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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...

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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...

Digital camera outsourcing from Japan rising quickly, say Taiwan makers

May 25, 11:30

Japan-based vendors of digital cameras will keep increasing their outsourcing to Taiwan-based makers to reduce production costs, and Taiwan makers' share of these vendors' DSC shipments...

Sony to decrease TV shipments target

May 25, 01:10

Due to low sales for its LCD TV department, Sony might decrease shipment targets by 20-30%, according to industry sources. Sony predicted optimistically in 2010 that shipments will...

Japan-based vendors to compete with international makers in overseas Android smartphone markets, say Taiwan makers

May 24, 02:00

While Japan-based handset vendors have offered Android smartphones in the Japan market and may gain certain advantages over foreign competitors, it is difficult for them to compete...

In odd twist, Japan earthquake delivers price stability for large LCDs, says IHS iSuppli

May 19, 14:41

In a strange turn of events, the Japan disaster has caused prices of large-size liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for some applications to rise and for others to decline slightly,...

Thinking shipping protective components to Apple, say sources

May 19, 11:07

Thinking Electronic, which mainly makes protective components for power supplies, reportedly has landed windfall orders from Apple after the Japan earthquake with shipments beginning...

Fujitsu to launch 7-inch Android tablet PC in 3Q11

May 19, 01:00

Japan-based notebook brand Fujitsu has recently launched its self-developed 10.1-inch LifeBook TH40/D tablet PC featuring Windows 7 in Japan, the US and Europe, and the company is...

Total solar cell production from China/Taiwan region increases 152% from 2009-2010, says Information Network

May 18, 14:49

Greater China continues to increase production of solar cells while exporting more than 90% of its product, according to a recent report by The Information Network.

HP places strong notebook orders in May and June

May 17, 01:10

First-tier notebook brand vendor Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently notified its upstream component partners that its component shortage issues have already been resolved with its...

Japan policy change may not solve current lack of demand in solar market

May 12, 11:18

The prime minister of Japan recently made announcements to redesign Japan's Basic Energy Plan by reducing the emphasis of nuclear power and raising the importance of renewable energy...

Hard drive industry to continue facing shortage in May

May 10, 01:35

Japan's earthquake in March has significantly impacted the supply status of the hard drive industry and the effect is expected to persist in May with two of the top-5 makers - Western...

Lite-On reports on-month growth in April revenues

May 10, 01:30

Taiwan-based optical drive maker Lite-On IT saw its revenues in April grew 10% on month to NT$5.27 billion (US$184.04 million) with combined consolidated revenues from the first four...

Tong Hsing sees flat growth in 2Q11 revenues

May 5, 01:05

Taiwan's Tong Hsing Electronic Industries now expects second-quarter revenues to stay flat sequentially, compared with its previous estimate of sequential growth through the last...

Small-size panel shortage could impact 2Q11 DSC shipments

May 3, 01:10

Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) makers including Ability Enterprise, Altek, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Asia Optical may see their DSC shipments in...

Unimicron to raise PCB and substrate prices 10-20%

Apr 29, 11:15

Unimicron Technology plans to raise prices for PCBs and some of its substrate products by 10-20% to reflect rising raw material costs, according to company CFO Tsai-Sheng Shen.

Macronix sees ROM sales slow in 2Q11

Apr 29, 01:10

Macronix International is seeing a slowdown in orders for its mask ROM products, and holds an uncertain outlook due to low order visibility, according to company chairman Miin Wu.

TSMC meets 1Q11 guidance, sees no Japan disruption

Apr 28, 16:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported sales of NT$105.38 billion (US$3.6 billion) and net income of NT$36.28 billion, or NT$1.40 per share, for the first...

Ardentec sees chip demand rebound in 2H11

Apr 22, 16:16

There will be a rebound in demand for semiconductors during the second half of 2011, according to Chi-Ming Chang, president of Taiwan-based test company Ardentec. The impact of Japan's...

Toshiba Honeycomb tablet to hit Japan in June; manufactured by Pegatron

Apr 22, 01:40

Toshiba's new tablet PC with Android Honeycomb will hit store shelves in Japan in June 2011. The device reportedly is being manufactured by Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology.

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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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