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Asahi Glass to build plant in Brazil

Apr 26, 10:06

Asahi Glass (AGC) has said it is eyeing Brazil's construction and automotive glass markets. The Japan-based glass substrate supplier announced plans to invest JPY40 billion (US$470...

Samsung 7.5G LCD project in China heaping pressure on Taiwan rivals

Apr 22, 14:33

Samsung Electronics reportedly has said it may start construction of its 7.5G panel plant in China as early as in May 2011 with mass production of panels likely to begin in early...

IC packager ASE steps up investment in China

Apr 21, 01:20

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing firm Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has revealed plans to invest a total of US$1.2 billion on manufacturing facilities in Shanghai,...

Memory module firm Silicon Power opens new plant

Apr 18, 12:10

Taiwan-based Silicon Power Computer & Communications, which produces NAND flash devices and DRAM modules as well as solid-state drives (SSD) and portable hard drives, has announced...

Ferric core maker Acme reports explosion at plant

Apr 14, 01:25

Taiwan-based Acme Electronics, which produces mainly ferrite cores, has reported an explosion at its plant in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan. Seven employees were injured.

GBM new PCB plant in Chongqing to come online in November

Apr 13, 15:40

PCB maker Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) will realize its plan to build a PCB plant in Chongqing, western China slated for volume production in November 2011, according to the com...

Unitech new PCB plant to begin volume production in November

Apr 11, 14:44

PCB maker Unitech Printed Circuit Board will begin to install production lines at its new plant in Ilan, northeast Taiwan in August with the commercial run of the plant slated for...

AUO may build polysilicon plant in Taiwan

Apr 7, 16:09

In the wake of Japan's March 11 massive earthquake, M.Setek, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has closed down its solar-grade polysilicon plants in Sendai and Souma, due to disrupted...

ASE mulls plant expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 6, 15:04

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has submitted an application to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), seeking approval to invest US$800-900 million to...

LED chipmaker Tekcore to set up epitaxial wafer plant in Nanjing, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 1, 12:15

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Tekcore has signed an agreement with the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone to set up an epitaxial wafer plant in Nanjing, China, according...

PC market is fine, says Compal chairman

Mar 31, 01:50

Compal Electronics chairman Rock Hsu, commenting on both Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer reducing their PC shipment forecasts, declined to comment on its clients, but pointed out that...

CSOT maintains mass production schedule of 8.5G plant in 4Q11

Mar 30, 01:15

Despite possible delays in equipment deliveries, China Star OptoELectronics Technology (CSOT), the 8.5G subsidiary of China-based TCL, is in talks with suppliers and trying to reduce...

Sony expects to suspend production plant for high-end models, Foxconn expected to gain orders

Mar 23, 01:45

In addition to the five production plants in the middle to southern part of Japan which will be affect by supply shortages of materials and components caused by the recent earthquake...

Sharp hopes to set up 10G plant in China

Mar 23, 01:35

Although Sharp's application to set up an 8G TFT-LCD production plant in China was denied, Sharp has reportedly applied to set up a 10G plant instead in Nanjing with a schedule to...

Thinking wins thermo-sensitive resistor orders from US tablet PC vendors

Mar 23, 01:15

Protective component maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has received thermo-sensitive resistor orders for US-based tablet PC vendors, according to the company.

Taiwan manufacturers concerned with radiation contamination from Japan materials

Mar 22, 01:45

Taiwan-based manufacturers are now concerned that upstream materials from Japan could be contaminated by radiation from the nuclear power plant accident. Industry Technology Research...

Holy Stone tantalum capacitor plant in Japan to resume operations on March 22

Mar 21, 12:16

Passive component maker Holy Stone has announced that the tantalum capacitor plant of its Japan-based subsidiary Holy Stone Ploytech Company (HPC) located in the Fukushima prefecture...

Chassis maker Waffer to sell its plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan

Mar 18, 15:21

Taiwan-based notebook chassis maker Waffer Technology, on March 17, announced will sell its plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan for an amount higher than NT$552 million (US$18.66 million).

Nittobo plant suspension may hit PCB supply chain

Mar 18, 01:40

With Nittobo suspending production at its plants, the global supply of fiber glass yarns used to make PCBs is likely to be reduced, industry sources have speculated.

Elpida says packaging and testing unit back in operation

Mar 17, 12:35

Elpida Memory has announced that Akita Elpida Memory, a packaging and testing subsidiary of Elpida, has resumed production on restoration of electricity supply.

Power shortage halts Sony and Seiko Epson plant operation

Mar 15, 15:25

The earthquake on March 11 has affected the manufacturing operations of Japan-based Sony and Seiko Epson. Sony indicated that it has halted production in six plants, and the SCID...

Japan earthquake: Toshiba closes down CIS plant; may result in further tightening of supply

Mar 15, 11:51

Toshiba has closed down its plant that produces logic ICs and CMOS image sensors (CIS), including those for handsets, in Iwate, Japan because of the power failure caused by the March...

Digitimes Insight: SEH plant suspension may hit global wafer supply chain

Mar 14, 15:52

While the massive tremor that ravaged the northeastern part of Japan did not cause damage to Japan's major production sites for DRAM and flash memory products, it may disrupt the...

SAFC Hitech Taiwan breaks ground for material production plant at STSP

Mar 9, 11:08

SAFC Hitech Taiwan on March 9 broke ground for its latest production plant for materials used in advanced nano processes for LEDs and semiconductors at the Southern Taiwan Science...

Taiwan government lifts all restrictions on investment in China for panel makers

Mar 9, 01:00

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan has officially lifted all bans on panel makers investing in China regarding the size of production plants or investment in China-based...

Gintech breaks ground for solar wafer plant

Mar 7, 16:44

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy on March 7 broke ground for its solar wafer plant in Miaoli, Taiwan. The plant is under Gintech's solar wafer subsidiary, which also include Taiwan...

GCL-Poly to spend US$500 million to set up LED plant

Mar 2, 01:50

China-based upstream solar material supplier GCL-Poly recently started construction of an LED production plant in Jiangsu, scheduled to complete at the end of 2011. Initial investment...

Toshiba, Sony enter agreement for facility transfer

Mar 1, 12:23

Toshiba, Sony and Sony Semiconductor Kyushu (SCK) have executed definitive agreements based on the non-binding MOU signed earlier between Toshiba and Sony for the transfer from Toshiba...

Compal to set up notebook plant in Chongqing

Feb 25, 01:40

Compal Electronics announced on February 24 that it will invest NT$294 million (US$9.94 million) to set up a notebook plant in Chongqing, China slated to begin to volume production...

Intel announces new chip plant in Arizona

Feb 21, 10:07

Intel has announced plans to invest more than US$5 billion to build a new chip manufacturing facility at its site in Chandler, Arizona. Designated Fab 42, it will be built as a 300mm...

Sintek not building 5.5G LTPS plant

Feb 17, 15:55

Sintek Photronic chairman Chang Wen-yi has corrected quotes regarding Sintek's cooperation with Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) in a Digitimes report on Feb 16 saying that Sintek is...

TSMC to move in equipment for CIGS plant in 2Q11

Feb 17, 11:01

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on February 16 reported that equipment move-in for its copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film plant will begin in the second...

Foxconn, Sony to set up world largest LCD TV plant in northern China, says report

Feb 16, 01:00

Foxconn and Sony will establish a joint-venture LCD TV plant with an annual production capacity of 30 million units and workforce of 50,000 staff initially, making it the largest...

AUO expects mass production of AMOLED panels at 3.5G plant in 2H11

Jan 28, 01:25

AU Optronics (AUO) is currently installing equipment for AMOLED production at its 3.5G line and is scheduled to start mass production in the second half of 2011, according to executive...

DelSolar to open new solar cell plant in mid-2011

Jan 21, 02:05

Solar cell maker DelSolar has held a beam-raising ceremony for its new plant in Zhunan, Taiwan. The new facility, which will have a total planned capacity of 1GWp, is scheduled to...

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    CES 2011: Samsung 7 Series sliding tablet PC

    Samsung Electronics showcased its new tablet PC, the 7 Series sliding PC, featuring Intel's Atom processor (Oak Trail) and Windows 7, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. The...

    Photo: Yen-Shyang Hwang, Jan 11.

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    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

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    E-Ink cooperates with Epson on e-paper

    Seiko Epson and E-Ink announced a jointly developed display controller IC enabling new capabilities for E-Ink's Vizplex-enabled electronic paper displays. The Epson display controller...

    Photo: Digitimes, Apr 18.

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    Intel starts operation at new 45nm fab in US

    Intel announced that it officially starts production of new-generation microprocessors for PCs, laptops, servers...

    Photo: Company, Oct 29.

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    Sharp opens second LCD TV plant in Mexico

    Sharp held an opening ceremony on October 15 for a second plant newly built inside the compound of Sharp Electronica Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SEMEX), Sharp's production base in Mexico...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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