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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...

Formosa Epitaxy expects 2013 China LED sales to account for 15-20% of total revenues, according to company chairman

Jan 4, 11:17

The percentage of China LED sales is likely to increase to 15-20% of total revenues in 2013 due to cooperation with Sanan Optoelectronics, according to Frank Chien, chairman of Formosa...

Frank Chien, chairman of Formosa Epitaxy

Commentary: Are Japan-Taiwan solar alliances possible?

Jan 2, 12:02

Japan-based Kaneka, a solar firm that produces N-type mono-crystalline solar cell using heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) technology, has reportedly been discussing cooperation...

Gintech to introduce P-type mono-crystalline solar cell in 1H13, says company executive

Dec 27, 21:46

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech plans to introduce P-type mono-crystalline solar cells with an efficiency of 20% in first-half 2013, according to Wen-Whe Pan, company president...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

International solar firms face entry barriers in Japan

Dec 26, 13:47

Japan's high solar subsidy has attracted many Japan-based firms to enter the market. In addition, international firms have been hoping to enter the market as well. However, Japan...

Japan likely to cut solar feed-in tariff in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Dec 26, 11:11

The Japan government is likely to reduce the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate for solar PV system installations from JPY42 (US$0.50)/kWh currently to either JPY36/kWh or JPY32/kWh in March...

Continuous losses cause solar firms to shy away from N-type mono-crystalline product development

Dec 13, 15:34

The weak solar market has been delaying technological improvements for solar firms. Despite the fact that N-type mono-crystalline high efficiency product may achieve a breakthrough...

HIT solar cell maker Kaneka reportedly in cooperation discussions with Gintech and NSP

Dec 12, 21:48

Japan-based solar cell maker Kaneka reportedly plans to move technology for heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) solar cells to Taiwan, helping Taiwan-based firms to begin...

Long LED lighting certification time becomes market entry barrier, says UL Taiwan

Dec 12, 21:45

To enter the US market, LED components need to pass LM-79 LED luminaire testing, which can take up to nine months, according to UL Taiwan. LED lighting firms have been facing difficulties...

Japan 3-busbar solar cell patent affects OEM orders to Taiwan

Dec 12, 14:06

Japan-based Kyocera obtained a 3-busbar solar cell patent in Japan in September 2012. Some other Japan-based solar firms have been asking Taiwan-based solar cell OEM firms to change...

Digitimes Research: 2012 Japan LED ceiling and tube light market show significant growth

Dec 11, 14:06

The LED ceiling and tube light market showed significant growth in Japan in November 2012. Due to limited electricity, Japan has been raising awareness on saving energy. In 2012,...

AUO Crystal obtains more M.Setek shares

Nov 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that AUO Crystal, its solar material subsidiary, has obtained shares of AUO's Japan-based polysilicon subsidiary, M.Setek.

Japan reportedly to hike energy efficiency levels for imported PV modules in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Nov 13, 20:17

The Japan government will reportedly hike energy efficiency standards for imported PV modules in 2013 from 250W currently to 255-260W for a module made of 60 monocrystalline silicon...

Japan expects solar market to grow rapidly

Nov 12, 10:40

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy held a discussion forum on planning and business opportunities from installing solar PV power-generating plants in Japan. The forum invited experts from...

UL provides Japan S Mark certification testing in Taiwan

Oct 22, 14:46

The government in Japan has been encouraging domestic home appliance firms to produce products that can save energy. Products that fit the requirements of Japan's safety measure,...

Digitimes Research: Rising demand for houses with embedded solar PV systems in Japan

Oct 22, 12:15

Power generated by residential rooftop solar PV systems accounts for more than 80% of total solar-generated power in Japan. However, the cost per unit of Japan's residential solar...

Digitimes Research: Japan continues to rely on China rare earth exports

Oct 19, 12:14

China has a rich supply of rare earths and its production accounts for 90% of the world's total production. Japan has relied heavily on rare earths from China, and in 2010 80% of...

HTC to launch J Butterfly smartphone in Japan through cooperation with KDDI

Oct 18, 15:09

HTC will launch the HTC J Butterfly, a smartphone customized for mobile telecom carrier KDDI, in the Japan market in early December 2012, according to the company.

HTC J Butterfly

Solar cell makers have yet to see impact from Kyocera 3-busbar patent

Oct 16, 12:18

Japan-based solar firm Kyocera obtained a patent for 3-busbar solar cell structure in Japan on September 4, 2012. According to foreign media reports, the firm may use the patent to...

40W retrofit LED light bulb retail prices fall below US$10/unit

Sep 27, 13:49

The global LED light bulb retail pricing has been falling steadily. According to studies, the price of 40W retrofit LED light bulbs dropped on average by 2.2% to US$19/unit in August...

Japan market: Flat screen TV shipments decrease 72% on year from January-August

Sep 26, 15:40

Flat screen TV shipments in Japan have seen an on-year decrease of 72.2% during the months of January to August in 2012, according to JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology...

Price of 17% efficiency solar cells expected to drop below US$0.40/watt

Aug 23, 01:30

The price of Taiwan-made solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 17% may drop below US$0.40/watt at the end of August due to unclear demand. Nevertheless, firms with strong customer...

BenQ sees 2Q12 Japan market share of 12% for gaming LCD monitors

Aug 17, 14:56

BenQ has been actively marketing 24- and 27-inch gaming LCD monitors and reached the largest market share at 12% in Japan in the second quarter of 2012, according company Asia-Pacific...

Global solar installations increase due to government policies, says PIDA

Aug 6, 12:08

Solar installations in 2012 will continue to be affected by government policies, according to Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

Solar cell prices fall to US$0.42/W

Jul 31, 15:27

Quotes of solar cells have been decreasing. The price of solar cells with conversion efficiency of 17% has been falling to US$0.42/W from US$0.45/W, a fall of 6% in a week. The price...

Japan market: WiMAX operator UQ covers a population of 10 million, says company CTO

Jul 11, 12:14

UQ Communications, a WiMAX operator in Japan, has expanded its network to more than 20,000 base stations to cover a population of 10 million, according to company CTO Fumio Watanabe...

BenQ Solar obtains certification from Japan

Jun 25, 14:35

Taiwan-based BenQ Solar, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has obtained Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories' certification and has become one of the...

Japan market: PV FIT is high; so are barriers for foreign vendors

Jun 12, 14:41

The Japan government will begin to provide a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42/kWh (US$0.53/kWh) for roof-top solar PV systems, estimated to lead to a high internal rate of return...

HTC adjusts strategy for North Asia, shifting focus to Japan

Jun 6, 11:46

HTC plans to adjust its marketing strategy for North Asia and will shift its resources to focus on the fast growing smartphone market in Japan, while maintaining a basic operating...

Digitimes Research: System costs drop rapidly in Japan solar market

May 7, 14:58

The residential solar PV system installation market in Japan grew significantly due to increasing clean energy awareness. The market expects new feed-in-tariff (FIT) policies to come...

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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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