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Commentary: Japan, India increase dependence on solar energy due to energy shortages

Jun 18, 16:21

Energy hungry markets are the new potential markets for the solar industry. China's solar market is being spurred by rising energy demand due to the rapid economic developments. Now,...

solar panels

Japan market: PV FIT is high; so are barriers for foreign vendors

Jun 12, 14:41

The Japan government will begin to provide a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42/kWh (US$0.53/kWh) for roof-top solar PV systems, estimated to lead to a high internal rate of return...

Eversol introduces new high-efficiency solar wafers

Jun 8, 11:19

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol introduced several new high-efficiency solar wafers at a product launch press conference on June 7. According to the firm, the new polysilicon...

solar module

HTC adjusts strategy for North Asia, shifting focus to Japan

Jun 6, 11:46

HTC plans to adjust its marketing strategy for North Asia and will shift its resources to focus on the fast growing smartphone market in Japan, while maintaining a basic operating...

Polysilicon firms face survival tests

May 30, 14:07

The price of polysilicon has been falling significantly since 2011. The current spot price is around US$20-22/kg. Many Taiwan-based firms such as Motech, and AU Optronics (AUO) have...

There is room for Foxconn to cooperate with Sharp in solar, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 15:55

Industry sources in Taiwan have noted that that there is a chance for Foxconn and Sharp, who have announced plans to cooperate on the production of TVs and panels, to work together...

Foxconn

Japan TV vendors suffer huge losses in 2011

May 14, 16:08

Japanese vendors Sony, Sharp, and Panasonic have reported huge losses for 2011 as their LCD TV sales came under strong competition from Korean and Chinese rivals.

Digitimes Research: System costs drop rapidly in Japan solar market

May 7, 14:58

The residential solar PV system installation market in Japan grew significantly due to increasing clean energy awareness. The market expects new feed-in-tariff (FIT) policies to come...

solar cell

Japan semiconductor equipment firms gain share in 2011, says The Information Network

Apr 25, 14:08

Japan-based semiconductor equipment suppliers gained share against US manufacturers in 2011 despite a weak Japanese Yen, The Information Network has observed.

Japan new FIT rate likely to be JPY42/kWh

Apr 24, 14:31

The Japan government is expected to announce a new feed-in-tariff rate for solar PV system installations in July 2012. The new rate is reportedly around JPY42/kWh (US$0.52/kWh). Buy-back...

Japan Display kicks off operations, to venture into AMOLED market in 2013

Apr 13, 12:02

Japan Display has kicked off its official operations recently focusing on the development of small- to medium-size flat panels, with plans to venture into the AMOLED panel segment...

Sharp announces planned shut-down of NS Solar Material

Mar 30, 15:31

Japan-based Sharp announced the plans to shut down polysilicon firm NS Solar Material, a joint venture with Nippon Steel, at the end of September 2012. NS Solar Material will be dissolved...

SAS completes acquisition of Covalent Silicon Corporation

Mar 30, 10:54

Taiwan-based wafer firm Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced on March 28, 2012 the completion of the acquisition of Japan-based semiconductor wafer firm Covalent Silicon Corporati...

Sharp establishes strategic global partnership with Foxconn

Mar 28, 01:00

Japan-based Sharp Corporation (Sharp) has entered into agreement with the Taiwan-based Foxconn Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), the world's leading EMS company, to establish a...

Foxconn

Revenues from semiconductor business to outperform solar, says SAS

Mar 27, 15:00

Taiwan-based solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has indicated that by acquiring Japan-based Covalent, the firm's revenue share is likely to change. The solar business...

Japan faces challenge of aging chip industry, says IHS

Mar 21, 12:32

One year ago, Japan's semiconductor industry was rocked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. However, the real disaster for Japan's chip industry occurred during the years before...

Japan February 2012 chip-gear orders down 5.7%, says SEAJ

Mar 20, 14:28

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted JPY99.8 billion (US$1.2 billion) in orders in February 2012 (three-month average basis), down 5.7% from a year earlier,...

ASMedia, VIA Labs grab USB 3.0 controller orders from Japan

Mar 19, 15:48

ASMedia Technology and VIA Labs have secured orders for USB 3.0 controller chips used in external hard drives from Japan-based vendors such as Toshiba and Sony, with volume shipments...

Taiwan-based controller design houses reportedly cut into supply chain of Japan-based electronics v

April 1 FIT cuts in Germany to only affect ground-mounted solar PV systems, says Gintech president

Mar 16, 12:32

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Gintech has indicated that ground-mounted solar PV systems will suffer strong impact from the April 1 feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. However, commercial...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Taiwan-based Eversol to set up joint venture maker of PV modules in Japan

Mar 13, 01:25

Eversol, a Taiwan-based maker of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, on March 12 announced the establishment of E-Solar, a joint venture maker of PV modules, in Ehime Prefecture,...

Announcement of Japan renewable energy policy delayed to end of April

Mar 8, 01:40

The solar industry hoped Japan would announce renewable energy policies in January or February; however, any announcements have been delayed to the end of April. Industry sources...

solar cell

Lelon lands new order for car electronics

Mar 6, 01:35

Lelon Electronics' aluminum electrolytic capacitors reportedly have been verified by Japan-based car electronics vendors - a milestone for the Taiwan-based company to break into...

Solar module firms aim to differentiate products at Japan PV Expo 2012

Mar 5, 16:29

The homogeneity is high among solar modules. Except power generated, warranty and certifications, it has been hard to differentiate one solar module from the exterior. In Japan PV...

Tigo Energy

China firm to incept world's third 2.5G OLED lighting line

Mar 5, 11:54

China-based First O-Lite, which was established in 2010, has recently announced the world's third 2.5G OLED lighting plant will ramp up production in 2012, according to industry so...

OLED panel

Japan PV Expo 2012: Taiwan firms showcasing high-efficiency products

Mar 1, 01:25

The solar market in Japan has been focused on rooftop solar PV systems. Hence high-efficiency solar products have been popular in this particular market. Taiwan-based firms such as...

Gintech mono cell

Japan PV Expo 2012: Industry leading firms eager to enter Japan solar market

Feb 29, 15:01

World Smart Energy Week 2012 is being held in Tokyo, Japan from February 29 to March 2, 2012. The exhibition includes Japan's largest solar show PV Expo 2012. According to host Reed...

Japan PV Expo 2012

Japan chip gear book-to-bill ratio at 1.06 in January 2012, says SEAJ

Feb 20, 11:33

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06 in January 2012, down from 1.20 in December but up from 0.99 a year earlier, according to...

Digitimes Research: LED ceiling lights gain popularity in Japan market

Feb 16, 12:11

A recent invesitgation by Digitimes Reseach of the recent LED product prices and trends in the Japan market has revealed that the latest buzz there is the LED ceiling light.

LED lighting

Taiwan, Japan capacitor makers express mixed views on the market

Feb 15, 01:20

Taiwan-based aluminum electrolytic capacitor makers have expressed optimism toward order visibility and expect growth in second-quarter 2012. However, Japan-based firms continue to...

Digitimes Research: Japan develops substitutes as China tightens control over rare earth exports

Feb 8, 16:06

China has announced the total quota for rare earth exports in first-half 2012 is 25,000 tons. This is similar to the quota in 2011, said industry sources. However, a new regulation...

LED lighting

Lighting Japan 2012: Japan LED firms aim at various lighting applications

Feb 8, 12:02

At Lighting Japan 2012, Taiwan- and China-based firms focused on showcasing LED light bulbs while Japan-based firms displayed various LED lighting applications.

Cold white LED lightings

Solar firms face numerous entry barriers in non-Europe markets

Feb 6, 11:13

Germany, the world's largest solar market, continues to influence the solar industry with policies. The market suspects Germany to move mid-year incentive cuts to April 1, 2012. Germany...

FST, SAS, Wafer Works expected to benefit from closure of Sumco silicon wafer factories

Feb 3, 11:16

Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...

silicon wafer

Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise

Feb 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...

LED TVs

Everlight to enter Japan lighting market in 2012, says chairman

Jan 20, 11:50

The market conditions for LED may still be in the clouds in first-half 2012, according to Robert Yeh, chairman of Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight. While attending Lighting...

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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

    Toshiba will roll out a new line of high performance SDXC and SDHC memory cards under a new brand name, Exceria, which will bring to market SD memory cards offering the highest performance...

    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...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

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