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Solar trade dispute spreads to wine industry; gets personal

Jun 7, 11:35

In retaliation for Europe setting a punitive tariff (11.8%) on China-made solar panels, China announced on June 5 plans to start an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against...

Analogix eyes link between smartphones and HD displays

Jun 6, 21:49

One of the most interesting new features on Intel's Thunderbolt 2 technology is the addition of DisplayPort 1.2 support in order to enable video streaming to a single Ultra HD monitor...

Strong reaction from China, EU members over solar trade row

May 28, 11:13

Europe may levy anti-dumping tariffs on China-made solar products. This will increase the prices of China-made solar products in Europe. To retaliate, China will likely impose tariffs...

Commentary: High-end LED lighting in demand

May 20, 12:31

Apart from gradually replacing traditional lighting, LED lighting is targeting the high-end market with more value-added products. In addition, commercialization of OLED lighting...

European Commission proposes high solar tariff against China firms

May 10, 15:09

The trade war in the solar market does not seem to be stopping. Following the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff levied on China-based firms from the US, the EU is likely to follow...

solar module

Qatar wants to reduce CO2 emissions

Apr 30, 12:31

Many of the emerging solar markets are hot - both literally and metaphorically - because of their abundant sunshine hours and geographical locations. Solar investors no longer look...

Personal opinion: LED light bulbs are for lazy people

Apr 29, 15:04

This is just a personal view, but I love LED light bulbs. I also love the idea of Taiwan-based firms having own-brand LED light bulbs. Lighting is different from many other industries...

Commentary: Price competition over 7-inch tablets erodes profits

Apr 29, 14:29

Tier-one tablet makers have been engaging in price competition in the 7-inch tablet market which has eroded profits, according to sources from distribution channels.

India solar market shines

Apr 26, 12:13

Due to lack of sufficient electricity, there are around 400 million people in India that do not have access to any form of electricity, said a report by

Coto Technology claims industry's smallest MEMS reed switch

Apr 24, 17:03

Coto Technology, which has been designing and developing small signal switching solutions to the worldwide electronics industry for over 90 years, has announced the availability of...

Silicon Labs introduces single-chip digital radio receivers for CE devices

Apr 24, 16:52

Analog-intensive, mixed-signal IC design house Silicon Labs has introduced what it claims to be the industry's first single-die antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver...

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
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