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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...


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...


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...


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

Price of small- and medium-size products to fall 20% in 1Q12

Feb 14, 15:44

The price of small- and medium-size LED products is expected to fall by 20% in first-quarter 2012.

South Korea-based LED makers beat out Taiwan makers in LED packaging market share

Feb 14, 15:40

Samsung LED, LG Innotek, Seoul Semiconductors, and other South Korea-based makers together occupied 26% of the global production value for LED packaging in 2011, higher than the 19%...


Digitimes Research: Korea firms keen to work with local suppliers of AMOLED materials and equipment

Feb 6, 11:43

South Korea-based LG Electronics has showcased a new 55-inch AMOLED TV with a thickness of 4mm and weight of 7.5kg. LG plans to launch the product in second-half 2012.


Taiwan LED chipmakers expect 1Q12 LED TV backlight shipments to rise

Feb 1, 01:20

Taiwan-based LED chipmakers Genesis Photonics and Formosa Epitaxy indicate that capacity utilization rates in first-quarter 2012 should be able to reach around 70-80%. In addition,...


Foxlink targets China, South Korea retail markets

Jan 31, 01:35

Taiwan-based component maker and channel player Foxlink will target retail markets of China and South Korea as its major expansion focus in 2012 as Taiwan's retail market is already...

Commentary: Large-size TVs, big opportunities

Jan 19, 16:41

The LCD TV market went through severe price competition in 2011 with products such as 42-inch CCFL-backlit TVs costing only US$199/unit. Industry sources believe this price is close...

Samsung to begin production of 46-inch transparent LCD panels

Jan 18, 01:10

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics has announced that it is expanding the transparent display market with production of a 46-inch transparent LCD panel, beginning January 2012.

CES 2012: Samsung, LG plan to introduce Google TV

Jan 11, 01:35

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics both indicated they plan to introduce Google TV products. However, LG noted that its own Netcast platform will account for 60% of all TV products...


OLED moving to compete in TV market, says DisplaySearch

Jan 9, 11:03

Organic light emitting diodes (OLED) technology advanced rapidly in 2011, a trend that NPD DisplaySearch forecasts will continue through this decade. OLED technology has progressed...

AMOLED revenues surge 169% in 2011 from smartphone adoption, says DisplaySearch

Jan 6, 11:42

The year 2011 was pivotal for OLED displays, particularly AMOLED displays. With strong growth in smartphones, AMOLED shipments are estimated to have reached 90 million units in 2011,...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor 2011 revenues to decrease by 12% on-year

Jan 5, 13:54

South Korea-based large size LED firm Seoul Semiconductor has lowered the expected revenues for 2011 to KRW735 billion (US$639 million). The revenues after update are 12% less than...

LED lighting

Edison Opto sees falling 2011 revenues

Jan 5, 01:20

Edison Opto reported December revenues of NT$195 million (US$6.4 million), an increase of 2.01% on year. The accumulated revenues for 2011 reached NT$2.486 billion, a 17% decrease...

South Korea brands in price war with China solar module makers

Jan 3, 16:15

South Korea-based solar firms such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG have been eager to enter the solar market. The South Korea-based players have been quoting solar modules close to China-based...

Digitimes Research: Samsung may cut LCD panel orders for Taiwan after Sony exit from S-LCD

Jan 2, 10:28

Sony has been cooperating with Samsung Electronics on the TFT LCD business since 2004 when the Japan vendor was optimistic about the growth of the LCD TV market. Large-size panel...

AUO, CMI to introduce AMOLED panels in 2012

Dec 29, 10:06

Taiwan-based panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) will both introduce AMOLED panel products in 2012 to compete against Korean rivals who have been dominating the...

Low order visibility for LED BLUs

Dec 28, 14:51

Despite rush orders for LED backlightings for new TV models in the fourth quarter, demand for LED TVs has remained weak in general, with most LED players holding a cautious outlook...

Digitimes Research: Samsung consolidating LED business

Dec 27, 14:55

In 2010, Samsung LED became the first LED firm in South Korea to have revenues exceeding KRW1 trillion (US$863 million) and ranked as number one among LED firms in South Korea. Its...

LED lighting

Taiwan LED industry output value ranks No. 1 worldwide in 2011

Dec 26, 12:42

Taiwan's total LED output value (including upstream chips/epitaxial wafer, and downstream packaging) in 2011 can reach US$4.537 billion, a slight 0.4% decrease on year, but it ranks...

LED lighting

China polysilicon firms call for government protection

Dec 14, 12:06

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government has been causing concerns for China-based solar firms. China-based polysilicon firms have suggested the Chinese...


Government policies to spur growth of LED lighting in 2012

Dec 14, 01:10

Governments in Asia such as South Korea, China and Taiwan all plan to promote and increase the development of LED lighting in 2012 through various policies. South Korea plans to replace...

LED lighting

Digitimes Research: Despite low demand, Nichia invests US$898 million in LED equipment in 2011

Dec 7, 10:19

In 2010, Japan-based LED firm Nichia had the largest share of the global sales of white light LED products. Its market share far exceeded second- and third-place, Samsung and Seoul...

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China PV installations to surpass US, Japan markets in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Nov 23, 10:14

In the Asia Pacific region, the photovoltaic (PV) market is forecast to grow 39% on quarter and 130% on year in fourth-quarter 2011. Fourth-quarter 2011 installations of more than...

solar panel

Shipments of LCD TV panels to decrease in November

Nov 15, 16:17

Although the average utilization rate of panel makers in October increased to 75% from 68% in September, the increase was due to increases at South Korea-based panel firms, which...

Taiwan market: LGE to ship 200,000-250,000 LCD TVs in 2011

Nov 15, 16:00

LG Electronics (LGE) is expected to reach its goal of shipping 200,000 LCD TVs in the Taiwan market in 2011, with prospects that shipments might even hit 250,000 units, a 10% growth...

Competition heating up in LED sapphire market

Nov 14, 14:35

The sapphire crystal growing/substrate industry has been experiencing aggressive expansion despite the weak LED market. South Korea-based STC is currently the global leader in the...

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