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Commentary: Weakening competition allows Apple to play safe with iPhone 5

Sep 14, 13:52

Apple has finally launched the much-anticipated iPhone 5 with upgraded hardware and software specifications as compared to its predecessor, but not delivering any breakthroughs in...

Commentary: Global solar market losing energy

Sep 14, 11:15

Since the second quarter of 2011, the global solar market has been a ship trying to sail in a hurricane. Solar markets in Europe and the US have been building up trade barriers while...

Commentary: Taiwan economic revival program lacks substance

Sep 12, 14:49

Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has announced a five-point program aiming to invigorate its flagging economy. Prior to the announcement, all segments of society were expecting the...

Commentary: Solar PV system investments dwindle as firms hoard cash

Sep 5, 01:10

The solar PV system segment is one of the most profitable segments in the solar supply chain, especially for firms with stable cash flow. Nevertheless, some firms have not been able...

Commentary: Large-size polysilicon firms in China hope for return to market forces after anti-dumping probes

Aug 29, 15:07

The China government is currently running anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms hoping for large-size domestic firms to...

Commentary: Looming trade war and increasing OEM orders to turn China domestic capacities obsolete

Aug 29, 11:50

The looming trade war has been pushing China-based solar firms to plan for short- and medium-term adjustments to domestic capacities. If demand from the domestic and emerging markets...

Commentary: Epistar expands capacity while facing price competition from China-based peer

Aug 15, 16:03

The LED chip market continues to experience oversupply problems. However, in first-half 2012, most tier-one LED firms in Taiwan were operating with full capacity, which has led to...

Commentary: No winners in solar trade war

Aug 9, 15:23

There are no winners in trade wars why typically see policies used as short-term prescriptions. Governments should consider creating fair competition allow the solar industry to shine...

Commentary: Solar firms should invest in R&D to escape from becoming OEM firms

Aug 9, 15:05

The messy conditions in the solar market have been causing invested firms to reconsider their strategies. Taiwan-based firms should adopt the model of their South Korea-based peers...

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: Taiwan solar module makers face challenges due to lack of government and bank support

Jul 26, 15:48

Most solar module firms around the world have support from their governments and domestic banks. This allows customers that are buying solar modules to obtain bank loans and module...

solar modules

Commentary: Traditional lighting firms increase stakes in LED lighting market

Jul 26, 12:21

The LED lighting market has been attracting traditional lighting firms to adjust business strategies in order to obtain market shares.

LED light bulb

Commentary: Can the LCD panel industry rebound?

Jul 24, 16:20

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) have reported declines in stock prices due to less than expected growth in the third quarter so far and economic instabilities in...

LCD TV competition

Commentary: China solar firms sandwiched between growing costs and shrinking market

Jul 23, 14:40

China-based solar firms have become a target for Europe- and US-based solar firms that are on the brink of bankruptcies. To protect the domestic solar industry, countries have been...

Commentary: Is Nexus 7 launch a blessing or a curse for other Android tablet vendors?

Jul 18, 15:38

Google has begun shipping its Nexus 7 and the initial response to the tablet seems to be positive, with industry sources indicating that the platform vendor will be able to ship 2.5-3...

Commentary: Japan government needs to do more to protect domestic solar industry

Jul 13, 14:47

The government in Japan recently announced lucrative solar feed-in-tariffs that have sparked discussions about Japan becoming the world's second-largest solar market. However, it...

solar cell

Commentary: HIT solar cells may thrive

Jul 12, 12:23

One type of high-efficiency mono-crystalline N-type solar cells is heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT). This type of solar cell has conversion efficiency exceeding 20%...

thin-film

Commentary: China fights to lead in setting LED lighting standards

Jul 5, 13:11

The rise of China's LED lighting industry has been supported by the government. Despite the fact that many international lighting firms have been promoting the Zhaga Consortium to...

LED lamps

Commentary: Taiwan government needs to cooperate more with local panel makers

Jul 2, 16:05

Taiwan-based panel makers should form a strategic alliance with the government in order to push forth Taiwan's panel industry in the global market, according to Chimei Innolux (CMI)...

Commentary: China panel makers need to improve production technology

Jun 29, 14:56

China's ability to further compete in the global high-end panel market is hindered by the technology most of its panel makers are using. As a result, China's major panel makers are...

Commentary: Can government subsidies save the LED industry?

Jun 27, 11:40

Classic economics believes in small government and let the market mechanism run its course. Keynesian economics believes in interventions, in particular, government interventions...

LED lightings

Commentary: MediaTek, MStar reach merger deal in fast manner; highlighting difficulties of Taiwan IC design industry

Jun 26, 01:00

Although the proposal by MediaTek to merge with rival MStar Semiconductor comes as a big surprise to Taiwan's IC design industry, MediaTek chairman MK Tsai and his counterpart Wayne...

Commentary: China government needs to create projects with sufficient IRRs to save solar industry

Jun 19, 16:02

Some China-based solar firms have been falling into bankruptcies since the market downturn in 2011. Many polysilicon firms in China have been shutting down production. The China government...

solar module

Commentary: Japan, India increase dependence on solar energy due to energy shortages

Jun 18, 16:21

Energy hungry markets are the new potential markets for the solar industry. China's solar market is being spurred by rising energy demand due to the rapid economic developments. Now,...

solar panels

Commentary: Solar material and equipment firms competing with customers

Jun 18, 12:19

The large turbulences in the solar market have caused abnormal conditions in the industry. The contract price of polysilicon has reached an all-time low, nearly as low as the spot...

solar equipment

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: Cost decides technologies in Taiwan solar supply chain

Jun 14, 14:01

Demand for solar cells with higher conversion efficiency has been rising causing various types of technologies to be taken notice by the industry. The solar industry continues to...

solar cell

Commentary: Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy rulings create win-win situation for US

Jun 11, 15:01

After the announcement of the high anti-dumping duties of 31-250% on China-based solar firms by the US government, peers in Greater China expected the duties to cause significant...

solar panel

Commentary: Love and loathing relationship between Europe and China solar firms

Jun 5, 15:28

China has been playing an important role in the debt crisis in Europe by supporting the region with funds.

solar module

Commentary: China firms plan to acquire Europe-based solar peers

Jun 5, 01:15

As solar firms in Europe suffer financial losses due to lack of competitiveness against China-based solar firms, according to a June 3 article by The Financial Times, China-based...

thin-film solar

Commentary: Taiwan market LED lighting pricing strategies and global competition

Jun 4, 15:54

As global efforts increase to become greener, LED lighting is becoming more pervasive around the world. It was originally estimated that by the end of 2012 mainstream LED light bulbs...

Commentary: US, China renewable energy trade war continues

Jun 1, 11:29

Following the announcement of anti-dumping duties on China-made solar cells that range from 31-250% by the US Department of Commerce, more anti-subsidy duties have been levied on...

Commentary: Investing into China technology park needs further consideration

May 28, 16:09

TPV Technology, the world's largest LCD display producer, began construction of a technology park in Pingtan Island in China's Fujian Province in December 2011. Pingtan Island was...

LCD displays

Commentary: Dependence on China solar firms may turn Taiwan supply chain into OEM factories

May 28, 11:01

The huge duties slapped onto China-made solar cells by the US Department of Commerce have been causing different effects in different economies.

solar cell

Commentary: Solar trade war between US and China looming

May 18, 14:39

In 2011, several US-based solar firms such as Solyndra, SepctraWatt, Evergreen Solar, and Energy Conversion Devices filed for bankruptcies. While the fundamental problem may be due...

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  • Giga Solar Materials expects return of 10-12% on investment in PV station in Japan

    Before Going to Press | 5h 59min ago

  • Costs for new OLED lighting modules from Mitsubishi and Pioneer to drop 60%

    Before Going to Press | 6h 2min ago

  • Major Taiwan-based fabless IC firms likely to suffer revenue decreases in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 3min ago

  • Taiwan IC designers expect orders to pick up in 1Q16

    Before Going to Press | 6h 3min ago

  • TPK revenues up in August

    Before Going to Press | 6h 4min ago

  • HTC sees decreased August revenues

    Before Going to Press | 6h 4min ago

  • Merger with Asustek unlikely, says Acer CEO

    Before Going to Press | 6h 6min ago

  • Laser to become next-generation lighting source, says 2014 Nobel laureate

    Before Going to Press | 6h 8min ago

  • Foxconn Interconnect reportedly to acquire equipment from Avago

    Before Going to Press | 6h 10min ago

  • Green Energy Technology sees increased August revenues

    Before Going to Press | 6h 10min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ launches 4G-connected action camera

    Before Going to Press | 6h 11min ago

  • LG expected to release 8K TVs in 1H16

    Before Going to Press | 6h 12min ago

  • Handset vendors decreasing touch panel orders for 4Q15

    Before Going to Press | 6h 12min ago

  • Aurora expects revenues of NT$300 million from 3D business in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 13min ago

  • Sunrex Technology to buy back 1.65% stake

    Before Going to Press | 6h 14min ago

  • 10-20MWp PV systems damaged by Typhoon in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 6h 15min ago

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