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Digitimes Research: South Korea sets 2013 new solar installation target at 230MW

Mar 19, 11:17

In the beginning of 2012, the South Korea government adopted the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policy. Due to falling prices of related equipment, firms have been participating...

Korea FTC OKs MediaTek, MStar merger

Mar 18, 21:25

South Korea's antitrust agency Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved MediaTek's proposal to merge with MStar Semiconductor, according to the companies.

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Samsung introduces Galaxy S4

Mar 15, 10:40

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics has announced the fourth generation of the Galaxy smartphone series, the Galaxy S4 that weighs 130g.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Europe polysilicon makers seeking cooperation with Taiwan solar wafer makers

Feb 27, 14:29

To avoid possible tariffs imposed by China, Europe-based polysilicon firms have been reportedly seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Solar firms noted that the...

Commentary: Solar cells are the most likely casualties in trade war

Feb 26, 11:36

The effect of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-made solar cells has been questioned especially when China-based solar firms are now able to buy solar...

South Korea sapphire makers to benefit from Rubicon-LG Innotek contract termination

Feb 22, 11:29

US-based sapphire substrate maker Rubicon has announced fourth-quarter 2012 revenues with on-quarter increase. However, the contract between Rubicon and Korea-based LG Innotek ended...

Largan lands handset lens module orders from South Korea

Feb 1, 11:07

Taiwan-based Largan Precision has, for the first time, obtained orders for lens modules from a South Korea-based smartphone vendor, company CEO Lin En-ping said at a January 31 investors...

Digitimes Research: Korea LED lighting firms Kumho and Posco see significant revenues growth in 2012

Jan 18, 11:50

South Korea-based tier-two LED lighting firms Kumho Electric and Posco LED saw 2012 revenues grow 121% and 184% respectively on year.

Polysilicon firm OCI sees net loss for first time in 3Q12

Dec 24, 09:40

When the solar industry was experiencing a boom before 2010, many firms were attracted to enter the market and began massive investments, causing an oversupply which has seen many...

China may levy 30-50% punitive tariffs on polysilicon from EU, US, and Korea in 1Q13

Dec 11, 10:35

China's government reportedly has made a preliminary decision to levy punitive tarrifs on polysilicon imports from EU, South Korea, and US in the first quarter of 2013 in line with...

Taiwan-based LED firms should build brands, says Everlight chairman

Nov 30, 11:11

Taiwan-based LED makers should build LED lighting brands or else the LED market will be dominated by China- and South Korea-based firms, according to Robert Yeh, chairman of Everli...

Digitimes Research: South Korea aggressively promotes LED commercialization policies

Nov 8, 14:40

To promote the commercialization of LED lighting, South Korea's Knowledge Economy Ministry announced in 2006 a "15/30" plan, which means to achieve 30% LED lighting commercialization...

LG sees 3Q12 smartphone shipments increase

Oct 24, 21:36

South Korea-based LG Electronics has reported smartphone shipments in the third quarter accounted for more than 50% of total mobile phone shipments. LG has been focusing on LTE smartphones...

Commentary: Island dispute delays multi-lateral FTA between China, Japan, and South Korea

Sep 28, 10:58

The recent island disputes between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea are likely to delay the formation of a multi-lateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the three countries...

Digitimes Research: Samsung LED 2012 revenues to reach KRW2.5 trillion

Sep 20, 15:50

Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electro-Mechanics each invested 50% to set up Samsung LED. In April 2012, Samsung LED merged into the Device Solutions business unit within Samsung...

Lite-On Semi lands new orders for ambient-light sensors

Sep 14, 15:22

Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales generated from its proximity and ambient-light sensor business to boost significantly in the second half of 2012 as shipments to a new customer...

Taiwan IC backend firms look to expand in Korea

Sep 4, 01:00

Recent moves by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Ardentec suggest that Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are looking to expand their presence in South Korea,...

China may announce polysilicon anti-dumping investigation results at the end of September

Aug 29, 01:50

The results of China's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms are likely to be announced at the end of September, according...

South Korea solar firms may rise as China peers face trade barriers

Aug 28, 11:12

China-based solar firms have been urging Taiwan-based peers to form alliances in order to compete with South Korea-based solar firms if Europe decides to start anti-dumping and anti-subsidy...

Commentary: Solar firms should invest in R&D to escape from becoming OEM firms

Aug 9, 15:05

The messy conditions in the solar market have been causing invested firms to reconsider their strategies. Taiwan-based firms should adopt the model of their South Korea-based peers...

Digitimes Research: Japan, South Korea LED firms expect 2012 revenues to exceed 2011

Aug 8, 12:12

South Korea- and Japan-based LED firms reported first-half 2012 financial results. Samsung Electronics, having consolidated its LED supply chain and resources, predicts 2012 total...

China polysilicon price static as firms wait for government to announce anti-dumping investigation details

Aug 1, 01:15

Despite the possibility of anti-dumping investigations taken up by the China government against US- and South Korea-based firms, the price of polysilicon in China has remained static...

Anti-dumping investigations on US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms begin, says China's Ministry of Commerce

Jul 23, 10:54

China's Ministry of Commerce announced on July 20 it will begin anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against polysilicon imports from the US. The ministry also initiated an...

Digitimes Research: China raises 12th Five-Year Plan LED industry targets

Jun 15, 15:38

China's Ministry of Science and Technology is seeking public opinions on the recently revised goals set for the semiconductor lighting technology development under the 12th Five-Year...

LED lighting

Evidence of polysilicon dumping by US- and South Korea-based firms easily obtainable, say industry sources

May 25, 16:27

If the China government begins an anti-dumping investigations against US- and South Korea-based firms, the process will take much less time to determine a result, according to industry...

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China anti-dumping investigation against US, South Korea polysilicon suppliers would hurt local downstream players

May 25, 10:33

Mainly due to the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by the US on China-made solar cells, China-based polysilicon makers have urged the China government to launch anti-dumping investigations...

solar cell

China government may begin anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe against US firms

May 17, 01:05

As the sixth annual SNEC 2012 PV Power Expo is currently being held in Shanghai, China, industry sources have indicated that there is a possibility that the China government will...

China polysilicon firms accuse US, Korea competitors of dumping

May 2, 11:28

The preliminary result of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy against China-based solar firms was to put a tariff less than 5% on solar product imports from China. This has been...

polysilicon

LCD panel shipments to China TV makers recovered in February, says DisplaySearch

May 2, 11:23

After peaking in December 2011, LCD TV panel shipments to China-based TV makers fell sharply in January. They soon recovered in February, as forecast by DisplaySearch. In February,...

March LED light bulb price fell by 2% in US market

Apr 30, 12:10

Due to the introduction of new LED light bulb products, global LED light bulb retail pricing in March 2012 showed signs of stability, after continuous price falls in the previous...

LED light bulbs

Sony reportedly to use Samsung OLED TV panels

Apr 24, 16:22

Sony plans to use OLED panels made by Samsung Electronics for its Bravia flat panel TV series as of early 2013, which will pose challenges for Taiwanese firms, according to industry...

China polysilicon imports hit record in February, says report

Mar 28, 15:50

The total polysilicon imported by China in February 2012 reached 7,615 tons, up by 62.6% on month and 129.6% on year, according to China news media NE21. The report noted the figures...

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Taiwan LED firms have lower production costs compared to South Korea peers, says Everlight chairman

Mar 14, 14:49

While Samsung Electronics has started a price war for its LED lighting products, Taiwan-based LED fellow makers have the competitive advantage of lower production costs, according...

South Korea firms to push sales of low-price LED TVs

Mar 9, 11:09

Samsung Electronics is rumored to be giving up production of CCFL-backlit LCD TVs to fully adopt LED-backlight modules. The firm will promote direct-lit LED TVs aggressively in 2012...

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Samsung ranks number one in global flat-panel TV market in 2011

Feb 14, 16:35

Market research indicated that 2011 global flat-panel TV shipments reached 222 million units, up 7.5% on year. In particular, Samsung accounted for 20% of the market share, ranking...

Samsung TV
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