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Carbon emissions and the prices of cleaner air

Apr 22, 11:25

There has been debate over whether the cost of using renewable energy sources is too high. According to a March 23 article from

Memory makers see better profits as chip pricing improves

Apr 17, 14:05

Memory chipmakers as well as module firms are in a favorable and more profitable position in the second quarter of 2013, as prices for DRAM and NAND flash chips continue to strengt...

Taiwan FTC investigates Samsung over false advertising allegations

Apr 17, 11:11

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Samsung Electronics' local branch over allegations concerning an advertising campaign to smear its rival HTC, according the Taiwan's...

Taipower serious about Nuke 4?

Apr 9, 10:17

Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) is a state-owned electric power utility providing electricity to Taiwan and its other islands. According to Wikipedia (English and Chinese), in 1994...

Nuke 4

Globalfoundries quietly becoming a threat to competitors

Apr 1, 21:34

While market outlets pay close attention to Samsung Electronics' rise and Intel's entry - both a threat to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Globalfoundries has quietly...

Google Glass: Why I think the technology is ridiculous

Mar 29, 16:04

Google's attempt to induce the next wave of display technology is charming, but in my opinion is bound to fail. That is a heavy statement right off the bat and I am generally optimistic...

On-site: 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show, and a cafe

Mar 29, 15:59

The Taiwan International Lighting Show is one of my favourite shows. The reason is because the show participants always find new ways to combine lighting with interior design. This...

Digitimes Research: Mobile devices to drive 2013 DRAM market

Mar 29, 15:01

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, will spur an almost 30% increase in overall DRAM bit demand in 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

Blog: Google Glass may enjoy demand from more than just regular users

Mar 29, 11:15

As Google has been aggressively conducting public tests for its Glass recently, I can't help but wonder what kind of business opportunities this piece of elegant work can bring. In...

Digitimes Research: China panel makers continue to improve their panel technology

Mar 28, 12:11

China-based panel makers BOE, Tianma Micro-electronics and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) are showing increasing signs of improved technology and are likely to start...

Suntech: Bailout or fade out?

Mar 26, 11:30

While the debate and the mystery regarding a possible bailout of China's solar giant Suntech is still going on, the latest news is that the founder and the CEO of Suntech reportedly...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Sony see semiconductor revenues grow; Renesas struggles to make profits

Mar 25, 15:40

Due to rising prices of NAND flash in the third quarter of 2012, Japan-based semiconductor firm Toshiba has reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of its semiconductor business unit...

Digitimes Research: Japan 2013 solar installations to reach over 3GW

Mar 25, 11:08

The Japan government continues to promote the use of renewable energy and lower the percentage of electricity generated from nuclear power. In July 2012, the government announced...

FTDI solution integrates display, audio and touch

Mar 22, 11:49

While a majority of the total touch panel shipments is still taken up by the mobile phone sector at present, those shipped to other applications are on the rise. Fabless firm FTDI...

Dave Sroka, global product director at FTDI, talks about a new approach to intelligent display desi

Galaxy S4 to extend Samsung lead in 2013 handset market, says IHS

Mar 21, 15:58

Samsung will extend its mobile handset market share lead over its nearest competitor to 11 percentage points in 2013, thanks to the launch of its latest Galaxy S handset, IHS iSuppli...

Panasonic in talks to sell its handset business, says Japan press

Mar 20, 15:13

Panasonic is mulling plans to sell its mobile phone business, the Sankei...

Do quantom dot displays pose challenges for OLED?

Mar 20, 14:04

As OLED has been consistently facing mass production issues for applications on large-size displays such as TV panels, and is expected to have high production costs for at least a...

Incredible: Suntech fails to pay back loans but share price increases by 4%

Mar 18, 12:02

There is a Chinese saying: observing flowers in the fog. It simply means people aren't seeing things clearly. This is how I feel about the recent events unfolding at Suntech, a China-based...

Commentary: The rise and the possible fall of Suntech

Mar 15, 14:40

Suntech Power Holdings, a China-based solar module giant, said on March 11, 2013, that it has signed a forbearance agreement with the holders of more than 60% of the firm's 3% convertible...

Phablet: The paradigm shift

Mar 15, 14:27

Looking at the "phablet" - the hybrid of, or a bridge between, a phone and tablet - I can't help but think of the colossal military-walkie-talkie-looking first-generation...

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...

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    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

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    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

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    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.