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Sales of 40-inch TVs in Japan strong in October, says firm

Nov 26, 14:48

TVs sized 40- to 49-inch accounted for 28.73% of Japan's overall TV sales in October while 30- to 39-inch units accounted for 28.66%. This is the first time when the 40-inch TV segment...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity...

Digitimes Research: Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by...

Prices of LED light bulbs bounce back slightly in October as aggressive pricing put on hold in the US and Europe, says LEDinside

Nov 13, 11:54

According to LEDinside, the global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs rose 2.8% to US$11.10 in October, while 60W replacement bulbs rose 3.5% to US$15. LEDinside analyst...

Acer to launch Liquid Z330 in Japan in cooperation with Rakuten Mobile

Oct 30, 10:49

Acer on October 29 announced that it will launch Liquid Z330 as a SIM-free 4G smartphone in the Japan market through Japan-based Rakuten Mobile's online retail channels and retail...

Digitimes Research: Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market

Oct 21, 11:03

Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus sales in the first 3 days were 10-15% weaker than iPhone 6 series in Japan, say reports

Oct 5, 15:28

Apple's iPhone products have strong demand in Japan and accounted for 60% of the country's smartphone sales in 2014; however, despite iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' strong sales of 13 million...

Japan market: HTC unveils 2 SIM-free smartphones

Oct 2, 11:08

HTC on October 1 unveiled two SIM-free smartphones, Desire Eye and Desire 626, for launch in the Japan market at retail prices of JPY50,000 (US$416) and JPY29,800 in mid-October,...

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's...

Digitimes Research: 7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015

Sep 23, 15:21

There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of...

Japan Display set to release new in-cell touch panels, says report

Sep 16, 14:55

Japan Display (JDI) will begin producing second-generation in-cell touch displays for use in smartphone applications by the end of 2015, according to a report from Japan-based Nikkan...

HTC to unveil 2 new flagship models in Japan

Sep 8, 16:14

HTC plans to launch two new flagship smartphones in Japan at the end of September as the vendor will begin to tap the SIM-free market in the country from October, according to industry...

Giga Solar Materials expects return of 10-12% on investment in PV power-generating station in Japan

Sep 4, 12:18

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials estimates 10-12% for return on investment of JPY660 million (US$5.5 million) to set up a PV power-generating station with installation...

Giga Solar to set up PV station in Japan

Sep 3, 10:43

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will invest JPY660 million (US$5.5 million) to set up a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 2MWp in Okayama Prefecture,...

Japan sees decreased 2Q15 PV module shipments, says JPEA

Aug 31, 21:59

Makers in Japan shipped 1,737.6MWp of PV modules in total during the second quarter of 2015, decreasing 39% on quarter and 13% on year, according to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association...

Japan market: HTC to beef up marketing of SIM-free smartphones

Aug 31, 21:57

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC expects demand for contract-free (SIM-free) smartphones in the Japan market to take off after the Japan government allowed sales of such smartphones...

Asustek, Taiwan ODMs benefit from growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in Japan

Jul 24, 10:46

There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been...

Japan component makers see healthy performances in April-June due to iPhone orders, says report

Jul 23, 15:18

Six major component makers in Japan saw total revenues from April-June 2015 increase 17% on year for a value of US$10.67 billion, largely due to strong demand from the iPhone, according...

Global direct investment in China increases 8.3% in 1H15 despite decreases from US and Japan, says ministry

Jul 22, 14:36

Direct investment from Japan in China declined 16.3% on year in the first half of 2015 to $2 billion, according to new statistics from the China Ministry of Commerce.

Digitimes Research: Smart lock market emerging in Japan

Jul 20, 16:19

Development of the smart lock market has become active in Japan recently. Led by the launch of the 'Akerun' smart lock by Japan-based Photosynth, other vendors including Sony and...

Apple research center in Japan part of government IT development strategy, says report

Jul 14, 15:39

Part of Apple's successful establishment of an upcoming technological research center in Yokohama, Japan is due to the local government's efforts to strengthen supply chain developments...

Giga Solar acquires PV power-generating station in Japan

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:31

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has had its Japan-based subsidiary acquire a PV power-generating station under construction in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan,...

Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale...

Japan-based vendors see decreased digital camera shipments in May, says CIPA

Jul 1, 20:07

Japan-based vendors shipped 3.046 million digital cameras worth JPY75.62 billion (US$618 million) globally in May, with the volume decreasing 9.5% on month and 12.4% on year, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan has potential demand for UAVs

Jun 29, 21:28

While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment...

Digitimes Research: 8K solutions to start appearing in 2018

Jun 23, 15:37

Panel makers aim to tackle the 8K market starting 2018 when Japan will offer various channel transmissions in 8K, and the World Cup is held in Russia. Demand will continue to grow...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Japan Display aims to hold 30-40% share in high-end smartphone panel market in 5 years

Jun 16, 15:41

Japan Display (JDI) aims to hold a 30-40% market share in the high-end smartphone panel market five years from now, according to various media reports in Taiwan that quoted company...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate...

Ledlink Optics enters supply chains of automakers in Germany and Japan

Jun 10, 11:31

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting products, has successfully entered the supply chain of automotive LED lighting by becoming a supplier for...

Rohm to produce motor controller for emerging markets in October

Jun 4, 16:04

Japan-based semiconductor maker Rohm will start mass producing a power-saving motor controller for white appliances for emerging markets in October. The product will be manufactured...

Japan startup Socionext aiming big in IT industry

Jun 3, 12:12

Socionext, a Japan-based corporation focused on the design, development, and sales of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions/services, is a new company to the technology industry after having...


Taiwan FPCB makers facing increasing competition from Japan for iPhone orders

Jun 1, 11:41

Taiwan-based flexible (FPCB) makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to lower their prices in order to fend off competition from Japan-based rivals for securing...

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

Japan Display holds top spot in vehicle display shipments in 2014, says PIDA

May 26, 21:51

Japan Display held the largest proportion of vehicle display shipments in 2014 at 18%, surpassing former leader Innolux, according to PIDA.

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    Sony SmartBand 2

    Sony Mobile has unveiled smart bracelet SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and designs as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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    Toshiba WERAM1100 wristband

    Toshiba has released a wearable fitness tracker, WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan. An integrated accelerometer enables the WERAM1100 to estimate physical activities, such as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 14.

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    Toshiba Exceria Pro SD cards

    Toshiba has announced that it will launch a new series of SD memory cards offering the world's fastest data write speed. The latest edition to its line-up of Exceria memory cards...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

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