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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

Digitimes Insight: Japan small- and medium-size LCD panel firms gear up competition

Jun 21, 16:31

The media in Japan reported the news of an integrated new firm by Sony Mobile Display and Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD) on June 7, 2011. Shipments of small- and medium-size panels...

AMOLED

Digitimes Insight: Panasonic looks to aggressively ramp LED lighting sales in China

Jun 17, 15:24

Panasonic is Japan's top LED lighting manufacturer and the recent power shortages in the country due to the earthquake is likely to help the sales of LED lighting. However, the market...

Arima smartphone shipments to boom in 2012

Jun 17, 01:35

Handset ODM Arima Communications is striving to sign contracts for smartphones with new clients, and extend the collaboration with its existing customers from feature phones to smartphones,...

Acer may fall out of the worldwide top-3 notebook ranking in 2Q11

Jun 16, 01:20

As Acer is still working on resolving its notebook inventory issues and expects to suffer a sequential shipment drop of 10% in the second quarter, Lenovo, the fourth-largest global...

LED backlight to enter boom season in 3Q11, says Lextar chairman

Jun 15, 15:24

Lextar has stated 50% of current lighting shipments are for Japan-based customers, adding that lighting will contribute 40% of total revenues by the end of 2011. David Su, chairman...

China becomes third-largest panel producer

Jun 15, 01:35

China has become the third largest producer of panels behind South Korea and Taiwan.

China to surpass Japan in large-size TFT LCD panel production in 2Q11, says DisplaySearch

Jun 14, 10:24

With new, higher-generation TFT LCD fabs set to ramp up in China, Chinese TFT LCD suppliers are indicating expanded production plans. As a result, China is expected to surpass Japan...

Taiwan LED industry shows improved May performance

Jun 14, 01:45

Industry observers predict LED backlight modules for TV applications will demonstrate apparent volume production in third quarter 2011 as penetration continues to increase. LED lighting...

Taiwan-based solar cells will grab 16% of global market in 2011, says PIDA

Jun 14, 01:35

According to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA), the market value of Taiwan's solar industry will expand to NT$253.1 billion (US$8.8 billion) in 2011...

Taiwan debates over necessity of nuclear power

Jun 8, 13:56

Arguments over the use nuclear power have been heating up in Taiwan since Japan's earthquake on March 11. Germany's recent announcement of shutting down all nuclear power plants before...

Soaring semiconductor inventory mitigates impact of Japan disaster in 1Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Jun 3, 11:50

Normally a cause for concern, excess inventory actually served as a boon for the global semiconductor industry in the first quarter of 2011 alleviating the severity of component shortages...

Delta Electronics begins use of 3 zero-carbon classrooms in Taiwan

Jun 3, 10:53

Delta Electronics on June 2 inaugurated three zero-carbon classrooms, an energy-saving educational facility, inside three elementary schools located in northern, central and southern...

Demand for aluminum capacitors remains strong 2 months after Japan earthquake

Jun 1, 13:59

Demand for aluminum capacitors has remained strong recently although not as high as the levels recorded in April after the March 11 earthquake in Japan. Some Taiwan makers will continue...

South-Korea based panel firms eager to develop AMOLED technologies, says industry source

May 31, 01:25

AMOLED has been seen as the future for panels displays. South-Korea based firms LG Display and SMD have been setting up AMOLED production lines aggressively. US- and Japan-based firms...

The price of solar cells should not fall below US$0.9 per watt, says Motech chairman

May 31, 01:15

High inventory of solar products has been pushing prices down since second quarter 2011. According to Dr. Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech, the price of solar modules in 2011...

Japan's prime minister to announce new energy plan in G8 meeting

May 26, 12:21

Japan's prime minister Naoto Kan is expected to announce his government's new energy plan, the "Sunrise Plan," at the G8 meeting taking place on May 26-27 in France.

Software designer Wistron ITS cooperates with Hitachi over landmark software

May 26, 01:40

Taiwan-based Wistron ITS, a software design subsidiary of Wistron, has recently cooperated with Japan-based Hitachi and plans to import the landmark information software GeoPDF, which...

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    Before Going to Press | 3h 40min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 3h 40min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 4h 19min ago

  • Acer unveils 8-core 4G LTE smartphone in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 4h 25min ago

  • HTC to push Desire and Butterfly family products to US and Europe

    Before Going to Press | 4h 58min ago

  • Scientech to ramp wet-process semiconductor equipment

    Before Going to Press | 5h 3min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 5h 16min ago

  • Penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs likely to reach 15% in August

    Before Going to Press | 5h 25min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 5h 25min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 5h 36min ago

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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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    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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