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Amazon pushing Echo into Asia markets

Oct 16, 15:39

Amazon has been aggressively looking to promote its Echo series smart speaker products in Asia markets including India and Japan and has been tuning its Alexa system to recognize...

Toshiba discloses further investment in 3D NAND flash facility

Oct 16, 15:37

Toshiba announced recently its board of directors had approved a further investment by Toshiba Memory in production equipment for Fab 6 at its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan).

Toshiba reportedly suspends NAND flash production in Japan

Oct 16, 12:37

Toshiba recently suspended NAND flash production at its Japan facilities for a few weeks due to ransomware attacks on its computer network, according to sources at channel distributors...

ON Semi looking to fully own Fujitsu fab

Oct 13, 10:58

Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have announced an agreement that ON Semi will purchase a 30% incremental share of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, resulting...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

Nintendo ups Switch supply to 2 million a month

Oct 5, 15:34

Nintendo has recently raised its orders for the Nintendo Switch to two million units a month because of the product's surging demand and the vendor is expected to be able to achieve...

Everlight at CEATEC Japan 2017

Oct 5, 11:01

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics is for the first time participating in CEATEC Japan 2017 during October 3-6, showcasing products including infrared (IR) LED photo...

Everlight's booth at CEATEC Japan 2017

Delta aims to push 8K projectors into mass production in 2H18

Oct 5, 10:19

Delta Electronics has recently showcased a prototype of what it claims as the world's first 8K Ultra HD projector and pledged to begin mass production of its 8K projectors in the...

Delta founder Bruce Cheng

MediaTek to conduct interoperability tests with SoftBank for NB-IoT development in Japan

Oct 3, 14:29

MediaTek has announced it will conduct a series of interoperability tests of NarrowBand IoT connectivity (NB-IoT) with SoftBank in the first quarter of 2018 to pave the way for development...

Sumitomo and Gogoro announce partnership for electric scooter sharing service in Japan

Sep 28, 13:51

Sumitomo and Taiwan-based electric scooter vendor Gogoro have announced a joint partnership to introduce the latter's Smartscooter for use in a sharing service that will launch in...

NAND flash to reach supply-demand balance in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 28, 10:39

The global NAND flash market will shift away from undersupply and reach a supply-demand balance in 2018, when supply bit growth is forecast to reach 42.9%, according to DRAMeXchang...

Education IT spending in APEJ to surpass US$11.8 billion by 2020, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:07

Education IT spending in the APEJ (Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan) area will increase from US$9.8 billion in 2015 to US$11.8 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets

Sep 21, 10:59

In terms of app sales revenues, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are among the top-5 Google Play markets globally, according to James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play.

James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

Toshiba signs MoU to sell memory business to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 13, 15:22

Toshiba announced on September 13 that the company has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bain Capital Private Equity, the lead member of a consortium currently...

Toshiba to break ground for new memory fab in 2018

Sep 11, 14:21

Toshiba has announced subsidiary Toshiba Memory has selected Kitakami City in Japan's Iwate prefecture as the next location to expand its flash memory operations. Construction of...

Digitimes Research: Mobile e-payment services in Japan promising

Sep 5, 15:54

Apple Pay and Android Pay - launched in Japan market in October and December 2016 respectively - are expected to hike consumers' willingness to use mobile e-payment services, as the...

Toshiba says talks to sell Toshiba Memory continue

Sep 1, 14:55

Toshiba has disclosed negotiations with three potential buyers for its memory chip business, Toshiba Memory, continue.

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

Toshiba says court order will not affect memory operations

Aug 16, 13:50

Toshiba has been ordered by a US court to resume Western Digital's access to certain Toshiba's databases, but this order will not affect the operations of its memory chip unit - Toshiba...

Free Bionics enters Japan market with motion assistance robot

Aug 16, 10:58

Taiwan-based wearable motion assistance robot developer Free Bionics has recently signed contracts with medical equipment distributor USCI Japan for it to promote its robots to major...

Digitimes Research: Japan AI focuses on medical applications

Aug 10, 09:43

Though slightly lagging behind in R&D and application of AI (artificial intelligence) technology as compared with the US and some countries in Europe, Japan has a strong AI focus...

AI

Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

Global chip sales increase in 2Q17, says SEMI

Aug 7, 14:57

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$97.9 billion during the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.8% over the previous quarter and 23.7% more than the second quarter of...

Toshiba to invest in new fab without SanDisk

Aug 4, 10:00

Toshiba will invest in Fab 6 of its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan) alone, after failing to reach an agreement with manufacturing partner Western Digital (formerly SanDisk) on...

Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China

Jul 27, 15:10

Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works looking to build new plants.

Supply of 8-inch silicon wafers has been tight

PTI optimistic about 3Q17

Jul 25, 21:46

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its sales to peak in the third quarter, and remains optimistic about the outlook for the fourth quarter.

Ardentec obtains testing orders for car-use chips from TI

Jul 21, 14:59

Taiwan-based Ardentec has grabbed testing orders for car-use chips from Texas Instruments (TI), which will buoy its sales performance in the third quarter, according to industry so...

Rakuten introduces Taiwan products for online sale in Japan

Jul 21, 14:41

Japan-based online shopping operator Rakuten has cooperated with Taiwan-based Commerce Development Research Institute to set up a Taiwan Life Pavilion on Rakuten's online shopping...

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...

Traditional PC market fares slightly better than expectations as component shortages ease, says IDC

Jul 14, 15:28

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, posting an on-year decline of 3.3%, according to...

50 Japan-based PV firms shut down in 1H17, says Nikkei

Jul 14, 15:06

50 Japan-based companies engaged in PV related business were insolvent and forced to close operations in the first half of 2017, 2.2 times that for the first half of 2016. Total debts...

Advantech sees growing June revenues thanks to contribution from Northeast Asia and emerging markets

Jul 11, 14:23

Advantech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.37 billion (US$145.96 million) for June, growing 19% from May's NT$3.67 billion and 12.34% from June 2016's NT$3.89 billion,...

Advantech enjoys revenue growths in June

General Energy Solutions sells PV station in Japan

Jul 5, 22:08

General Energy Solutions (GES) has sold a PV station with installation capacity of 14.68MWp in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to a Canada-based clean energy company, according...

Global semiconductor sales increase 22.6% in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 11:29

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.9 billion for the month of May 2017, an increase of 22.6% compared to the May 2016 total of US$26 billion and 1.9% more than the April...

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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, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

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