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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...

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...

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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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