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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...

Compal begins construction of new plant in Chengdu, China

Jan 21, 01:10

Compal Electronics has begun construction of a new plant in Chengdu, western China slated to complete in June 2011, according to local media reports. Compal said its total investments...

Unimicron mulling additional investment in China

Jan 20, 12:39

Taiwan-based PCB maker Unimicron Technology has announced it recently signed an investment MOU with the economic development committee of Nantong City in Jiangsu, China, planning...

Previous-generation restrictions can be discussed, but no chance for investment in China-based companies, says premier Wu

Jan 19, 01:50

Wu Den-yih, premier of Taiwan's Executive Yuan, has commented that the previous-generation limitations on panel makers for setting up TFT-LCD panel production plants can be discussed,...

BOE to start mass production at 8.5G in 3Q11, CSOT in 4Q11

Jan 18, 01:55

China-based BOE Technology is expected to produce its first TFT-LCD panel at its 8.5G plant in the second quarter of 2011 and start mass production in the third quarter, while China...

Taiwan Nitto Optical to set up in-house polarizer capacity at CMI 8.5G plant

Jan 17, 10:37

Taiwan Nitto Optical will invest NT$213 million (US$7.2 million) to set up polarizer production capacity inside Chimei Innolux's (CMI) 8.5G TFT-LCD panel fab at the Kaohsiung Science...

Danen, Walsin Lihwa reportedly team up to build solar wafer plant in China

Jan 14, 01:40

Danen Technology and Walsin Lihwa Holdings plan to jointly set up a solar wafer plant in Liyang, Jiangsu Province, China, with investment totaling US$500 million, according to China...

HannStar sets up production lines for glass thinning and cover lenses

Jan 14, 01:10

In addition to its touch panel module plant in Nanjing, China, HannStar Display has recently started to set up production lines for glass thinning process and color lenses, and is...

Wuhan Xinxin to expand capacity for 65nm and 40nm processes

Jan 13, 16:24

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch chip plant located in the central China province of Hubei, has passed an environmental impact assessment for its expansion plan,...

Wintek acquires more land for touch panel capacity expansion

Jan 12, 01:45

Wintek has announced that the company spent NT$404 million (US$13.85 million) to acquire land around its Taichung Huanzhong plant for future capacity expansion.

HannStar to produce IPS panels at 5.3G

Jan 12, 01:40

Eyeing the demand from smartphones and tablet PCs, HannStar Display will resume production of IPS panels at its 5.3G plant, and is scheduled to start mass production at the end of...

Solar wafer maker Danen moves up plans for new plant

Jan 11, 14:49

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology has moved up the construction of phase two of its second plant and will hold the ground breaking ceremony on January 11, 2011. Phase two will have...

Giantplus to start operation of back-end touch panel module plant in Kunshan, China

Jan 11, 01:40

Giantplus Technology's back-end touch panel module production plant in Kunshan, China will start operation in January 11, and the company will soon start second-phase capacity expansion...

Transcend moves global production base back to Taiwan from China

Jan 11, 01:05

Memory module maker Transcend Information has moved its global manufacturing base from China back to Taiwan. The new facilities in Taipei are equipped with 20 production lines and...

Fire breaks out at Compeq plant in Taiwan

Newswatch - Jan 10, 12:04

A fire broke out at a PCB plant in Dayuan, northern Taiwan operated by Compeq Manufacturing on January 8. The fire was put out quickly and no injuries were reported. The cause of...

Sitronix and BOE to cooperate for medium- to large-size panel plant, says report

Newswatch - Jan 5, 15:53

Taiwan-based IC design house Sitronix Technology will reportedly cooperate with China-based BOE Technology to set up production plant for medium-to large-size TFT-LCD panels, according...

Qualcomm all set for a 4.5G Mirasol plant in Taiwan

Jan 4, 01:20

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT) is expected to install equipment at its new Mirasol plant in Taiwan in October 2011, and start volume production at the beginning of 2012, according...

CPT to set up front-to-backend touch panel production line in Fuzhou, China

Dec 31, 01:10

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) plans to set up a touch panel production line covering from front-end touch sensor production to backend binding with TFT modules at its Fuzhou production...

BOE signs loan of CNY10.5 billion for 8.5G plant

Dec 30, 16:28

China-based BOE Technology has announced that its subsidiary Beijing BOE Display Technology has signed a syndicated loan of CNY10.5 billion (US$1.59 billion) for its 8.5G TFT-LCD...

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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.

  • Sharp+opens+second+LCD+TV+plant+in+Mexico

    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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