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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.

Flood in Thailand unlikely to bring more orders to Taiwan ODMs

Oct 18, 01:25

Facing the flood that is impacting their production lines in Thailand, several digital still camera (DSC) brand vendors such as Nikon and Sony are likely to shift back the production...

SAS signs supply agreement with solar cell maker TSEC

Oct 13, 12:27

Solar cell maker Taiwan Solar Energy Corporation (TSEC) signed a 5-year, NT$9 billion (US$297 million), long-term supply agreement with Sino-American Silicon (SAS).

High-efficiency cells set for rapid growth, propping up solar industry profits, says IHS

Sep 29, 09:59

In a development that could slow the downward spiral of prices and profit margins in the solar industry, the market share of high-efficiency crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic...

Taiwan market: Nikon expects to surpass Sony and become the largest MILC player

Sep 22, 01:45

Japan-based Nikon, benefiting from its strong experience in DSLR cameras, expects to surpass Sony to become the largest mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) player in Taiwan...

Masayuki Numako, international planning division senior sales manager of Nikon

Apple reportedly increases memory purchases from Japan

Sep 22, 01:20

Apple has increased its purchases of DRAM and NAND flash from Japan, according to industry sources, adding that Toshiba and Elpida Memory are being pinpointed as beneficiaries of...

Japan fab-tool book-to-bill continues slide in August, says SEAJ

Sep 21, 15:48

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.76 in August 2011, compared to 0.84 in July and 0.96 in June, according to new figures from the...

GLT becomes supplier for Toshiba Lighting

Sep 20, 14:12

Taiwan-based light guide plate maker GLT has successfully cut into the supply chain of Japan-based Toshiba Lighting's LED ceiling lamps. Toshiba Lighting currently has the largest...

PCB equipment makers seeing order visibility through year-end

Sep 16, 15:18

Ampoc Fareast has received orders that will keep production at full capacity through the end of 2011, as clients in China and Japan step up expanding their capacities for HDI boards,...

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:27

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:26

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  • Some China PV module makers replace Taiwan-made solar cells with Southeast Asia-made models

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  • LED light bulb prices fall in Europe, China markets

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:24

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:23

  • Global Ultra HD TV penetration to rise to 14.2%, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:23

  • Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:22

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    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:22

  • Taiwan market: LG launches 42- to 55-inch smart digital signage

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:21

  • Digitimes Research: Top-3 China based server vendors may ship 2 million units in 2015

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:21

  • Taiwan market: FET expects 4G user base to exceed 1.0 million at end of 2014, says president

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:20

  • US final anti-dumping, anti-subsidization taxation excludes solar-grade wafers

    Before Going to Press | Dec 18, 21:20

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