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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...

Talks to sell Toshiba Memory continue; announces new products

Jun 30, 11:01

Toshiba has disclosed the company continues to negotiate the sale of its memory chip business, Toshiba Memory, with Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development...

Digitimes Research: Japan government boosts development of high-precision 3D maps

Jun 29, 13:48

The Japan government, in line with the goal of realizing autonomous driving in Japan before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, is promoting development and production of high-precision...

WD comments on Toshiba bid on flash JV

Jun 21, 20:38

Western Digital has issued a statement regarding Toshiba's selection of a consortium led by Korea-based SK Hynix and Bain Capital Japan, with funding provided by the government in...

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory-chip business sale

Jun 21, 16:00

Toshiba announced on June 21 that its board of directors had resolved to select the consortium of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development...

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

Toppan welcomes partnership with China firms

Jun 13, 15:22

Toppan Printing welcomes the potential for China-based companies to become partners, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor. Toppan is looking to work closely with China-based...

Korea replaces Taiwan as largest semiconductor equipment market

Jun 6, 14:55

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a record US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 14% higher than...

Japan market: Sharp to use Foxconn-made semi-finished PV panel frames to save costs, construction time, says paper

Jun 6, 14:29

Sharp will adopt semi-finished PV panel frames produced by Foxconn Electronics, a majority shareholder of Sharp, for PV power-generating stations it will establish in Japan, in a...

Facebook said to expand datacenter scale and prepare new hardware devices for 2018

Jun 5, 23:15

Facebook is reportedly planning to establish more datacenters worldwide for possible launches of new services, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that...

PTI increases stake in Tera Probe to nearly 60%

Jun 1, 15:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), which has struck a deal with Micron Technology to take up the US vendor's stake in Japan-based wafer testing specialist Tera Probe, has announced...

E Ink, Japan Display co-develop LTPS e-paper

May 25, 10:40

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has revealed it has developed e-paper displays based on LTPS backplanes provided by Japan Display. Such e-paper displays have resolutions of 400ppi (pixels per...

Ardentec expanding automotive MCU testing business in Japan

May 17, 15:17

Ardentec has expanded its automotive MCU testing business in Japan, which will further buoy its sales performance starting in the second quarter of 2017, according to industry sour...

Japan IT Week to focus on IoT and embedded applications

May 11, 14:01

Japan IT Week will be hosted from May 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan, and 1,600 IT players worldwide including Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Oracle, Bosch, Advantech, and...

Japan IT Week opens May 10-12

Digitimes Research: SEL outstanding amid Japan-based exhibitors at Finetech Japan 2017

May 8, 22:57

Among Japan-based exhibitors at Finetech Japan 2017 taking place in Tokyo during April 5-7, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) cut a brilliant figure by showcasing several 8K OLED...

Everlight sues Nichia for alleged patent infringement in Japan

May 8, 11:32

LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has filed with the Tokyo District Court in Japan charges against Japan-based Nichia, Citizen Electronics and Daiko Electronics...

Global semiconductor sales rise 18% in March, says SIA

May 2, 19:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.9 billion for the month of March 2017, an increase of 18.1% compared to the March 2016 total of US$26.2 billion and 1.6% more than...

Digitimes Research: Study of Japan IT industry for 1Q17

Apr 28, 12:13

While LG Electronics has dominated the global OLED TV market, Japan-based Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba still launched OLED TVs in Japan in the first quarter of 2017, with panels supplied...

PTI eyeing to become largest backend house in Japan

Apr 28, 11:44

Powertech Technology (PTI) will strive to become Japan's largest backend house following its acquisition of Micron Akita and a majority stake in Tera Probe, according to DK Tsai,...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

Micron talks about its integrated global operations

Apr 26, 15:37

Micron Technology has been actively allocating its global resources to enhance its DRAM and NAND flash product lines, according to Wayne Allan, VP of global manufacturing at the US-based...

Wayne Allan, VP of global manufacturing at Micron

PTI to enjoy robust demand for NAND flash

Apr 20, 10:25

Robust demand for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

PTI to buy Micron backend plant in Japan

Apr 17, 11:12

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), a backend house specializing in NAND flash and DRAM memory chips, has announced plans to fully acquire Micron Akita, Micron Technology's assembly...

Semi material distributor Topco seeing more favorable silicone market

Apr 17, 10:45

The market for silicone materials is expected to turn healthy as China-based suppliers reduce their output, according to Topco, which distributes and sells silicone materials for...

WiseChip Semiconductor showcases flexible PMOLED panels at Finetech Japan 2017

Apr 10, 11:49

PMOLED (passive matrix OLED) panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor showcased 1.36- and 1.8-inch flexible PMOLED panels with radii of less than 40mm and thickness of 0.3mm at Finetech...

Japan 2016 digital camera shipments shrink 31.7%, says CIPA

Apr 7, 15:36

Japan-based vendors together shipped 24.19 million digital cameras globally in 2016, decreasing 31.7% on year, according to Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (C...

Intel collaborating with Preferred Networks in Japan on deep learning

Apr 7, 14:19

Intel is collaborating with Japan-based Preferred Networks (PFN) on the development of Chainer, PFN's open source framework for deep learning, with the aim of accelerating deep learning...

Tablet shipments in Japan drop for first time in 2016, says research firm

Apr 7, 11:21

There were 8.51 million tablets shipped in Japan in 2016, decreasing 9.8% on year, and marking the first annual decrease, according to Japan-based MM Research Institute.

Digitimes Research: 8K technology developed for medical application in Japan

Mar 31, 11:40

8K-resolution display technology is being developed for medical application in Japan, with typical cases being use in endoscopic surgery by National Cancer Center Hospital and in...

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...

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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.

  • Aidmics+iSperm+inspection+device+for+pig+sperm

    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.

  • JINS+Meme+smart+eyewear

    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.

  • Toshiba+Exceria+Pro+SD+cards

    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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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.