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Digitimes Research: Germany solar installations reach 1.8GW in 1Q12

Jun 29, 14:04

Germany solar installations reached 1.8GW in first-quarter 2012. In particular, solar installations in March alone reached 1.15GW. Shipments to the solar market in Europe have been...

solar panels

Rising popularity of mono-crystalline solar wafers concerns multi-crystalline supply chain

Jun 28, 12:07

The rising popularity of mono-crystalline solar wafers has been a concern for Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Taiwan's total solar wafer annual capacity is about 3.5GW, but 90% of...

solar cells

Solartech to expand solar cell capacity from 800MW to 960MW

Jun 28, 01:10

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech, has revealed plans to expand solar cell capacity from 800MW to 960MW, and module capacity from 30MW to 120MW.


Strong year-end demand motivates aggressive cost reductions across the value-chain as solar prices continue to fall, says Solarbuzz

Jun 26, 16:22

The leading metrics influencing solar industry supply and demand (module production, supply and market-demand) are forecast to come to within 8% of the second-half market demand of...

Tainergy profits improve on rising orders from Europe

Jun 26, 14:16

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Tainergy became the first solar firm in Taiwan to return to profitability in May since the market downturn in second-quarter 2011.


ECS passes 2011 finance report with growth of more than 7%

Jun 26, 01:10

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) hosted a shareholder meeting on June 25, passing its finance report for 2011 with consolidated revenues reaching NT$72.7 billion (US$2.43 billion),...

China-made solar module prices drop in US market

Jun 25, 11:10

The price of China-made solar modules in the US has dropped about 10% since the US announcement of the preliminary result of the anti-dumping investigation.

solar module

New solar PV system installations in Europe expected to grow at 10GW per year in next 2-3 years

Jun 15, 11:13

Countries in Europe have been deducting solar incentives to try to control installations. Germany seeks to limit new installations to 2.5-3.5GW per year while Italy's aim is 1-2GW...

solar panels

Solar firms face payment delays and financial woes

Jun 13, 01:35

Asia-based solar firms have been facing problems such as delayed payments and uncollected debts from Europe-based customers. Industry sources added firms around the world have been...

solar panels

SK Hynix establishes flash R&D center in Europe

Jun 12, 10:02

SK Hynix has established a R&D center in Italy, according to the South Korean memory chip manufacturer. The R&D center, engaged in the development of NAND flash memory, held...

Intersolar Europe to act as an indicator for 3Q12 market conditions

Jun 11, 11:06

Intersolar Europe Exhibition is going to take place in Munich, Germany from June 13-15. Several topics will be in focus such as the problem of Europe's debt crisis and incentive policies...

solar panels

MLCC maker Holy Stone developing upstream materials

Jun 6, 14:35

Holy Stone Enterprise, a Taiwan-based supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors, is strengthening its development of upstream materials and technologies for production of ceramic...

Windows 8 success will initially depend on demand from North America, says JT Wang

Jun 6, 01:40

The initial success of Windows 8 will depend on the North America market, according to Acer chairman JT Wang. Wang stated that although PC demand is currently being affect by a sovereign...

Acer chairman JT Wang

Europe-based customers reportedly accept higher solar cell quotes

Jun 6, 01:30

Market trends have been different from predictions prior to the announcement of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties by the US government, according to Wen-Whe Pan, Gintech president...

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

Devaluation of Euro to affect 3Q12 solar installations in Europe

Jun 5, 01:35

Taiwan-based solar cells have been sold using US dollar quotes. However, the recent debt crisis in Europe, which has been causing the devaluation of the euro, is likely to affect...

solar panels

Banks, solar PV system undertakers in Europe blacklist Asia solar module makers

Jun 1, 11:51

The global solar market has been plagued by rumors about financial troubles of Europe- and Asia-based solar firms. Hence, some banks and solar PV system firms in Europe have reportedly...

solar panels

Europe-based polysilicon supplier seeking cooperation with China-based makers

May 29, 15:33

A Europe-based maker of polysilicon is seeking cooperation with China-based fellow makers mainly because spot market prices for polysilicon have dropped to US$20-25/kg which are lower...

solar cell

Many China-based solar firms facing financial troubles

May 29, 15:21

As many China-based makers of polysilicon, solar wafers and cells have faced financial difficulties, a financial crisis may lead to some of them following the case of LDK Solar, according...

Foxconn chairman says Europe and US economy to worsen

May 25, 16:55

Economies in eurozone are really mired in terrible conditions currently due to the raging debt crisis, and the business environment will certainly turn sour in the US in 2013 after...

PC shipments may only see slight sequential growth in 2Q12

May 24, 01:10

As Dell reported weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter 2012 (February-April), some PC brand vendors pointed out that their orders from Europe's retail channel...


PC shipments to Europe in May fall short of expectations

May 18, 01:10

Deliveries of PCs taken by distributors and retail channels in Europe in May have so far fallen short of original expectations by 5-10% probably because of the impact of potential...

Germany FIT uncertainty ignites hope for Europe solar market in 3Q12

May 15, 16:31

The Germany government's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) reductions, which took effect on April 1, may have to be revised because Germany Bundesrat (Federal Council) last week did not...

China awaits for US verdict of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation

May 14, 10:24

China local officials believe total tariffs on China-made solar products from the US government due to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation will not exceed 20%. If the...

solar panels

Product differentiation is key to securing orders, says Tainergy

May 8, 15:54

Tainergy, a Taiwan-based solar maker, was expected to suffer due to news that an important Europe-based customer had filed for bankruptcy. But Tainergy reported gross margins of negative...

Kevin Hsieh, president of Tainergy

Digitimes Research: Solar spot prices in Greater China remain flat despite continuous demand from Europe

May 4, 14:52

Solar spot prices in Greater China have not shown signs of increasing despite continuous demand and clear order visibility, said Chihheng Liang, analyst at Digitimes Research and...

solar cells

Digitimes Research: High demand in Europe holds Greater China solar spot prices steady

Apr 27, 15:43

Market demand in the second quarter has been hot causing price falls to seize, said Chihheng Liang, analyst of Digitimes and author of new report, PV 2012-Expectations for the...

solar cell

Germany 2Q12 solar PV system installations likely to exceed expectations

Apr 25, 11:16

Solar PV system installations in Germany are likely to exceed expectations in the second quarter, according to market observers. New policies call for all installation projects registered...

ALi sees sales drop in 2Q12

Apr 24, 01:30

IC design house ALi has guided its second-quarter sales will decrease up to 10% on quarter with a possibility of flat growth. Sales were particularly high in the first quarter of...

Europe solar material suppliers reportedly demand downstream clients honor contracts

Apr 5, 11:38

Europe-based solar wafer firms have been said to demand Taiwan-based downstream solar firms to oblige to the take-or-pay supply contracts signed between the sides.


Global solar PV installations to grow by up to 21% in 2012, says IMS Research

Apr 5, 11:04

Global solar PV installations will grow by at least 3.5% and up to 21% in 2012, according to IMS Research. The market analyst firm forecasts that despite incentive cuts in most of...

Any type of tariff will impact China solar industry, says report

Mar 26, 16:14

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government against China-based solar firms announced a preliminary result on March 20, 2012. The preliminary result indicated...

solar modules

Solar module firms engage in fierce price competition in Europe solar market

Mar 26, 10:58

The impact of price cuts of China-based solar modules has been sweeping through Europe and China's domestic market. In Europe, brands from Europe, South Korea and Japan have been...

solar module

US to levy 5% tariff against China-made solar products

Mar 23, 01:15

The US government announced recently a 5% tariff on China-made solar products. The tariff is considered low. Nevertheless, the industry has been concerned about whether or not Europe...

First-tier motherboard makers drop 7 series motherboard prices

Mar 22, 01:00

First-tier motherboard makers have recently dropped their Intel 7 series motherboard prices to compete for market share, although Intel has not yet officially announced the chipset,...

7 series motherboard
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    Huawei Ascend P6

    Huawei's Ascend P6 smartphone is 6.18mm thick, and powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. It features a 4.7-inch HD in-cell display and a 5-megapixel front camera. The Huawei Ascend...

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    Samsung Galaxy Mega

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy Mega - a 6.3-inch smartphone. The device is also light and thin, portable enough to put into a pocket or hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch...

    Photo: Company, Apr 16.

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    Samsung Secu-NFC chip

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new system-in-package (SIP) near field communications (NFC) chip, the SENHRN1. The new Secu-NFC chip combines a NFC controller and a secure element...

    Photo: Company, Nov 17.

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    Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    Samsung Electronics and Google have jointly announced Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. The Galaxy...

    Photo: Company, Oct 20.

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    HTC Rhyme

    HTC has unveiled HTC Rhyme, with a unibody design. HTC Rhyme comes in three colors: Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum, the color Verizon Wireless will be offering in the US. With a...

    Photo: Company, Sep 21.

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