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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...

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...

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