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Integration of Japan makers seen as healthy move for small- to mid-size panel industry

Sep 1, 14:28

Japan's attempts to integrate resources of the country's small- to medium-size panels would benefit the development of the global panel industry, but there are challenges ahead for...

Kenmos expects better sales in 2H11 due to new clients

Aug 31, 12:38

Backlight module (BLU) maker Kenmos Technology recorded consolidated revenues of NT$3.74 billion (US$128 million) in first-half 2011, with pretax income of NT$35 million.

LED market growth transitions to lighting applications, says DisplaySearch

Aug 26, 14:21

Market indicators continue to predict an on-year rise of 20% in LED usage across applications in 2011 with lighting leading the way, according to DisplaySearch. The total package...

Effective policies can help the LED industry, says Everlight chairman

Aug 25, 14:56

In comparison to government policies in Japan, South Korea and China in promoting the usage of LED products, Taiwan's government has been lagging behind, according to Robert Yeh,...

LED market shows slight growth in 2Q11

Aug 22, 16:44

Low demand for LED TVs and the decreasing number of LED chips used per device have been causing the LED market to grow just 12.4% on quarter compared to first-quarter 2011. LED market...

LED players bracing for weak year-end shopping

Aug 18, 11:27

With TV vendors digesting their inventories, demand for large-size LED backlighting products continues to be gloomy. While demand in the past would usually start picking up in September...

LED firms looking to lighting products for revenue growth

SAS merges semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials

Aug 12, 11:21

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced the merger of the semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials on August 10. However,...

SAS to buy silicon wafer unit of Covalent for JPY35 billion

Aug 11, 10:17

Sino American Silicon (SAS) has announced plans to acquire the silicon wafer business of Japan's Covalent Materials for JPY35 billion (US$458 million). The business transfer is scheduled...

Rexchip July revenues decline over 20% on-month

Aug 5, 01:05

Rexchip Electronics, the production subsidiary of Japan's Elpida Memory, has reported an over 20% decline in July 2011 revenues from the previous month.

Japan LCD TV vendors to increase outsourcing

Aug 4, 01:25

More Japan-based branded LCD TV vendors are expected to increase their outsourcing to manufacturers outside Japan due to heavy losses incurred in the TV business, a move which benefits...

Asia will sustain LED business over near term, says Information Network

Aug 2, 14:55

While steady and positive proliferation of LED lighting products continues, key price points could trigger real commercial demand, and Korea, Japan, and China have the solutions according...

Taiwan distributor files lawsuit against Nintendo

Jul 26, 01:45

Nintendo's Taiwan distributor Hakuyu has filed lawsuit against Nintendo in Taipei accusing Nintendo of ending its distribution right unilaterally, while Nintendo also removed the...

Taiwan-based solar firms use strategic alliances to increase competitiveness

Jul 25, 16:30

Taiwan-based solar product makers have been facing tough competition from China-based integrated solar firms. The down turn in the market has shown the importance of vertical integration...

Everlight lighting products to debut in Japan in 2012

Jul 20, 01:20

LED packaging house, Everlight, has indicated that Japan has increased the speed of certification for LED lighting products since the earthquake disaster in March. Hence, Everlight...

China market: Taiwan projector vendors face strong pressure from local brands

Jul 19, 11:04

While demand for projectors in the China market is on the rise due to government procurement projects for educational applications, Taiwan-based vendors including BenQ, Vivitek, Optoma...

Panasonic outsources small volume of DSC production to Foxconn in 2H11

Jul 19, 01:35

Facing pressure from dropping prices and competition of smartphones and DSLR cameras, digital still camera (DSC) brand vendor Panasonic has outsourced a small volume of its DSC orders...

Lenovo pushes oversea acquisition to expand PC market share

Jul 19, 01:20

With China-based PC vendor Lenovo successfully surpassed Acer and became the third largest PC vendor worldwide in the second quarter, Lenovo CFO Wong Wai Ming pointed out that the...

LED industry to grow 5-10% in 3Q11

Jul 18, 14:57

Demand in the LED industry has not been reviving as expected. Order visibility continues to be low in July, according to industry sources. The quarterly growth is likely to be around...

LCD TV

Unity Opto lands large volume orders for LED lighting products

Jul 15, 10:18

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology has reportedly landed US$10 million worth of orders for LED lighting products from a client in Europe with shipments to begin...

Taiwan-based solar cell makers need to expand customer base

Jul 14, 16:20

Taiwan-based solar cell firms have been depending on customers in Europe. As low priced solar modules from China-based firms sweep through the market, many firms in Europe are facing...

Taiwan 1H11 trade surplus drops

Jul 12, 14:23

The appreciation of Taiwan's currency has caused the trade surplus from January-June 2011 to show a negative 25.5% growth, according to a recent report by Taiwan's Ministry of Fina...

Digitimes Insight: Shipments of Taiwan-based large-size panels grew 8.5%, panels for tablet devices grew over 300% in 2Q11

Jul 12, 01:10

The shipments of Taiwan-based large-size TFT LCD panels (above 9-inch, including panels for tablet devices) in second quarter 2011 was 70.72 million units, showing an on-quarter growth...

Large-size panels shipments

Pressure on rare earth supplies may soon be lifted, says Information Network

Jul 11, 15:44

Manufacturers of a broad spectrum of high-tech products have been feeling the impact of price hikes in rare earth element-based processing materials because of the Chinese embargo...

Flexible PCB makers in Taiwan and Japan expanding capacities

Jul 8, 11:56

While Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Flexium Interconnect, Career Technology, and Ichia Technologies have already undertaken expansion projects for capacity ramps, Japan-based...

Pressure to be lifted on rare earth element pricing, says Information Network

Jul 7, 15:27

Manufacturers of a broad spectrum of high-tech products have been feeling the impact of price hikes in rare earth element-based processing materials because of China's embargo in...

Japan earthquake continues to inflate analog IC prices, says IHS iSuppli

Jul 1, 10:08

Supply disruptions spurred by the Japan earthquake are continuing to cause pricing increases for general-purpose analog components that are used in most types of electronic equipment...

Electronics supply chain to fully recover from Japan disaster in 3Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Jun 30, 14:38

With some companies having already recovered from the earthquake in Japan, the entire electronics industry is expected to complete its rebound from the disaster by the end of the...

Current condition and future prospects of LED: Q&A with Lextar chairman David Su

Jun 29, 15:57

As a LED subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), Lextar has been viewed as a LED backlight module maker. Recently Lextar has set goals to enter the LED lighting market. David Su, chairman...

David Su, chairman of Lextar

China might delay issuance of panel facility licenses

Jun 28, 16:19

The LCD panel industry in China has been expanding rapidly. Many firms have been trying to enter the panel industry in China. However, due to oversupply concerns, the point of time...

Solar industry in adjustment period: Q&A with Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Jun 28, 15:07

Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech has been viewed as an important figure in the development of the solar industry in Taiwan. Tsuo commented on the gloomy market in the first...

Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Altek aiming for DSC orders from Japan brand vendors with new China plants

Jun 28, 10:36

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) maker Altek is expected to resolve its tight capacity issue with the new plants in Kunshan, China, which will start operating in the third...

Lite-On reports record high revenues for 2010

Jun 24, 16:01

Lite-On Technology (Lite-On) reported record high revenues for 2010 and said it will distribute dividends of NT$2.92 (US$0.10) per share at its shareholders meeting on June 22. CEO...

Japan May chip-gear orders up 4% on-month, says SEAJ

Jun 24, 13:49

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted JPY119.15 billion (US$1.48 billion) in orders in May 2011 (three-month average basis), up 4.4% from the revised level of...

European solar incentive cuts initiate global PV market shift, says Solarbuzz

Jun 24, 10:13

Continued government policy adjustments are causing major shifts in the sizes, growth rates and customer segment mix of photovoltaic (PV) markets in 2011, according to Solarbuzz.

SPIL concerned about client overbooking, cautious about 3Q11

Jun 23, 13:50

The Japan disaster in March prompted IDM and fabless companies to overbook chips, but the inventory build-up has not been consumed due to a slow second quarter, according to Bough...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin
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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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    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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