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Digitimes Research: Japan develops substitutes as China tightens control over rare earth exports

Feb 8, 16:06

China has announced the total quota for rare earth exports in first-half 2012 is 25,000 tons. This is similar to the quota in 2011, said industry sources. However, a new regulation...

LED lighting

Lighting Japan 2012: Japan LED firms aim at various lighting applications

Feb 8, 12:02

At Lighting Japan 2012, Taiwan- and China-based firms focused on showcasing LED light bulbs while Japan-based firms displayed various LED lighting applications.

Cold white LED lightings

Solar firms face numerous entry barriers in non-Europe markets

Feb 6, 11:13

Germany, the world's largest solar market, continues to influence the solar industry with policies. The market suspects Germany to move mid-year incentive cuts to April 1, 2012. Germany...

FST, SAS, Wafer Works expected to benefit from closure of Sumco silicon wafer factories

Feb 3, 11:16

Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...

silicon wafer

Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise

Feb 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...

LED TVs

Everlight to enter Japan lighting market in 2012, says chairman

Jan 20, 11:50

The market conditions for LED may still be in the clouds in first-half 2012, according to Robert Yeh, chairman of Taiwan-based LED packaging house Everlight. While attending Lighting...

Commentary: Large-size TVs, big opportunities

Jan 19, 16:41

The LCD TV market went through severe price competition in 2011 with products such as 42-inch CCFL-backlit TVs costing only US$199/unit. Industry sources believe this price is close...

Nanya welcomes cooperation with Elpida

Jan 17, 01:25

Nanya Technology will not exclude the possibility of discussing with Japan's Elpida Memory and its existing partner Micron Technology about a potential tie-up, according to company...

Digitimes Research: Global solar market to grow by 11.9% to 26.9GW in 2012

Jan 11, 15:49

The solar industry faced oversupply problems that caused significant price drops in 2011. Most solar firms faced losses. However, the rapid decrease of cost for solar PV systems induced...

solar cell

Japan LED lighting penetration rate ranks number one in 2011

Jan 11, 01:45

The global LED lighting market continues to heat up with Japan being the biggest market. According to studies, Japan's December LED light tube penetration rate reached 40%. The industry...

LED lighting

First-tier China polysilicon makers eyeing limited price increase

Jan 6, 14:45

While some producers of polysilicon in Asia plan to raise spot market prices from an average level of US$27-28/kg currently to US$30/kg later in the first quarter of 2012, first-tier...

polysilicon

Wellypower posts flat revenues for 2011

Jan 6, 11:17

CCFL and LED lighting device maker Wellypower Optronics has posted consolidated revenues of NT$737.42 million (US$24.35 million) for December 2011, up 3.1% on month but down 10.1%...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor 2011 revenues to decrease by 12% on-year

Jan 5, 13:54

South Korea-based large size LED firm Seoul Semiconductor has lowered the expected revenues for 2011 to KRW735 billion (US$639 million). The revenues after update are 12% less than...

LED lighting

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...

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  • JINS+Meme+smart+eyewear

    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.

  • Toshiba+WERAM1100+wristband

    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.

  • Toshiba+Exceria+Pro+SD+cards

    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.

2015 global notebook demand forecast
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