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Commentary: Are children a viable market for wearables?

Nov 12, 16:16

Several wearable device players in Europe, the US, Japan, China and Taiwan have turned their development focuses to child-use products hoping to attract demand.

Digitimes Research: Japan LED lighting demand to reach JPY507.8 billion in 2015

Nov 7, 15:32

Japan is the world's leading country in terms of LED lighting penetration and its LED lighting demand in 2015 will reach JPY507.8 billion (US$4.43 billion), increasing by 13.2% on...

Clevo invests in rental real estate in Japan

Nov 7, 11:07

Taiwan-based IT vendor Clevo on November 6 announced that its Japan-based subsidiary Lunaria Investment GK has invested JPY10.748 billion (US$93.9 million) to acquire three residential...

Japan TV vendors considering less aggressive stance in low-priced TV market

Oct 29, 10:46

Japan-based TV vendors are considering taking a less aggressive stance in the low-priced TV market as competition is intensifying and instead will focus mainly on high-end TVs such...

Delta Electronics to set up PV power station in Japan

Newswatch - Oct 28, 10:45

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has acquired land totaling 260,000 square meters in Ako City, western Japan, for establishment of a PV...

Digitimes Research: Japan new fund raising policy to provide positive benefit to crowd funding market

Oct 20, 15:51

Following the passing of Japan's 2014 amendment of financial instruments and exchange act, etc. on May 23, 2014, unlisted companies in Japan are now allowed to raise funds through...

Taiwan, Japan LED makers to face price competition from China, says Nichia executive

Oct 17, 12:12

China-based LED makers have been rapidly developing their operating scale and technological capability and are expected to pose price pressure for Taiwan- and Japan-based makers in...

Nichia chief legal and intellectual property officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa

Japan market: KDDI to launch mid-range Firefox smartphones in December

Oct 15, 15:42

Japan-based mobile operator KDDI will team up with its hardware production partner LG Electronics to release a Firefox-based smartphone in December, targeting the mid-range segment,...

Digitimes Research: Japan sees increased Ultra HD TV prices in September

Oct 8, 14:33

In September 2014, Japan was the only market where average retail pricing for Ultra HD TVs increased, with 40- and 50-inch units climbing 6.8% and 17.3% respectively, according to...

Japan Patent Office to cut examination process to five months

Oct 2, 18:41

To help enterprises acquire patents quicker, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has established a new examination system which will reduce the processing time from two years to five mon...

PC shipment value in Japan down 26.8% in August, says JEITA

Sep 26, 15:06

PC shipments in the Japan market in August 2014 came to JPY44.8 billion (US$410 million) in value, decreasing 26.8% and hitting the lowest monthly level since April 2007, according...

Japan PV module vendors mulling OEM partnerships with Taiwan cell makers

Sep 24, 11:10

In view of increasing competition from China-based firms, Japan-based PV module vendors have been in talks with Taiwan-based solar cell makers about OEM production for 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan TV vendors see their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop

Sep 22, 22:35

Japan TV vendors saw their proportion of 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV sales drop throughout mid-2014 into the third quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

LTPS to become mainstream in handset industry, says CEO of Taiwan Display

Aug 28, 14:36

LTPS-based panels currently account for 10% of handset shipments, but with Japan Display and China-based BOE's aggressive capacity expansions, LTPS panels are expected to become the...

Digitimes Research: Japan sees growing investment in R&D for care-giving robots

Aug 26, 12:28

Due to subsidies offered by Japan central and local governments, there has been increasing investment in R&D for care-giving robots. For example, 21 companies have engaged in...

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market declines in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 25, 15:50

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in a 2.3% on-year...

Japan market: HTC unveils HTC Butterfly 2

Aug 20, 19:00

HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

HTC Butterfly 2

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household...

Japan reportedly largest market for China PV module exports in 1H14

Aug 8, 10:38

China-based makers exported 3.6GWp of PV modules to Japan in the first half of 2014. The US was the second-largest market with 2GWp and followed by the Netherlands, UK and Australia,...

Digitimes Research: Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems

Jul 31, 20:14

Japan-based vendors including Panasonic have launched HEMS (home energy management systems) but sales have faced two main problems: appliances offered by different vendors are not...

Digitimes Research: Japan promoting service robots

Jul 25, 10:37

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been boosting the development of service robots, with a target production value of JPY2.65 trillion (US$26.1 billion) and target...

Delta Electronics to attend Techno-Frontier 2014 in Japan

Jul 21, 11:40

Power electronics and energy solution provider Delta Electronics will showcase internally-developed products at Techno-Frontier 2014 in Tokyo during July 23-25.

Solartech, Giga Solar to set up PV power stations in Japan, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 11:35

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy will invest NT$197.65 million (US$6.59 million) to set up a PV power station in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern...

J Touch to supply metal mesh touch panels to Japan vendors in 4Q14, says report

Newswatch - Jul 16, 10:34

Taiwan touch panel maker J Touch will supply Japan-based vendors with metal mesh technology for use in smartphone, tablet and AIO applications, and will begin mass producing the technology...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV demand grows in Japan in May

Jul 11, 16:28

Japan's Ultra HD TV channel, Channel4K, started pilot broadcast on June 2, 2014 and Digitimes Research has found that sales of Ultra HD TV sets continue to enjoy stable growth despite...

Japan, South Korea makers talking with Taiwan solar cell makers for cooperation

Jul 8, 12:00

Japan- and South Korea-based PV makers, in an attempt to export in-house-made PV modules to the US market following US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariff rates on PV products...

Japan solar makers to look for investment partners as Japan plans to cancel certain FIT certifications for solar plant facilities, says EnergyTrend

Jul 7, 16:13

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced on June 17 the withdrawal of FIT certifications for 144 solar plant facilities with capacities totaling 290MW...

Japan PV market demand may drastically fall in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 7, 11:14

The Japan government is likely to reduce in feed-in tariff rates for PV systems with installation capacities over 1MWp in fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) and consequently,...

Digitimes Research: Japan seeing increased exports to ASEAN

Jul 1, 11:58

Trading activities between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are growing rapidly with the two sides' import and export values both exceeding US$100 billion...

Foxconn files lawsuit in US against Japan IT vendors for LCD patent violations

Jun 26, 15:57

MiiCs & Partner, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group has filed a lawsuit in the US against Toshiba, Funai and Mitsubishi for violating its patents over TFT LCD products.

Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014

Jun 20, 11:48

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC)...

Delta Electronics to construct, operate PV power-generating station in Japan

Jun 11, 11:44

Delta Electronics is expanding its PV business by acquiring a plot of land in Japan to build a solar power-generation station, company chairman Yancey Hai has revealed.

Delta chairman Yancey Hai

Foxconn Japan RD seeks talent from major technology firms

May 21, 15:19

Foxconn Japan RD, a R&D center established by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) in the second half of 2013, is continuing to expand facilities in Japan and is taking...

Automotive displays from Innolux surpass shipments from Japan Display and Sharp in 2013, says DisplaySearch

May 15, 12:33

Taiwan-based Innolux passed former market leaders Japan Display and Sharp to become the leading automotive TFT LCD panel supplier in 2013, according to DisplaySearch. Innolux garnered...

Finetech Japan 2014: Ultra HD and touch panels highlighted as key technologies

Apr 22, 15:06

Ultra HD TV displays and touch panel technologies such as metal mesh were displayed at the 2014 Finetech Japan Expo in Tokyo.

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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues to rise 6% in 2014

    Bits + chips | Nov 20, 21:23

  • China Mobile expected to reach 70 million TD-LTE users at end of 2014

    Mobile + telecom | Nov 20, 21:20

  • Foxconn, Innolux invest in new 6G LTPS facilities

    Displays | Nov 20, 21:19

  • Win Win Precision cooperates with vendor to market HeatCap in Japan

    Green energy | Nov 20, 20:06

  • Taiwan October export order value hits record, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | Nov 20, 19:09

  • Acer to launch convertible touch-screen Chromebook in 1H15

    IT + CE | Nov 20, 19:07

  • Corning announces glass advancements with Gorilla Glass 4

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  • YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 21:16

  • Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 20:57

  • eMemory intros Hybrid MTP

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 20:57

  • Allsor Electronic to begin iSafe marketing

    Before Going to Press | Nov 20, 18:49

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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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    Toshiba Exceria-series SD cards

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    Photo: Company, Mar 21.

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    BenQ VW2220H

    BenQ Japan announced on June 21 the introduction of its latest 21.5-inch monitor, VW2220H. VW2220H a LED-backlit LCD display equipped with advanced VA panel and 16:9 aspect ratio...

    Photo: BenQ, Jun 23.

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    Toshiba SCiB module for automotive use

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

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