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    Last update: Tuesday 15 April 2014 [205 news items]

White-box beating first-tier, who would have thought?

Mar 15, 14:01

It may be an unthinkable scenario in the past, but the fact that China-based white-box ARM chipmakers are gradually winning their way into the first-tier market, has started to change...

Flexible displays unlikely to hit markets in 2013

Mar 14, 14:03

Flexible OLED displays, which are bendable and extremely light and thin screens, are starting to be researched and developed more in depth. These paper-like devices are expected to...

Nuclear power plants: My neighbours

Mar 13, 10:32

Well, I don't live next door to nuclear power plants, but I live close enough to two. If they go wrong, I will definitely have to flee.

On site: Anti-nuclear power protest in Taiwan

Mar 11, 14:48

On March 9, 2013, more than 100,000 people across Taiwan took to the streets protesting against the government's plan to continue a controversial project to build the country's fourth...

Checking in: Newlans looks to simplify front end RF modules

Mar 8, 15:53

Newlans COO Divi Gupta and his small entourage recently stopped by the Digitimes office to talk up the company's reconfigurable CMOS analog designs targeting ultra-broadband handsets...

What will it take to keep the TV industry alive?

Mar 8, 15:27

Some market observers speculate TVs are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, as the use of devices such as tablets, smartphones computers and even Full HD projectors are becoming...

Commentary: Entering the entry-level tablet competition a must for ODMs

Mar 1, 10:32

Although some upstream supply chain players do not think notebook ODMs should join the entry-level tablet competition because of profitability concerns, it seems a neccessary step...

With Intel grabbing Altera orders, can we now begin speculating about future Apple hookup?

Feb 27, 17:38

Since Intel has opened up its fabs to other fabless IC firms, the Silicon Valley giant will pose a threat to TSMC at some point when it comes to high-volume orders, including future...

Commentary: Does Taiwan need another nuclear power plant?

Feb 26, 11:52

Taiwan is building its fourth nuclear power plant. The main island of Taiwan is only 36,193 square kilometers and already houses three nuclear power plants - two of them in New Taipei...

Using digital to control power: Q&A with iWatt

Jan 30, 16:39

When it comes to digital power, iWatt claims that it is the inventor of digital power control for AC/DC. The company notes that its technology allows its customers to eliminate BOM...

iWatt senior marketing VP Scott Brown

Commentary: LCD panel industry still struggling

Jan 28, 11:13

Samsung Electronics has reported record profits for the fourth quarter of 2012 because of strong sales from its mobile communications products, but it's a big contrast - yet no surprise...

Putting solar on anything that can be moved, carried or worn: Q&A with Alta Devices

Jan 24, 22:00

GaAs solar material maker Alta Devices boasts solar cells with an efficiency of 28.8%, but perhaps even more astonishing is the fact it can produce GaAs cells that are only 1-micron...

Alta Devices VP Rich Kapusta

Living on the IP edge: Q&A with Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Jan 21, 21:23

Vitesse Semiconductor has been a major player in the semiconductor industry for the past 28 years, from its role in the telecom area in the heyday of SONET/SDH to becoming involved...

Martin Nuss, CTO Vitesse

Commentary: How much longer will LCD dominate the TV market?

Jan 21, 11:52

Panasonic is shutting down its only dedicated plasma TV manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, marking the total defeat of the technology by the LCD competition in the consumer ma...

TSMC with 20nm SoC most likely to secure chip orders from Apple, says Digitimes Research analyst

Jan 16, 11:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to start making an integrated AP/GPU solution for Apple, using 20nm SoC process technology, according to Digitimes Research...

TSMC has no good reason to accept investment from particular clients, says Digitimes Research

Aug 30, 15:23

A recent Bloomberg report cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple and Qualcomm had been rebuffed in separate attempts to invest cash in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Commentary: India marks 1GW solar milestone with power outage

Aug 3, 15:50

For a country to begin and maintain industrialization, infrastructures such as railroad systems, highways, bridges, ports, buildings, roads, and most important of all, electricity,...

Commentary: Poland has potential to build a strong renewable energy sector

Jun 14, 15:45

Compared to countries in the same region, Poland seems promising. From the printed version of The Economist on June 9, Poland's latest GDP was 3.5%. This relatively high...

Commentary: A Micron-Elpida merger would improve DRAM industry health

May 8, 12:13

Micron Technology reportedly has reached the final stage of talks on the purchase of Elpida Memory. The possible merger of Micron and Elpida will help to restore a healthier supply-demand...

Micron set to acquire Elpida

Simon Sze and his invention of floating-gate NVM

May 8, 11:00

NAND flash memory is among the key components used in today's popular consumer technology products. The birth of NAND flash could be credited to two Bell Labs researchers who fabricated...

Simon Sze, inventor of floating-gate NVM devices

Commentary: Long-term solar material supply contracts increase losses during industry downturns

May 3, 14:47

Long-term solar material supply contracts seem to stabilize the financial performance of solar firms during good times, but increase the magnitude of losses during down times.

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Commentary: Grid parity in India may happen sooner than expected

Apr 27, 13:54

India has been seen as one of the markets with most potential for the solar industry as demand in Europe weakens. A recent article from The Economist, "Solar Power In...

solar panels

Commentary: US protectionism on domestic solar industry may backfire

Apr 23, 16:14

The US government has been taking up anti-dumping and anti-tariff investigations against China-based solar firms. According to LA Times, the US government recently announced the import...

Commentary: Taiwan has little interest in installing PV systems on its own land

Apr 20, 12:12

The Taiwan government recently announced a plan to increase electricity prices in May 2012. Compared to a country like Germany with average electricity price of NT$8/kWh, Taiwan's...

Gintech solar cell

TSMC 28nm ramp-up within expectations, says Digitimes Research

Apr 17, 16:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) could ramp up its 28nm production capacity at a much faster pace than older 40/45nm and 65nm process nodes, according to Digitimes...

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