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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...

Global HDD shipments to grow only 3% sequentially in 3Q11

Sep 27, 01:10

Global hard disc drive (HDD) shipments are expected to grow slightly by 3% in the third quarter, up from 165 million units in the second, while shipments in the fourth quarter are...

Expected solar demand in 4Q11 will not solve current oversupply problem

Sep 26, 15:33

Price negotiations for the fourth quarter between upstream and downstream solar firms are ongoing. Prices across the supply chain continue to decrease. However, the most important...

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Dell to increase workforce at Chengdu office

Sep 22, 01:50

Dell is set to expand its workforce at its Chengdu base from 300 currently to 3,000 soon. Dell plans to have Chengdu serve as its second operating base.

Acer to ship 40,000 notebooks by rail across China and Europe

Sep 22, 01:25

Acer will ship 40,000 notebooks by railroad across Chongqing, China and Duisburg, Germany. The shipments are expected to arrive in Europe in two weeks.

Acer enjoying strong short-term notebook orders for Europe

Sep 22, 01:15

Acer, benefiting from Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) uncertainty about its PC business, has started receiving strong notebook orders from channels in Europe with volumes, as of September...

Asustek expects 4Q11 notebook shipments to be at 3.6 million units

Sep 20, 01:15

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer expects its notebook shipments in the fourth quarter to be at around 3.6 million units if the overall global economy does not fluctuate...

Ultrabook platform may not benefit ODMs

Sep 20, 01:05

Taiwan-based notebook ODMs may not benefit much from the Ultrabook platform, despite downstream branding partners mostly being optimistic about the new device, according to sources...

A new wave of PC price cuts may approach Europe market

Sep 19, 15:59

Europe is expected to experience another wave of PC price cuts after the price war triggered by Acer's inventory digestion earlier in the year, as Acer's former-CEO Gianfranco Lanci...

Former Acer CEO Lanci joins Lenovo; Acer claims firm step in Europe

Sep 19, 10:52

Gianfranco Lanci, former CEO and present of Taiwan-based vendor Acer, has joined China-based vendor Lenovo as an Italy-based consultant for strengthening Lenovo's presence and marketing...

Aten expects large growth in Europe revenues

Sep 19, 10:29

Aten International, a Taiwan-based own-brand maker of KVM devices, has set up a subsidiary, Aten Infotech NV, together with a logistics center in Brussels, Belgium, for tapping the...

Eversol has sufficient cash to 2013, says chairman

Sep 15, 15:03

The changes in government incentives and oversupply in the market have been causing the solar industry to experience rough times, according to Martin Kuo, chairman of Taiwan-based...

Europe solar firms reportedly looking to Asia for funds

Sep 13, 11:44

Several Europe-based solar module and system companies have started approaching Asian investors with an aim to boost their working capital and their partnerships, according to market...

China solar module makers to slash quotes by 15%

Sep 9, 14:05

Price negotiations held during EU PVSEC 2011 have been a battlefield between suppliers and customers. China-based first-tier solar integrated firms have reportedly quoted solar modules...

Europe solar firm cutting orders on loan concerns

Sep 8, 14:19

Solar module and system firms in Europe have been tightening inventory control and carefully issuing procurement orders beginning in the third quarter, according to industry sources...

Philips introduces new lighting solutions for vehicles

Sep 6, 14:42

Philips has introduced a new solution to increase the visibility of commercial vehicles, thereby ensuring safer driving during the day and at night. This introduction anticipates...

Gross margins for PC ODMs expected to turn healthy in 2012

Sep 1, 01:10

Gross margins of PC ODM players are expected to return healthy in 2012 as the notebook supply chain has already reached a mutual consensus to refuse low-margin orders in the future,...

LED market growth transitions to lighting applications, says DisplaySearch

Aug 26, 14:21

Market indicators continue to predict an on-year rise of 20% in LED usage across applications in 2011 with lighting leading the way, according to DisplaySearch. The total package...

Taiwan solar firms over-dependent on Europe and US customers

Aug 23, 15:49

The return of demand in the third quarter has not been as strong as expected, hence many small- and medium-size solar firms in China might face production halts, according to China-based...

HP PC spin-off plan may cause fierce PC price competition in 4Q11

Aug 23, 01:05

Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) plan of spin off its PC business has already caused a great impact to the PC industry and with the company reportedly already started working on plans to...

US government spending cuts expected to affect enterprise PC players

Aug 18, 01:05

Demand for enterprise PCs is expected to be significantly impacted by the US government's plans to reduce its spending. Major enterprise PC brand vendors including Hewlett-Packard...

Fierce competition in solar market adding financial pressure on solar firms

Aug 17, 14:22

The rise of China-based solar firms has been depressing the price of solar products due to competitive cost-reductions. Many Europe- and US-based solar firms have been facing problems...

Increasing demand for brands, technologies to benefit Europe, US solar firms

Aug 17, 12:15

Solar firms in Europe and the US have been hit by low pricing in the market. However, there has been increasing demand for branded and advanced technologies, which will likely benefit...

Germany solar market to thrive throughout 3Q-4Q11

Aug 16, 11:35

Demand from the solar markets in Germany and Italy has been increasing, according to industry sources, However, some customers have been requesting for low prices, with solar firms...

Rooftop solar installations more popular due to policy shift

Aug 15, 11:37

Rooftop solar installations have been more popular in recent years due to a shift of focus in incentive programs in many countries. According to industry sources, the market strategies...

Solar power system installation firms report mixed 1H11 financial results

Aug 15, 11:33

Europe-based solar module and system firms such as Phoenix, Conergy, Solon, Centrosolar and integrated solar firms such as Q-Cells have reported losses for the first half of 2011...

Debt crisis in Europe to have limited impact on solar industry

Aug 12, 10:53

The current conditions of the global economy have been casting clouds over the solar industry. However, industry sources pointed out that the debt crisis in Europe should have relatively...

Compal sees drop in July revenues and notebook shipments

Aug 11, 01:00

Compal Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$55.95 billion (US$1.93 billion) for July, down 6% on month, with combined consolidated revenues from January to July also...

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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.

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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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