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Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit

Mar 24, 16:04

Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to increase global sales of Sharp-produced Aquos-branded LCD TVs to 10-12 million units in 2017 and will...

Digitimes Research: MVNOs growing in Japan due to government easing unlocking rules

Mar 23, 10:09

The Japan government relaxed regulations on unlocking SIM of handsets in early 2017 and consequently MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) business has been in booming development...

Japan PV makers to face impact from feed-in tariff cuts, says Nikkei

Mar 20, 15:50

The Japan government will lower feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy beginning April 2017, and for Japan-based PV makers, this is equivalent to ending favorable subsidization...

Global HDD shipments in 2016 estimated at 425.8 million units, says IDEMA Japan

Mar 2, 10:53

There were 425.8 million hard disk drives (HDDs) shipped globally in 2016, slipping 9.2% on year, and annual shipments kept decreasing from the peak of 651.4 million units in 2010,...

Digitimes Research: Japan aims at 20% of cars to be self-driving in 2030

Mar 1, 13:47

Japan-based automobile makers have been developing self-diving cars and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) aims at 20% of cars to be self-driving models in 2030,...

Digitimes Research: LED, optoelectronics focus on automotive applications at Lighting Japan 2017

Feb 15, 23:00

Exhibitors focused LED and optoelectronics devices at Lighting Japan 2017 in Tokyo during January 18-20 on automotive applications, according to Digitimes Research.

Everlight sees setback in patent lawsuit with Nichia in Germany

Feb 7, 15:12

Everlight Electronics has maintained that it could still appeal against a German court ruling that favors Nichia in a LED patent lawsuit between the two companies.

Japan market: OLED TV prices fall, says Nikkei

Jan 26, 14:50

Retail prices for OLED TVs in the Japan market have dropped significantly due to decreases in price for OLED panels, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

Foxconn Electronics to have Sharp produce 4K TV panels in Japan

Jan 23, 10:23

Foxconn Electronics will have Sharp produce 45-, 55-, 80- and 90-inch LCD TV panels at its 8G factory in Kameyama City, central Japan, beginning 2017, according to industry sources...

Digitimes Research: KDDI sets up smart drone platform, Rakuten Mobile launches drone

Jan 19, 10:24

In the Japan market, mobile operator KDDI set up a smart drone platform to store photographs and video in a database in the fourth quarter of 2016, while MVNO (mobile virtual network...

Plus One Marketing sells 4.0 million smartphones globally in fiscal year 2016, says Nikkei

Jan 18, 14:55

Plus One Marketing, a Japan-based vendor of inexpensive smartphones for sale under the own brand Freetel, estimates global sales of four million smartphones, consisting of one million...

Digitimes Research: MVNOs growing fast in Japan, may face mergers due to price competition

Dec 20, 14:23

MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) services have seen fast growing demand in Japan mainly due to the government asking mobile telecom carriers to unlock SIM cards and stop offering...

Foxconn to benefit from education procurement orders in Japan, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 16, 15:01

Sharp is planning to release four new electronic dictionaries in January 2017, targeting mainly the Japan market. The project is codenamed Brain and the four products will feature...

Japan Display to offer narrow-bezel, flexible LCD panels, say reports

Dec 14, 15:02

Several China-based display panel makers have invested or plan to invest to set up AMOLED production lines. Japan Display, competing against AMOLED panel makers, will offer narrow-bezel...

Raspberry Pi production extends to Japan

Dec 5, 16:33

Distributor RS Components (RS) announced late last week that the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under...

Sharp Jusda Logistics becomes subsidiary of Jusda in Japan

Dec 2, 16:04

Sharp Jusda Logistics, originally Sharp's logistics business unit, has reorganized to become a subsidiary of Jusda International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics,...

Japan market: 3Q16 solar cell, PV module shipments down 13%, 6% on year, says JPEA

Nov 28, 22:36

There were 385.766MWp of crystalline silicon solar cells and 1,664.631MWp of PV modules shipped in the Japan market during the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (the third quarter...

Japan chip gear orders rise 7% in October, says SEAJ

Nov 22, 21:59

Japan-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted JPY139.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) in orders in October 2016 (three-month average basis), up 7.3% from JPY129.85 billion in...

E Ink to form strategic partnership with Japan Display

Nov 10, 13:59

EPD (electrophoretic display) electronic paper (e-paper) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) on November 9 signed an MoU for strategic cooperation with Japan-based TFT-LCD panel maker Japan...

Digitimes Research: Japan CE market sees decreased DSLR sales, focus on VR, takeoff of drone demand in 3Q16

Oct 26, 13:37

The Japan CE (consumer electronics) market in the third quarter of 2016 was characterized by declining sales of DSLR cameras, focus of the 2016 Tokyo Game Show (TGS, September 15-18)...

Nichia wins patent infringement litigation in Japan

Oct 21, 10:32

The Tokyo District Court has judged that Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan infringed on Nichia's Japan patent No. 2780618 for blue-light LED products, coded 1254 and 7344, they...

Digitimes Research: Japan electronic medical records market value to reach JPY259.4 billion in 2018

Oct 17, 15:39

Viewing that 82.5% of large hospitals with 400 or more beds in Japan have adopted electronic medical records, leading vendors of digital medical systems including NEC, Fujitsu and...

Japan market: Foxconn to launch in-house-produced smartphones

Oct 6, 15:13

Foxconn Electronics is expected to introduce its entry-level and mid-range smartphones into the Japan market through its subsidiary Sharp in the first quarter of 2017, according to...

Digitimes Research: Japan allows use of electronic rear-view mirrors

Oct 4, 11:52

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) on June 17, 2016 approved the use of electronic rear-view mirrors, mainly consisting of cameras and displays,...

Sharp buys back office building in Japan

Sep 29, 12:00

Sharp has spent JPY13.9 billion (US$138.07 million) to buy back an office building that was across the road from its old headquarters, and related land in Osaka, Japan. The transaction...

JDI may release shares to Sharp, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 28, 15:24

Japan Display (JDI), an LCD panel supplier for Apple, may release a portion of its shares to Sharp, now a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, allowing Foxconn to indirectly land display...

Japan market: SoftBank to adopt massive MIMO for 4G networks

Sep 13, 11:26

Japan-based mobile telecom carrier SoftBank will adopt massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) for 100 of its 4G base stations in 43 cities around Japan beginning September...

Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business

Aug 25, 10:06

Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market,...

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial...

Toshiba, Western Digital open new flash memory fab in Japan

Jul 18, 10:38

Toshiba and Western Digital have jointly announced the opening of a new fab in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan, which will support the conversion of the companies' 2D NAND capacity...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom carriers reduce number of smartphones for summer

Jul 13, 14:26

Two of the top-three Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, NTT DoCoMo and Softbank, have reduced the number of new phones launched for the summer of 2016 as the growth of smartphone...

Japan market: HTC launches HTC Vive

Jul 8, 11:19

HTC on July 7 announced the launch of HTC Vive, its first virtual reality (VR) device, in the Japan market and is cooperating with several local retail chains and games developers...

HTC Vive launched in Japan

Japan to cancel restrictions on PV module brands for setting up PV power-generating stations

Jul 7, 15:33

The Japan government plans to amend current regulations in August 2016 to cancel the requirement that applicants looking to establish PV power-generating stations or PV systems list...

Japan market: HTC 10 smartphone enjoys brisk sales

Jul 7, 11:01

HTC's sales of its latest flagship model the HTC 10 in cooperation with KDDI in the Japan market have been growing steadily, according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia.

HTC North Asia president Jack Tong

HTC to start marketing Vive via retail shops in Japan

Jun 28, 12:13

HTC has announced that it will hold a press conference in Tokyo on July 7 to promote sales of its HTC Vive through physical retail shops in Japan.

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