"In terms of volume, sensors for smartphones will grow the fastest but in terms of revenue, the automotive sector will lead the way," said chief executive
Hana posted sales revenue of
Its revenue for the second quarter this year surged 30% to
However, its net profit in the second quarter tumbled 32% to
At present, 33% of Hana's production is allocated to personal computers, 19% to automotive products, 15% to telecommunications and the remainder to others.
"Within two to three years, we hope to increase production for the automotive sector to 30% because demand in the sector is less cyclical compared with smartphones and computers," said
He said the
Sensors in cars are used in components to monitor pressure, heat, light, seating, fuel and the rear-view mirror.
"The use of sensors for light-emitting diode (LED) components in cars is growing and is increasingly included in mid-range and eco-cars, not just high-end cars, because of improved safety and reliability," said
Hana has already begin shipping sensors for LED modules and production will be ramped up in 2015.
Chinese brands in particular have continued to expand their presence and gain significant shares of the global market.
"Hana produces an array of sensors for smartphones, so the volume will expand as the demand for cheaper smartphones expands,"
Hana is also benefiting from a stabilised global laptop market from the second quarter compared to last year. It produces 45% of global demand for laptop touchpads and has gained more market share since the previous downturn.
HANA shares closed yesterday on the SET at
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