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Digitimes Research: 2011 global solar PV installations grew by 15% on year to 23.5GW

Jan 5, 11:32

The global solar PV system installations in 2011 continued to grow by 15% on year, reaching 23.4GW. By regions, Italy has surpassed Germany to become the largest solar market in the...

solar panels

Edison Opto sees falling 2011 revenues

Jan 5, 01:20

Edison Opto reported December revenues of NT$195 million (US$6.4 million), an increase of 2.01% on year. The accumulated revenues for 2011 reached NT$2.486 billion, a 17% decrease...

Shenmao tapping Japan market

Jan 5, 01:00

Taiwan-based Shenmao Technology, which manufactures solder materials for IC assembly, has set up an office in Japan with the aim to cut into the supply chain of the country's first-tier...

Shenmao chairman San Lian Lee

Elpida, Toshiba reportedly in integration talks

Jan 3, 01:05

Rumors spread recently that memory chipmakers Elpida Memory and Toshiba are in talks to integrate business operations, with the Japan government playing a key role in making it happen...

Digitimes Research: Samsung may cut LCD panel orders for Taiwan after Sony exit from S-LCD

Jan 2, 10:28

Sony has been cooperating with Samsung Electronics on the TFT LCD business since 2004 when the Japan vendor was optimistic about the growth of the LCD TV market. Large-size panel...

Global solar demand to reach 20GW, says Win Win chairman

Dec 26, 09:42

The global installation capacity for solar PV systems in 2012 is expected to reach 20GW, rising from 16-18GWp estimated for 2011, according to chairman and general manager Davis Chen...

Davis Chen

Taiwan ODMs facing pressure from Lenovo

Dec 22, 01:15

Taiwan-based ODMs are expected to face significant pressure from Lenovo's plan of establishing production bases in Japan and South America, according to sources from the upstream...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill nears 1.0, says SEAJ

Dec 20, 14:33

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.97 for November 2011, up from 0.83 in October, according to new figures from the Semiconductor...

Solar PV firms shifting focus to profitability in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:26

Financial challenges are forcing solar photovoltaic (PV) companies to shift focus from seeking market share to instead prioritizing a return to profitability, according to Solarbuzz...

Government policies to spur growth of LED lighting in 2012

Dec 14, 01:10

Governments in Asia such as South Korea, China and Taiwan all plan to promote and increase the development of LED lighting in 2012 through various policies. South Korea plans to replace...

LED lighting

Digitimes Research: Panasonic to provide LED lighting solutions

Dec 7, 14:08

Japan-based lighting firm Panasonic was ranked number one in sales of LED light bulbs in Japan in the first half of 2011 with market share reaching 35%.

LED lighting

Digitimes Research: Despite low demand, Nichia invests US$898 million in LED equipment in 2011

Dec 7, 10:19

In 2010, Japan-based LED firm Nichia had the largest share of the global sales of white light LED products. Its market share far exceeded second- and third-place, Samsung and Seoul...

Nichia booth

China LED lamp prices tumble in November, says IMS Research

Dec 6, 14:31

The global average retail price for LED lamps has steadily decreased on a monthly basis from US$30 in September to US$28 in Novembe, according to IMS Research

Asustek sets shipment goal for 2012

Dec 6, 01:35

Asustek Computer, at its global sales meeting on December 5, has set the shipment goals for its four major product lines for 2012 with notebooks and netbooks together to surpass 22...

Jerry Shen, Asustek president

LED maker Everlight to sue Nichia

Dec 2, 11:18

Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics has decided to file a complaint with the Tokyo District Court against Japan-based LED maker Nichia, accusing the company of lodging untruthful allegations...

Less competitive should exit the solar market: Interview with Motech chairman

Dec 1, 16:03

In November, Digitimes had the opportunity to speak with Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, about market demand. Tsuo also gave his opinion on how the solar...

Technological improvement is crucial for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, says Motech chairman

More FCCL orders being shifted to Korea, Taiwan

Nov 30, 16:40

With more Japan-based firms phasing out flexible cooper-clad laminate (FCCL) production, Korea-based Doosan and Taiwan-based FCCL specialists including Taiflex Scientific and ThinFlex...

Price gap between LED-backlit and CCFL-backlit monitors begins to widen again

Nov 22, 01:15

Beginning from second quarter 2011, the price of models below 22-inch almost have no difference while the price gap of models above 24-inch has narrowed to 5%. However, the market...

LCD TVs

Japan chip gear book-to-bill ratio rises in October, says SEAJ

Nov 21, 16:22

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83 for October 2011, up from 0.75 in September, according to new figures from the Semiconductor...

Genesis receives lighting orders from customers in China and Japan

Nov 15, 01:35

Taiwan-based LED firm Genesis Photonics recently received orders from China-based customers for indoor lighting and commercial LED light tubes. Coupled with orders from Japan-based...

Shipments of LCD TV panels may show decrease for first time in history in 2011

Nov 8, 16:06

Overstocked inventory of LCD TV panels in 2011 has been causing panel firms tremendous pressure. Market watchers estimate global shipments of LCD TV panels will show a decrease compared...

Wah Hong adds ITO film production line

Nov 8, 12:35

Taiwan-based LCD optical film supplier Wah Hong Industrial is adding an additional ITO conductive film production line at its subsidiary Jun Hong Optronics due to increasing orders...

Taiwan LCD TV OEM firms likely to achieve on-quarter shipment growth of 6-9%

Nov 8, 01:15

Global shipments of LCD TVs in the third quarter increased 19% on quarter, according to industry sources. Market estimates for on-quarter growth of shipments in the fourth quarter...

Taiwan companies likely to obtain orders from Japan-based connector makers due to Thailand flooding

Nov 4, 15:59

As factories in Thailand setup by Japan-based makers of electronic connectors, including JST Manufacturing and Yazaki, have had production impacted by flooding, these makers may release...

Chipbond expects flat or slight growth in 4Q11 sales

Nov 3, 01:05

Chipbond Technology, which provides backend services to LCD driver IC suppliers such as Japan's Renesas Electronics, Taiwan-based Novatek Microelectronics and ILi Technology (Ilitek),...

Nichia files further infringement lawsuits

Nov 2, 16:08

Nichia has filed two patent infringement lawsuits in Tokyo District Court to enjoin Tsannkuen Japan (Sankun Nihon Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, or Tsann Kuen), a subsidiary of a Taiwanese...

Trina Solar establishes Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore

Nov 2, 14:49

Trina Solar, a China-based integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, has announced the establishment of its Asia Pacific operating headquarters in Singapore.

Vizio sees 2012 with optimism

Nov 2, 01:15

TV brand Vizio has indicated sales of Japan-based brands such as Sony, Panasonic and Sharp have been weak. However, South Korea-based brands such as Samsung and LG have been growing...

AUO to showcase products at FPD International 2011 in Japan

Oct 24, 16:55

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that it will present its latest display technologies at FPD International 2011 in Japan during October 26-28. AUO will showcase its achievements in...

AUO 32-inch AMOLED TV

Commentary: Taiwan solar industry needs government support

Oct 24, 15:56

After a wave of bankruptcies declared by US-based solar firms in third-quarter 2011, some Europe-based solar firms have also been reportedly facing difficulties obtaining funding...

Commentary: LED lighting moving towards patent-dominated market

Oct 24, 12:05

The big LED lighting pie has been attracting many firms to enter the market, heating up competition between traditional and new firms. Fierce competition can lead to patent wars as...

AUO demonstrates new generation mobile display technologies at FPD International 2011

Oct 21, 16:55

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced its next generation of mobile display technologies, including a 4.29-inch qHD high resolution display using Hyper LCD technology, a 4.46-inch 1mm...

Japan fab-tool book-to-bill slips to 0.75 in September, says SEAJ

Oct 20, 11:59

Japan-based semiconductor equipment makers reported a book-to-bill ratio of 0.75 in September, declining for the third month in a row.

New technologies for monocrystalline solar products shift into focus

Oct 19, 10:21

The demand-dominated solar market has been shifting towards solar cells with high conversion efficiencies. Compared with mainstream polycrystalline solar products, monocrystalline...

ON Semiconductor to shut Japan fab

Oct 18, 16:53

ON Semiconductor has announced plans to close its wafer manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan, by the end of June 2012.

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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.

  • BenQ+VW2220H

    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.

  • Toshiba+SCiB+module+for+automotive+use

    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.

  • AUO+14%2Dinch+solar%2Dpower+touch+keyboard+notebook+solution

    AUO 14-inch solar-power touch keyboard notebook solution

    AU Optronics (AUO) has introduced a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebook. The thickness of the solar module used in the solution is reduced to 2.1mm. The solar...

    Photo: company, Nov 3.

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