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Solar module prices dive again in July as rush in Germany ends, says IMS Research

Aug 17, 10:33

Solar module prices continued their downward trend in July, falling by more than 2% over June's average prices and 44% down annually, according to IMS Research. Solar module prices...

China government comes to the rescue of its PV manufacturers, says IMS Research

Aug 2, 10:38

China's solar manufacturing base saw a major setback in the first and second quarters of 2012, with a severe slump in exports sparking the government to step in and further raise...

Global PV inverter market to return to growth in 2012 and exceed US$7 billion, says IMS Research

Jul 26, 11:08

The global PV inverter market is predicted to grow by 23% in 2012 and hit almost 32GW according to IMS Research. However, IMS Research forecasted that industry revenues to grow by...

Samsung-CSR deal poses threat to Broadcom, says IMS Research

Jul 26, 01:05

Samsung's acquisition of part of CSR has established it as a new player in the connectivity market, specifically in the key battleground of the smartphone. Whilst Broadcom has been...

Italy solar market set for disaster as new incentive budget could be blown, says IMS Research

Jul 24, 14:15

The budget available to for Italy's Conto Energia V (CE5) solar PV incentive program could be cut to less than half of the intended amount, wiping out any feed-in-tariff (FIT) budget...

China solar market set to boom as government raises 2015 installation target to 21GW, says IMS Research

Jul 17, 11:19

Photovoltaic (PV) installations in China are set to reach over 4GW in the second half of the year, according to IMS Research. The latest version of China's Five-Year Plan for the...

Crystalline solar module profits fall to single digits, says IMS Research

Jun 27, 14:57

Average gross profits of crystalline solar module manufacturers fell to just US$0.09/watt in the first quarter of 2012, putting huge pressure on suppliers according to IMS Research...

LED lamps to provide global energy savings of US$100 billion over 5 years, says IMS Research

Jun 20, 11:24

The widespread adoption of retrofit LED lamps will create global energy savings worth US$100 billion over the next five years, according to IMS Research.

IMS Research cuts 2012 MOCVD forecast

Jun 7, 14:46

IMS Research has cut its forecast for 2012 GaN MOCVD shipments to 281, according to the second quarter 2012 MOCVD update of its GaN LED quarterly supply and demand report.

Solar PV module suppliers switch tactics as wafer prices fall 70%, says IMS Research

Apr 12, 14:19

The average price of solar wafers in the first quarter of 2012 fell by more than 70% in a year, according to IMS Research. This dramatic price collapse, caused by a global oversupply,...

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...

Booming China market creates great opportunities for PV inverter makers, says IMS Research

Mar 29, 11:13

The China PV inverter market, driven by the introduction of the national feed-in-tariff (FIT), grew by over 400% in 2011 to reach more than 2.5GW in shipments, according IMS Research...

Suntech tops 2011 solar PV module rankings, says IMS Research

Feb 29, 14:46

Suntech Power was the largest supplier of solar PV modules by shipment volumes for the second consecutive year, according to IMS Research. For the first time, it was also joined by...

Solar PV balance of system market to reach US$24 billion in 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 24, 10:55

Solar PV balance of system (BOS) equipment revenues are projected to increase from US$17 billion in 2011 to close to US$24 billion in 2016, according to IMS Research. Whilst inverters...

China tier-2 solar module prices fall below US$1/W in January 2012, says IMS Research

Feb 17, 11:42

The average price of China-based tier-2 solar modules fell to US$0.96/W in January 2012, according IMS Research. Annualized price declines (ignoring seasonality) slowed to 22% in...

20GW of solar PV manufacturing equipment to be replaced by 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 13, 11:11

Despite the outlook for the solar PV manufacturing equipment market remaining bleak in 2012, there could be a 20GW opportunity for the upgrade or replacement of existing capacity...

Solar PV module prices increased by 7% in December 2011, says IMS Research

Jan 20, 14:22

Solar module prices increased by 7% in December 2011 due to a temporary pick-up in demand ahead of feed-in-tariff (FiT) reductions in a number of key markets, according IMS Research...

Global NFC smartphone shipments to top 80 million units in 2012, says IMS Research

Jan 20, 01:25

Global shipments of NFC-enabled smartphones are expected to reach 80 million units in 2012, up from 35 million units shipped in 2011, according to data compiled by IMS Research.

China tier-two solar module utilization rate fell to record low in 4Q11, says IMS Research

Jan 10, 15:05

The average production capacity utilization rate of China-based tier-two crystalline solar module manufacturers fell to just 35% in fourth-quarter 2011, according to IMS Research...

China LED lamp prices tumble in November, says IMS Research

Dec 6, 14:31

The global average retail price for LED lamps has steadily decreased on a monthly basis from US$30 in September to US$28 in Novembe, according to IMS Research

Global PV installations to hit 24GW in 2011, says IMS Research

Nov 16, 10:43

Global solar PV installations will reach 24GW in 2011 according to IMS Research. IMS Research found that despite the relatively weak start to the year, installations will rise by...

Cellular smart electricity meter market to reach 9.5 million shipments in 2016, says IMS Research

Oct 18, 16:49

Advanced electricity meters with integrated cellular communication modules are forecast to increase from 2.6 million shipments in 2010 to 9.5 million shipments annually in 2016, according...

Microinverters and power optimizers grew 500% in 2010, says IMS Research

Sep 14, 15:24

Use of disruptive technologies in the PV inverter industry grew strongly in 2010 with shipments of microinverters and power optimizers growing by well over 500%; however, they still...

Glimmers of hope in 2Q11 PV inverter market, but revenues still fall, says IMS Research

Aug 25, 14:52

PV inverter suppliers continued to suffer in second-quarter 2011 with industry revenues falling by 1.3% on year, following sharp price declines, according to IMS Research. However...

PV demand forecast for 2011 raises over 22GW, says IMS Research

Aug 10, 14:57

Despite a very weak start to the year, IMS Research has recently increased its forecast for the full year by more than 1GW and predicts more than 22GW of new PV capacity will be added...

'Smart' PV inverter shipments to grow to 27GW by 2015 as grid integration is the key driving factor, says IMS Research

Jul 28, 17:02

'Smart' PV inverter shipments are forecast to grow to 27GW in 2015, accounting for almost 60% of the market compared to just 20% in 2010 according to IMS Research. This is being driven...

Gross profit feels the pinch in PV price war, says IMS Research

Jul 21, 14:50

A period of highly competitive pricing from PV module suppliers has led to gross margins declining by over 25% in the last six months, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research...

PV inverter market to fall in 2011, says IMS Research

Jul 7, 11:39

Following 2010's massive increase, the global PV inverter market is predicted to decline below US$6 billion in 2011, a fall of more than 10% according to IMS Research. Despite the...

Digital signage to see 40% growth in 2013, says IMS Research

Jun 10, 10:10

Growth in the worldwide digital signage market will exceed 40% in 2013, totaling US$7 billion, according to IMS Research.
Global revenues for digital signage equipment and software...

Industry leaders form Embedded Vision Alliance, enabling "machines that see"

Jun 3, 16:16

More than fifteen leading technology companies have joined forces to speed the adoption of computer vision capabilities in electronic products. The ability of machines to see and...

PV inverter market to reach US$8.5 billion in 2014, says IMS Research

Jan 25, 14:41

The global photovoltaic (PV) inverter market is forecast to reach US$8.5 billion by 2014, growing at a CAGR of nearly 25% according to IMS Research. More than seven million inverters...

Solar PV installations estimated at 17.5GW in 2010, says IMS

Jan 18, 14:08

IMS Research estimates that new photovoltaic (PV) installations grew by a massive 130% to reach 17.5GW in 2010, confirming the firm's earlier prediction back in the third quarter...

German PV installations to fall in 2011 but global market will grow to 19 GW, says IMS

Dec 2, 11:19

The global photovoltaic (PV) market is predicted to see double-digit growth again in 2011, growing to 19GW, according to IMS Research. Although the market in Germany, the world's...

Power IC market to stage full recovery in 2010, says IMS

Oct 21, 12:11

Following a decline of over 14% in 2009, the global market for power management and driver ICs is expected to grow by 20% to over US$12 billion in 2010, according to IMS Research...

Power semiconductor market to grow 24% in 2010, says IMS Research

Sep 23, 16:53

The power discrete and module market is set to regain much of its previous years' losses, and will be worth U$13.7 billion in 2010, according to IMS Research. The figure represents...

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