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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...

Commentary: China solar firms in hunger game in domestic market

Apr 9, 12:22

China-based solar firms have been beating peers around the world with its low product costs. However, competition among the China-based makers in the domestic market is a different...

Commentary: Diversifying a must for DRAM firms

Apr 5, 14:31

Elpida Memory's bankruptcy filing reflects the fact that companies must diversify to cope with trends in the evolution of customer behavior and usage. The DRAM memory industry currently...

Falling PC demand encouraging DRAM makers to diversify

LED lighting uptake to rise sharply in 2012 and reach 25% by 2014, says a new report from Digitimes Research

Feb 21, 16:28

Taipei, Taiwan - Growing concerns about energy and emissions are driving a revolution in the lighting sector, according to a new report from Digitimes Research. Advances in technology...

Digitimes Research: LED ceiling lights gain popularity in Japan market

Feb 16, 12:11

A recent invesitgation by Digitimes Reseach of the recent LED product prices and trends in the Japan market has revealed that the latest buzz there is the LED ceiling light.

LED lighting

Digitimes Research: High-brightness LED output value to grow by 13.4% and LED lighting penetration to increase to 11.3% in 2012

Feb 9, 16:48

Digitimes Research predicts the growth of high-brightness LEDs in 2012 to reach 13.4% with an output value of US$10.1 billion. However, MOCVD demand will shrink to 200 units in 201...

LED lighting

Commentary: Lack of distribution channels continues to hover over Taiwan solar industry

Feb 9, 15:50

The economy was harsh to the solar industry in 2011 as supply exceeds demand. In 2012, Taiwan-based solar cell firms still need to find a solution to prevent being marginalized.

solar panels

Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

Jan 31, 15:26

Japan-based memory chipmaker Elpida Memory reportedly is struggling to repay its debts due by early April, and therefore is exploring various options to raise funds in time. Industry...

Commentary: Could automation solve labor issues for Foxconn?

Jan 10, 14:52

China has always given the impression of having a large and cheap labor force. But as the country's population structure and social values are starting to change, Foxconn Electronics...

Digitimes Research: Samsung consolidating LED business

Dec 27, 14:55

In 2010, Samsung LED became the first LED firm in South Korea to have revenues exceeding KRW1 trillion (US$863 million) and ranked as number one among LED firms in South Korea. Its...

LED lighting

Commentary: Apple being dragged into US-China trade war

Oct 21, 15:03

Since January 2011, three events have occurred in China which have led some upstream component suppliers to believe there is a conspiracy by the China government to try to suppress...

Installed PV system capacity in China targeted to hit 10GWp by 2015, says a new report from Digitimes Research

Oct 13, 16:52

Taipei, Taiwan, October 13, 2011 - With China expecting slower growth in regional solar markets such as Europe over the next few years, the government has set out to increase domestic...

New and accumulated solar power system installations in China in 2008-2012

Digitimes Research: Greater China to take up 65% of global small- to medium-size TFT LCD shipments in 2011

Sep 27, 16:37

Greater China is expected to account for 65.3% of the world's small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel and cell shipments in 2011, gaining 4.1 percentage points on-year, according to the...

LCD

Digitimes Insight: RIM PlayBook a poor debut for QNX

Sep 21, 16:28

While QNX is currently used in the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and is scheduled to be used in the company's smartphones in the future, replacing the BlackBerry OS to become Research...

RIM PlayBook tablet PC

Digitimes Insight: Google support against Apple will be noted in China

Sep 8, 17:12

When Apple sued HTC last year claiming the Taiwan smartphone vendor had violated twenty of its patents, Google noted that it would stand behind its Android OS and its hardware partners...

Google

Digitimes Insight: HP shows that tablet success can be had, at a price

Sep 2, 15:07

Hewlett Packard's (HP) plan to launch "one last run" of TouchPad...

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Digitimes Insight: BBM Music will help RIM on smartphone front only

Sep 2, 13:48

Research In Motion (RIM) recently provided an inside look at its BBM Music app on its corporate blog, and while impressive, Digitimes Research believes the app further highlights...

BBM Music

China government looks to push inward

Aug 24, 17:09

A recent article from the state-run China Daily shows how the China government is touting the benefits of investing in the Chongqing economic zones, with the article basically...

Despite setbacks, Samsung still expected to rank second in tablet market in 2011

Aug 10, 16:21

Although Samsung Electronics has faced severe setbacks in its attempts to market its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Europe and Australia, Digitimes Research still

Consolidation expected in China's semiconductor industry, says Digitimes Research

Aug 10, 15:41

During China's 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), the State Council has set out six policies to further the development of the software and semiconductor industries: strengthening investment...

China IC design firms

Apple iPad to account for 61% share of global tablet market in 2011, says a new report from Digitimes Research

Aug 4, 17:10

Taipei, Taiwan, August 4, 2011 – This year, approximately 65.2 million tablets will be shipped from manufacturers to major brand vendors. While Apple is expected to continue...

Tablet shipments

Digitimes Insight: Taiwan shipments of small- to medium-size flat panels to grow 4.2% on quarter in 3Q11

Jul 21, 01:05

Shipments of small- to medium-size TFT LCD panels by Taiwan makers are expected to top 340 million units in the third quarter of 2011, showing a sequential growth of 4.2%, the lowest...

Shipments
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