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Digitimes Research: January 40W-equivalent LED bulb prices in Japan market down on month

Feb 19, 11:43

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,633 (US$16) and JPY2,473 respectively in January 2014, slipping...

Japan market: Asustek dominates DIY motherboard sales, says BCN

Dec 17, 15:03

Asustek Computer shared 45% of own-brand motherboard sales in Japan's DIY market during January-November 2013, surpassing the second- and third-largest vendors with 25% and 18%, respectively,...

Spansion gearing up for Japan MCU market

Nov 21, 21:35

Having acquired Fujitsu's MCU unit, Spansion is set to expand its presence in Japan with a focus on industrial and other application-specific applications.

Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

Digitimes Research: Softbank new smartphone portfolios to support high-speed 4G LTE services

Oct 16, 14:27

Japan-based carrier Softbank unveiled recently its new smartphone portfolio for the upcoming 2013-2014 winter/spring selling season, reducing the number of new models to four compared...

KKBOX aims to become largest subscription-based streaming music operator in Japan

Jun 11, 15:02

KKBOX, a Taiwan-based operator of online streaming music services, began operations in the Japan market on June 1, 2013 and aims to become the largest operator eventually, according...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Renesas, and Sony return to profitability in 1Q13

May 31, 14:39

Japan's top-three semiconductor firms, Toshiba, Renesas Electronics, and Sony, saw on-year decreases in their fiscal 2012 (from April 2012 to March 2013) revenues, but profits impr...

Digitimes Research: Global LED light bulb shipments to reach 842 million units in 2013

May 29, 21:31

LED light bulb penetration rate in Japan is likely to reach 60% in 2013. LED light bulb commercialization grew rapidly in Japan, but because the lifespan of products is around 40,000...

Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April

May 10, 15:56

April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month decrease of 4% and 12.5%,...

SAS to acquire full stake in Sino Solar

May 8, 12:22

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on May 7 announced a merger with Sino Solar, its joint venture which makes crystalline silicon solar cells, through the acquisition...

Doris Hsu, president of SAS

Top 20 solar module suppliers grab 70% market share in 1Q13, says Solarbuzz

May 3, 11:19

The top 20 solar module suppliers accounted for almost 70% of global solar shipments in first-quarter 2013, according to Solarbuzz.

Syscom Computer sets up CloudMaster joint venture

Apr 25, 13:56

Syscom Computer Engineering, a Taiwan-based IT system integration service provider, on April 24 announced the establishment of CloudMaster, a joint venture with Japan-based Tokai...

Taiwan LED firms eying Japan market in 2013

Apr 22, 15:53

Taiwan-based LED firms aim to expand share in the Japan market in 2013. Japan-based firms used to have strong competitive advantages due to patents. However, some of the lawsuits...

Global average prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs fall in March, says LEDinside

Apr 22, 10:50

The global average price of retrofit 40W LED light bulbs fell 3.9% on month in March, to US$17.10/unit. March global average pricing of retrofit 60W LED light bulbs fell 6.5% on month,...

Japan Display has begun to see profits, says president

Apr 12, 10:43

Japan display has begun to make profits and aims to surpass other countries in LCD technologies, according to Shuichi Otsuka, president of the firm.

Optical film maker Wah Hong sees March revenues increase 43% on month

Apr 9, 14:46

Optical film maker Wah Hong Industrial saw March consolidated revenues reach NT$943 million (US$31.3 million), up by 43.47% on month and 2% on year. Wah Hong accumulated NT$2.587...

China solar market to experience demand swings, says Solarbuzz

Apr 9, 11:44

Falling demand in the China market drove global solar demand down to 6.2GW in the first quarter of 2013, said Solarbuzz. The figure represents an on-quarter decrease of 23%. Although...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Sony see semiconductor revenues grow; Renesas struggles to make profits

Mar 25, 15:40

Due to rising prices of NAND flash in the third quarter of 2012, Japan-based semiconductor firm Toshiba has reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of its semiconductor business unit...

Digitimes Research: Japan 2013 solar installations to reach over 3GW

Mar 25, 11:08

The Japan government continues to promote the use of renewable energy and lower the percentage of electricity generated from nuclear power. In July 2012, the government announced...

Lextar to introduce T8 LED light tube at Taiwan International Lighting Show

Mar 21, 11:43

The Taiwan International Lighting Show will be held in Taipei from March 26-29 and Taiwan-based LED firm Lextar plans to exhibit an eight-foot (2.4m) T8 high efficiency LED tube li...

Commentary: Who would buy the Panasonic handset business unit?

Mar 20, 22:09

Japan-based Panasonic reportedly plans to sell its handset business unit. Industry observers believe China-based firms might be interested, but the chances of the Japan vendor reaching...

Commentary: Nuclear dispute creates opportunity for LED lighting firms

Mar 12, 14:02

Whether Taiwan needs another nuclear power plant has been under heated debate. As more people question the safety of a new nuclear power plant that is being constructed, LED firms...

Taiwan solar cell quotes remain unchanged

Mar 5, 11:26

Solar firms in Greater China hoped to increase quotes before the Lunar New Year holidays, but a delay in China announcing its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe results has deterred...

Some tier-one Taiwan solar cell makers see increased orders from Japan

Mar 5, 11:05

Due to the expectation that Japan will lower its solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) in April and the US punitive tariffs' impacts on China-made solar products, some tier-one Taiwan-based...

Japan January 40W retrofit LED light bulb price drops by 7.7%

Mar 1, 11:11

The global average price of 40W retrofit LED light bulbs in January 2013 increased by 4% on month, reaching US$19.4/unit, while the price of 60W retrofit LED light bulbs dropped by...

Mainstream solar modules to become 250W due to rising demand from solar PV systems

Feb 6, 21:47

Due to rising demand for rooftop solar PV systems, 250W solar modules with 60 solar cells are expected to become the mainstream.

Commentary: Reconsideration on Taiwan-Japan industry alliance

Jan 31, 15:02

A Taiwan delegtation formed by government officials, researchers and industry players recently concluded a six-day visit in Japan, where they probed the possibilities of forming strategic...

Commentary: Taiwan central bank needs to adopt necessary measures to face global currency battle

Jan 30, 11:30

The Japan government recently started its quantitative easing (QE) policies putting pressure on other Asia currencies. Taiwan's premier Sean Chen has urged Taiwan's central bank to...

Solar industry to revive in 2013, says PIDA

Jan 28, 11:11

According to Taiwan's Photonic Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA), multiple factors such as low prices, falling demand in Europe and continuous incentive cuts...

Genesis Photonics receives orders for Match LED

Jan 18, 11:28

Genesis Photonics is currently showcasing its new Match LED at Lighting Japan 2013. According to the firm, the price and gross margin of Match LEDs are more competitive than mainstream...

Match LED

LED lighting CAGR to reach 31% in 2010-2020, says Toshiba Lightech

Jan 17, 22:17

According to Japan-based Toshiba Lightech, Japan's LED lighting market is expected to account for around 40% of the global LED lighting market from 2012-2013 with penetration rate...

Commentary: Europe solar market to see adjustments; Asia demand to rise in 2013

Jan 15, 15:45

The solar market saw many unexpected events in 2012. Solar makers believe in 2013, the Europe market will see adjustments such as Germany installations declining to government-planned...

Commentary: The LED lighting market boom

Jan 14, 16:15

In 2012, demand for TV-use LED backlight products was high, helping LED firms to maintain high to full capacity utilization rate. As many governments are beginning to ban the use...

Digitimes Research: Panasonic LED lighting accounts for 10% of global market in 2012

Jan 10, 13:58

In 2012, Panasonic's LED lighting accounted for 10% of the global market. The firm has been expanding product lines and expects to obtain a 37.5% share in Japan in 2013. Panasonic...

GET sees December revenues decrease 3.75% on-month

Jan 9, 22:06

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw December revenues reach NT$739 million (US$25 million), representing an on-month decrease of 3.75% and on-year decrease...

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    Sharp to introduce LED lamps for home uses

    Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market nine models of LED lamps with high energy efficiency and long service life. These mercury-free lamps have the same standard screw-in...

    Photo: Sharp, Aug 25.

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    KJS PM series netbook

    Kohjinsha (KJS) has recently launched a 4.8-inch PM series netbook equiped with an Intel Atom processor, a touchscreen display, as well as a keyboard. The netbook, with low boot-up...

    Photo: Company, Oct 2.

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    Kairen digital photo frame keychain

    Japan-based Kairen has introduced a digital photo frame key chain, the PHOTTY-AL15. The product features a 1.5-inch LCD screen with 128128 resolution, and 250:1 contrast ratio,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 6.

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    Fujitsu FLEPia color e-paper display

    Fujitsu Frontech and Fujitsu Laboratories have announced the start of consumer sales in Japan of a color electronic paper display (EPD) mobile terminal, the FLEPia. The FLEPia features...

    Photo: Company, Mar 25.

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    While a number of IC vendors have begun shipping chips supporting TD-LTE, including base band chips, radio frequency chips, APs, SoC solutions and soft modems, shipments of base band chips account for a majority share of total TD-LTE chip shipments currently, according to Digitimes Research.