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Europe debt crisis might affect the solar industry

Jul 13, 01:10

The debt crisis in Europe might cause more turbulence in the solar industry. Italy, one of the biggest solar markets behind Germany, has been speculated to have unstable national...

Everlight to up investments in China LED lighting business

Jul 11, 15:21

The growing LED lighting market in China has prompted many LED firms to increase investments. Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight indicated 700 of its 1,000 employment opportunities...

Taiwan-based LED firms invest heavily in China

Jul 8, 14:43

Taiwan-based LED firms have been aggressively entering the market in China. According to statistics, the accumulated investments into China from Taiwan-based firms have exceeded NT$40...

Solar industry in adjustment period: Q&A with Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Jun 28, 15:07

Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech has been viewed as an important figure in the development of the solar industry in Taiwan. Tsuo commented on the gloomy market in the first...

Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

British, Taiwan solar firms to hold seminar

Jun 21, 14:34

The British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Taiwan will be holding "UK Solar PV Market Development Seminar" in Taiwan on June 21. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce...

China Sunergy lowers gross margin forecast for 2Q11

Jun 21, 01:10

Many solar firms have indicated demand has been returning slowly though high inventory problem still exists. China-based China Sunergy recently lowered its gross margin forecast for...

Limited solar installations in 1H11 may cause small incentive cuts in Germany

Jun 8, 01:15

Germany plans to announce a new incentive program for solar installations on June 7. Market rumors indicate the final version may only cut incentives by 6% due to a lack of installations...

The price of solar cells should not fall below US$0.9 per watt, says Motech chairman

May 31, 01:15

High inventory of solar products has been pushing prices down since second quarter 2011. According to Dr. Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech, the price of solar modules in 2011...

Solar market in Germany returns to spotlight

May 30, 14:35

The solar market focus has been on Italy's new incentive program. The market has been bleak and prices have been falling like dominoes. Industry sources wish to understand more of...

The general view of the solar market is too pessimistic: Q&A with LDK president Xingxue Tong

May 27, 16:37

The current contraction of the solar market has affected solar firms worldwide. President and COO of China-based LDK, Xingxue Tong, thinks it is an imbalance before the transformation...

LDK president and COO, Xingxue Tong

European solar distributors quoting discounted price for solar modules

May 23, 15:35

The continuous falling price of the solar market has been causing many European distributors of solar modules to lower selling price to rid of high inventories. Some European vendors...

ROI on Italy's solar industry remains attractive despite sizable incentive cuts

May 13, 12:26

Despite the proposed monthly incentive cuts, the return on investment (ROI) for solar modules in Italy under the new incentive program remains attractive, industry sources stated...

Italy's new PV incentive program might hurt non-European solar firms

May 13, 10:08

According to industry observers, it will be unlikely for Italy's current incentive program to be extended to August. In addition, for systems that do not obtain grid connection by...

Grid parity of solar energy can be achieved in several countries by 2013, says Eversol chairman

May 9, 16:03

It is inevitable for the industry to go through turbulences these couple of years, Ellick Liao, chairman for Eversol has pointed out. It all began in 2008 when the Spanish government...

New Italy PV incentive program may face strong opposition from Asia module makers

May 9, 10:51

The new solar PV program recently announced by Italy includes additional incentives for solar modules made in Europe, which is seen as a "protection" policy for European-made...

Stagnating PV installations in Germany might lead to small incentive cuts in July

May 6, 12:11

PV system installation in Germany has been stalling and if the situation continues, it is likely the planned incentive cut in July 2011 will decrease in magnitude. In addition to...

Italy announces PV system installations to reach 7,000MW by June 2011

May 4, 14:20

The Italian government has announced PV system installations in the country will reach 7,000MW between January-June 2011. Adding this to the accumulated installation of 3,000MW at...

Europe backlog of solar products may trigger 'race to the bottom'

May 4, 13:52

The backlog problem in Europe continues to hover over the solar industry. The estimation at the end of March for backlogs of solar modules is around 4-4.5GW. However, the backlog...

A cloudy forecast for the solar industry in 2Q11, says paper

Newswatch - May 2, 15:20

The uncertainty of the incentive programs in Europe forced Taiwan-based solar cell makers to quote below US$1/W last week. Wafer quotations also failed to remain at the US$3/unit...

Italy extends current solar incentives to end of August

May 2, 12:09

The April 28 scheduled announcement of Italy's incentive program was postponed and the current program will remain till the end of August. This was the result of irreconcilable differences...

Motech 1Q11 gross margin slips on falling prices

Apr 29, 10:30

Motech Industries has reported NT$10.24 billion (US$357 million) in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2011, down 20% sequentially. Gross margins slid to 12.5% from 19.9%...

Jack Hsieh, CFO and spokesperson of Motech

Aggressive LED fab investment drives 40% growth in equipment spending in 2011, says SEMI

Apr 6, 10:18

With the widespread adoption of LED technology in LCD backlight applications and growing interest in LEDs for general lighting purposes, LED manufacturers are poised to meet the soaring...

China MCU market to grow through 2015, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 31, 10:09

China's microcontroller (MCU) market is expected to reach US$4.7 billion in revenues by 2015, up more than two-thirds from US$2.8 billion in 2010, according to IHS iSuppli.

Europe to continue dominating solar market in 2011, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 28, 17:12

Despite brewing trouble for the solar industry in the region, Europe in 2011 will continue to account for the lion's share of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the world, claiming...

Nanya, ITRI team up for 3D stacked DRAM

Jan 25, 14:57

Taiwan-based Nanya Technology has teamed up with government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop a through silicon via (TSV) technology for high-capacity...

Taiwan-based solar cell quotes dip below US$1.25/W

Dec 28, 01:20

Taiwan-based solar cell makers are now quoting between US$1.2-1.25/W, down from US$1.3/W about two weeks ago, according to industry sources. US$1.2/W would be the lowest price since...

Yingli modules win Golden Sun project bid with CNY10.5/W

Nov 26, 11:36

China's Yingli Green Energy has won a bid to become one of three PV module suppliers for the government's Golden Sun project, with the lowest price offering of CNY10.5/W (US$1.60)...

Auto MEMS sensor market to reach record high in 2010, says iSuppli

Nov 24, 15:53

Driven by the rapid recovery in automotive production and inventory rebuilding among sensor component suppliers, the market for automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors...

Regional governments in China push efficiency as an attraction for investment

Nov 19, 15:34

In addition to tax breaks, regional governments in western China are also offering several conditions and assistance, which will help investors to efficiently and quickly start mass...

Taiwan equipment makers venturing into green energy industry

Sep 3, 11:11

More Taiwan-based equipment suppliers, which used to see sales contributed by their panel customers account for 70-80% of their total revenues, are venturing into the production of...

SMIC denies report it will receive tens of millions from China government

Aug 12, 11:20

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CEO David Wang has denied that the company is close to receiving tens of millions of dollars from the China government's...

Government incentives to make UK solar hotspot in 2010, says iSuppli

Aug 2, 11:18

Installations of photovoltaic (PV) systems in the UK will amount to 96MW in 2010, up 1,500% from 6MW in 2009, according to iSuppli. While the country's growth will start from a nearly...

Asia-Pacific chip revenues growth defies downturn in 2009, says iSuppli

Mar 18, 10:56

Combined revenues for semiconductor suppliers headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region reached US$44.5 billion in 2009, up 2.3% from US$43.5 billion in 2008, according to iSuppli...

Acer chairman speaks out in support of tax incentive for multinational firms

Feb 23, 17:08

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) originally planned to offer a preferential business income tax rate of 15%, compared with the general rate of 20%, as an incentive to...

China IC production value forecast to rise 15% in 2010, says CSIA

Jan 25, 13:02

The overall production value of China's IC design, manufacturing and backend industries is projected at 120 billion yuan (US$17.6 billion) in 2010, growing 15.4% from 2009, according...

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