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Japan solar market may face PV inverter shortages

Jul 19, 01:45

Many solar firms have been optimistic about Japan's solar market due to the high feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates. Nevertheless, industry sources noted that most PV inverters that have...

AUO expects to obtain 15MW PV installation projects in Japan in 2012

Jul 17, 01:05

BenQ Solar, a solar business division and brand name under Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel AU Optronics (AUO), expects to obtain EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) projects...

Taiwan sapphire substrate makers face growing competition from Japan and China

Jul 16, 10:20

The price of sapphire substrates has been reaching stability in 2012. Nevertheless, Japan-based sapphire substrate makers have been eager to lower prices, meaning the price difference...

sapphire substrates

Commentary: Japan government needs to do more to protect domestic solar industry

Jul 13, 14:47

The government in Japan recently announced lucrative solar feed-in-tariffs that have sparked discussions about Japan becoming the world's second-largest solar market. However, it...

solar cell

ITRI, Taiwan battery firms jointly showcase STOBA lithium batteries in Japan

Jul 13, 14:11

To support Taiwan-based battery firms entering international markets, the Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has set up a Self Terminated Olygomers with...

Japan market: WiMAX operator UQ covers a population of 10 million, says company CTO

Jul 11, 12:14

UQ Communications, a WiMAX operator in Japan, has expanded its network to more than 20,000 base stations to cover a population of 10 million, according to company CTO Fumio Watanabe...

Japan government expected to set barriers for imported solar modules

Jul 10, 15:46

As the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42 (US$0.53)/kWh offered by the Japan government for installing solar PV systems has attracted many foreign suppliers of solar products which...

solar panels

Global chip sales continue growth in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 13:40

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for May 2012 arrived at US$24.4 billion, up 1.4% sequentially, according to the SIA. May also marked the third consecutive month that sales have...

Renesas to cut jobs, streamline operations

Jul 4, 11:11

Japan-based chipmaker Renesas Electronics has unveiled measures to return to profitability, including plans to streamline its production facilities, and eliminate about 5,000 posit...

Japan TV makers to put out new high-end smart TVs this year

Jul 3, 01:30

Japan TV makers will be putting out new high-end smart TVs that will have advanced voice control and gesture recognition features by the end of the year, according to industry sour...

Japan solar subsidies expected to heat up competition for solar PV system sites

Jun 29, 10:44

As the Japan government will bring into force a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42/kWh (US$0.53/kWh) for solar PV systems on July 1, 2012, the attractive rate is expected to cause...

solar module

BenQ Solar obtains certification from Japan

Jun 25, 14:35

Taiwan-based BenQ Solar, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has obtained Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories' certification and has become one of the...

Global solar demand in 2012 to grow by 20%, says NSP chairman

Jun 20, 01:20

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has noted that the firm's solar cell capacity is full and orders for the third quarter have exceeded orders...

NSP executives

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...


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...


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...

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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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