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Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Mar 25, 15:47

The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. Companies have received a boost from...

Global LED lighting market to reach JPY5.5 trillion in 2020, says Fuji Kenzai

Mar 25, 15:06

Global LED lighting market value reached JPY1.7 trillion (US$48.7 billion) in 2014, accounting for 28.9% of total lighting value, and will increase to JPY5.5 trillion in 2020, with...

China PV module makers cut OEM prices for Japan vendors

Mar 25, 14:54

Some China-based PV module makers have lowered OEM quotes for PV modules with power-generating output of 250-255W to US$0.50-0.52/W to maintain orders from Japan-based vendors, according...

VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry

Mar 16, 22:18

Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO...

Shin-Etsu poised to invest JPY20 billion to expand silicone production in Thailand

Mar 12, 22:45

Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical has announced plans to expand production capacity at its silicone monomer and silicone polymer plants in Thailand, with a total investment of around...

Japan makers eyeing wearable and health-related robots

Mar 12, 22:37

Japan-based makers are continuing to develop an assortment of robots including wearable units and health-related devices, with ActiveLink and Innophys at the forefront.

Japan Display announces mass production of WQHD LCDs with in-cell touch

Mar 9, 16:09

Japan Display (JDI) has recently announced it will mass produce WQHD (1440 xby2560) high resolution LCD module with in-cell touch.

Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

Newswatch - Mar 5, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor ZTE plans to launch its new mid-range smartphone the Blade S6 in the Japan market in April. The Blade S6 features a 5-inch display and is powered by...

ZTE mid-range smartphone Blade S6

China PV module makers to suffer from Japan feed-in tariff cut

Mar 4, 11:52

The Japan government plans to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV systems and power-generating stations with installation capacity of over 10KWp to JPY27 (US$0.23)/kWh beginning July 2015,...

Japan market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 down 5.3%, says report

Feb 17, 12:34

Shipments of smartphones in the Japan market in 2014 declined for the second straight year by 5.3% to 27.7 million units, according to a Chinese-language QQ.com report citing...

PV installation capacity in Japan may fall in 2015, 2016

Feb 12, 12:03

As the Japan government is set to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV power-generating stations with installation capacities of at least 10KWp from JYP32 (US$0.27)/kWh currently to JPY25-29/kWh...

Japan vendors to ship 34.7 million digital cameras in 2015, says CIPA

Feb 11, 20:08

Japan-based vendors are expected to ship 34.7 million digital cameras in 2015, decreasing 20% on year, according to Japan's Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

Digitimes Research: Japan aims at robot market value of JPY2.4 trillion in FY2020

Feb 10, 12:11

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2015 announced new five-year strategies for robot development, with a goal of attaining a domestic market value of...

Japan digital camera vendors see decreased shipments in 2014, says CIPA

Feb 4, 11:59

Japan-based vendors shipped 43.43 million digital cameras worth JPY964.5 billion (US$8.20 billion) in 2014, slipping on year by 31.0% and 17.5% respectively, according to Japan-based...

TSEC to showcase P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cell at Japan Expo

Jan 30, 10:10

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC will exhibit V-Cell, a P-type PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) monocrystalline model with an energy conversion rate of 21%, at the International...

Digitimes Research: LG Chem showcases highest lumen-price ratio OLED lighting panel at Lighting Japan 2015

Jan 28, 10:59

LG Chem exhibited a 320x320mm OLED lighting panel at the Lighting Japan 2015 taking place during January 14-16, with the panel having the highest lumen-price ratio of 5lm/US$ among...

Acer to sell Liquid Z200 via cooperation with Bookoff in Japan

Jan 27, 21:55

Acer on January 27 announced that up to 30,000 units of its Liquid Z200, its 4.0-inch Android 4.4.2 smartphone, will be available for sale in the Japan market through Bookoff, the...

Delta Electronics lands order for PV inverters from Japan

Jan 14, 11:00

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has announced that its 750 20kW PV inverters, coded RPI-M20A, will be adopted by Japan-based Takara Leben,...

Japan vendors see decreased November digital camera shipments, says CIPA

Jan 8, 15:47

Japan-based vendors, including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony and Olympus, shipped 4.313 million digital cameras globally in November 2014, decreasing 5.1% sequentially and 27.6% on...

Delta Electronics lands orders for distributed, low-power inverters form Japan, say papers

Newswatch - Dec 23, 11:48

Taiwan-based power supply and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has obtained orders for 750-800 20KW distributed inverters for use in a 15MWp PV power-generating...

Japan smartphone panel makers bring price pressure on China and Taiwan competitors

Dec 19, 11:27

Japan-based Japan Display and Sharp have reduced quotes to compete for orders for panels used in high-end smartphones from China-based vendors, brining price competitive pressure...

Japan Display benefiting from booming sales of large-screen Huawei smartphones

Dec 18, 11:27

Japan Display has seen increased orders for in-cell touch panels from China-based smartphone vendor Huawei Device due to the latter's booming sales of large-screen high-end and mid-range...

Digitimes Research: Above 40- to 50-inch LCD TVs become mainstream in Japan

Dec 15, 10:14

In the Japan market, the sales proportion of 40-inch and below LCD TVs has decreased, and the proportion of above 40-inch models has increased, with above 40- to 50-inch models becoming...

Japan October digital camera shipments drop on year for 30th time straight, says CIPA

Dec 12, 14:10

Japan-based digital camera vendors shipped 4.546 million units in total in October 2014, decreasing 29.3% on year, and down for the 30th consecutive month. Shipment value was JPY100.82...

GlobalWafers Japan to expand 8-inch wafer capacity in 2015

Dec 12, 11:19

GlobalWafers Japan (GWJ), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers, will expand its 8-inch wafer production capacity by about 10% in 2015,...

Intel appoints Robert Swinnen as new head of Asia Pacific branch

Dec 3, 12:22

Intel has appointed Robert (Robby) Swinnen as the new general manager of Intel Asia Pacific and Japan, while the current general manager Gregory Bryant will return to the US and lead...

Robert Swinnen, the new general manager of Intel Asia Pacific and Japan

Global Unichip obtains server chip orders from major Japan-based networking solution provider

Dec 1, 21:49

Global Unichip has announced that an ongoing series of server-related designs for one of the major Japan-based networking solution providers is in mass production.

Win Win Precision cooperates with vendor to market HeatCap in Japan

Nov 20, 20:06

PV module maker Win Win Precision Technology has cooperated with a Japan-based PV vendor to co-market HeatCap, patented PV modules developed by Win Win Precision, in the Japan rooftop...

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
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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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