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Polysilicon spot price stabilizes at US$25/kg

Dec 8, 14:36

The spot price of polysilicon has been stabilizing around US$25/kg. Industry sources indicated the price has been closing in on the variable costs of many Europe- and US-based polysilicon...

polysilicon

Digitimes Research: Solar firms facing concerns over the ability to repay loans

Dec 7, 14:31

Since the second half of 2011, many solar firms have been suffering losses and possible bankruptcies. US-based Solyndra, Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar all declared bankruptcy. Many...

solar panel

Digitimes Research: Panasonic to provide LED lighting solutions

Dec 7, 14:08

Japan-based lighting firm Panasonic was ranked number one in sales of LED light bulbs in Japan in the first half of 2011 with market share reaching 35%.

LED lighting

Asustek sets shipment goal for 2012

Dec 6, 01:35

Asustek Computer, at its global sales meeting on December 5, has set the shipment goals for its four major product lines for 2012 with notebooks and netbooks together to surpass 22...

Jerry Shen, Asustek president

Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar firms shifting focus to PV systems

Dec 2, 15:19

Due to changes in the incentive programs announced by various governments, the solar industry experienced a stall in shipments in the first half of 2011. The stall in the market caused...

solar module

Europe unlikely to launch anti-dumping, anti-subsidy investigation of China-made PV products

Dec 2, 11:31

While the US Department of Commerce has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation of solar cells and modules imported from China, Europe, the largest market for China-made...

solar module

Less competitive should exit the solar market: Interview with Motech chairman

Dec 1, 16:03

In November, Digitimes had the opportunity to speak with Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, about market demand. Tsuo also gave his opinion on how the solar...

Technological improvement is crucial for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, says Motech chairman

Acer to cut ultrabook prices to US$799-899 in 2Q12, says company president

Dec 1, 01:25

Acer expects its ultrabook prices will be able to drop from US$1,000 currently to US$799-899 in the second quarter of 2012, a decline of 20%, and will drop further to US$499 in 2013...

Jim Wong, Acer president

Only 56-75% of global PV module inventory meets market energy efficiency and brand requirements, says Gintech president

Nov 25, 12:17

The global inventory of solar modules is estimated at 6-8GW currently, but modules which meet market-required energy conversion rates and bank-designated brands for lending are only...

Solar panels

Market watchers conservative about Asustek 4Q11 performance

Nov 22, 01:40

Despite Asustek Computer is confident about its performance for the fourth quarter, some market watchers are conservative about it as the US and Europe economies remain weak, while...

Taiwan 3Q11 LED lighting output value falls on-quarter

Nov 22, 01:20

Taiwan's LED lighting output value in third-quarter 2011 was NT$2.03 billion (US$67 million), a 19.4% drop on quarter and 12% decrease on year. Industry sources indicated the price...

LED lighting

Lextar plans to enter LED lighting distribution

Nov 21, 15:44

Taiwan-based LED firm Lextar has been developing the LED lighting market and receiving OEM orders from international firms such as Philips, Osram and Mitsubishi. Lextar has been said...

Solar industry to see more sunshine in 2013, says Solargiga

Nov 21, 14:41

China-based Solargiga Energy Holdings has indicated faith in the solar industry in the long-run. According to Tan Wen Hua, chairman and executive director of Solargiga, once the solar...

European PV market sees modest pick up in year-end demand, says Solarbuzz

Nov 15, 14:17

A projected on-quarter rise of 22% in fourth-quarter 2011 European photovoltaic (PV) market is providing a welcome temporary boost for downstream solar companies, according to Solarbuzz...

Downstream solar firms have limited demand despite continued price drops of polysilicon

Nov 15, 01:10

The spot price of polysilicon continues to fall due to weak demand throughout the supply chain. Industry sources indicated the price has dropped below US$30/kg and is moving toward...

LED sapphire price to return to stability in 2012

Nov 15, 01:05

The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates continues to hold at around US$10/unit. However, industry sources indicated starting from the second half of October, there has been some sapphire...

Price drops of solar cells fail to effectively stimulate demand

Nov 14, 14:12

The price of solar cells continues to decrease and many firms have been trying to clear out inventory. Previously firms typically cut prices 30% to clear out inventory, but due to...

Carbon tax may stimulate solar power demand

Nov 10, 11:11

Some countries may have reached grid parity but demand has not yet picked up because the market is currently suffering from oversupply and unreasonable prices. Industry sources believe...

Google's Eric Schmidt to visit Taiwan to promote Android

Nov 8, 01:30

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is set to visit Taiwan on November 9 to have a conference with Taiwan-based PC vendors and promote its Android operating system, according to...

Taiwan LCD TV OEM firms likely to achieve on-quarter shipment growth of 6-9%

Nov 8, 01:15

Global shipments of LCD TVs in the third quarter increased 19% on quarter, according to industry sources. Market estimates for on-quarter growth of shipments in the fourth quarter...

Polysilicon firms willing to lower quotes

Nov 1, 01:10

The end market demand in the solar market has been weak, and the wave of price drops have been moving from downstream to upstream polysilicon. The price of polysilicon this quarter...

Asustek and Acer quibble over notebook vendor rankings in China and Europe

Nov 1, 01:00

Asustek Computer, citing figures from research firm IDC, pointed out that the company's notebook shipments in China have already surpassed Acer and it has become the second largest...

Microsemi unveils driver for LED street lights

Oct 28, 10:43

Microsemi unveiled a new LED driver designed specifically for North American street light installations. The LXMG221D-0700040-D2F LED driver eliminates step-down transformers typically...

Asustek, Gigabyte to miss motherboard shipment targets for 2011

Oct 27, 01:05

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, facing weak market demand in Europe, the US and China, are expected to fail to achieve their motherboard shipment goals for 2011 and only...

Commentary: Taiwan solar industry needs government support

Oct 24, 15:56

After a wave of bankruptcies declared by US-based solar firms in third-quarter 2011, some Europe-based solar firms have also been reportedly facing difficulties obtaining funding...

Commentary: LED lighting moving towards patent-dominated market

Oct 24, 12:05

The big LED lighting pie has been attracting many firms to enter the market, heating up competition between traditional and new firms. Fierce competition can lead to patent wars as...

Philips reports 85% on-year decrease in 3Q11 net profits

Oct 18, 15:05

Low demand and consumption, in addition to the weak Euro, have caused Europe-based Philips to report significant falls in third-quarter 2011 revenues. Philips reported third-quarter...

Europe debt crisis causing shortage of bank loans for solar firms

Oct 17, 14:46

After a string of bankruptcies declared by US-based solar firms, many Europe-based solar firms have been feeling pressure due to the Europe debt crisis, according to market waters...

SAS signs supply agreement with solar cell maker TSEC

Oct 13, 12:27

Solar cell maker Taiwan Solar Energy Corporation (TSEC) signed a 5-year, NT$9 billion (US$297 million), long-term supply agreement with Sino-American Silicon (SAS).

Gintech expects September revenues to rise sequentially

Oct 7, 10:58

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has indicated its September revenues grew slightly on month due to increased orders, but product prices continue to decrease. Revenues...

Solar market facing infrastructure problems

Oct 5, 14:55

The price of solar products has been decreasing across the supply chain in an effort to stimulate weak demand. However, it seems the oversupply problem still exists. Hence, blindly...

Asia-based solar firms to be hit by operation suspensions due to low demand

Oct 4, 16:25

Starting in 2011, many Europe and US based solar firms have been forced to lower or halt production due to lack of competitiveness. Some firms have even filed for bankruptcy. Industry...

Monetary policies may affect 2012 solar incentives

Sep 28, 11:59

The solar industry has been plagued by low demand and the debt crises in Europe and the US, the two largest solar markets. Industry sources indicated that incentive cuts are possible...

Current production plans and demand outlook suggest oversupply will be maintained into next year, says Solarbuzz

Sep 27, 14:52

Continued solar module overproduction will lead to sustained price pressure across global photovoltaic (PV) markets, already reeling from factory gate prices now down 33% on-year,...

Newmax sees dropping camera module shipment due to weak Kinect sales

Sep 27, 01:15

Although Microsoft has been aggressive in pushing its Kinect into non-Xbox 360 platforms, the effects of weakening US and Europe economies have caused a drop in Kinect sales, and...

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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...

    Photo: Company, Jul 11.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+Mega

    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.

  • Samsung+Secu%2DNFC+chip+

    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.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+Nexus

    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.

  • HTC+Rhyme

    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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