgaria

The Austrian electricity company invested € 5m in the construction of a solar power station in Bulgaria and increased its stake in a joint venture project in the country.

July 21, 2011

Declining Profit for AT&S in the First Quarter

The Austrian technology company had a difficult start into the financial year. EBIT more than halved to € 4.4m. Nonetheless, the outlook has been confirmed.

July 20, 2011

Prices of Household Energy Up 9.8% in June

Fuel, heating oil and gas were identified as main price drivers. Compared to the last month, a slight decline in energy prices was registered.

July 19, 2011

Verbund Sold Renewables Portfolio to Axa Private Equity

The Austrian electricity company disposed of Poweo’s renewable energy business as a step towards restructuring of its portfolio in France.

July 19, 2011

SensorDynamics Acquired by Maxim

The Styrian semiconductor company was sold to Nasdaq-listed Maxim Integrated Products. The American group will pay approximately $ 130m (€ 92.3m).

July 19, 2011

Missing the Kyoto Target Will Cost Austria € 800m

Total costs of missing the target for the period 2008 to 2012 will amount to not less than € 800m. € 450m have already been spent on the purchase of certificates.

July 13, 2011

austriamicrosystems Collaborates with Japanese F-Brain

The Austrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer entered into a collaboration with F-Brain to serve Foundry customers on backend test solutions in Japan.

July 12, 2011

AT&S Confirms Outlook

The Austrian technology company reported a successful business year 2010/11 in its Annual General Meeting and increased its dividend pay-out significantly.

July 7, 2011

austriamicrosystems Selected by Google

A module developed by the Austrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer is on Google’s new Android Accessory Development Kit reference design.

July 7, 2011

Growing Output in the Electronics Industry

The production level of 2008 will be reached again this year. Growth is mainly driven by increasing exports and a positive development in the automotive industry.

July 5, 2011

EVN Concludes Acquisition of Stake in Inn Power Plants

The Austrian electricity company purchased a 13% stake in Verbund’s hydroelectric power plants on the Inn river.

July 5, 2011

Massive Increase in Household Energy Prices in May

Energy prices were up 9.7% year-on-year, while a slight decline was registered compared to the last month. Main drivers were fuel and gas.

July 4, 2011

Verbund: Speculations about Increase in Sorgenia Stake

The Austrian electricity company might sell its shares in Poweo and instead acquire its joint venture partner’s stake in Sorgenia.

July 1, 2011

Increase in Austrian Electricity Price below EU Average

Electricity and gas are relatively expensive in Austria compared to other EU countries. The electricity price rose by 1.1% in 2009/10.

June 29, 2011

Peter Layr New President of Oesterreichs Energie

The CEO of EVN will succeed Wolfgang Anzengruber as President of the branch association of Austrian energy. He was elected for three years.

June 28, 2011

Verbund to Restructure Its Portfolio

The Austrian electricity company is negotiating the sale of French Poweo. Eni and Enel are said to be interested in an acquisition.

June 27, 2011

Verbund: New Wind Farm in Romania

The Austrian electricity company will invest “several hundred million euros” in 77 new wind wheels which will go into service in 2012.

June 17, 2011

austriamicrosystems Acquires US-based Company

The Styrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer is going to buy 100% of the shares in an American light sensor supplier for $ 320m (€ 220m).

June 16, 2011

Verbund Evaluating Future Options for Sorgenia

The Austrian electricity company and its partner, the Milanese industrial holding CIR, will decide about the future shareholder structure of their joint venture.

June 9, 2011

Nuclear Power Phase-Out Will Cost Austria € 600m

According to calculations by E-Control, Germany’s decision to close down its nuclear power plants will affect the Austrian economy.

June 9, 2011

New Chance for Verbund in Turkey

The Austrian electricity company might win a contract for the power supply in three Turkish provinces after a competitor has withdrawn its bid.

June 6, 2011

UniCredit and Raiffeisen Seek to Broker Bulgaria's EVN Stake Sale

Bulgaria is going to sell its minority stake in an electricity distributor operated by the Austrian energy company.

June 3, 2011

CEO of Verbund Expects Steady Increase of Electricity Price

Anzengruber demands faster approval procedures for the expansion of infrastructure in order to keep prices on an affordable level.

June 1, 2011

EVN: 12% Drop in First-Half Net Income

The Austrian energy company recorded a substantial drop in group net income, mainly due to a 30.9% decline in the financial result.

May 26, 2011