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Hulk Energy obtains IEC, UL certification for Cigs-3000 series PV module

Oct 12, 14:57

CIGS thin-film PV module maker Hulk Energy Technology has obtained IEC 61646, IEC 61730 and UL 703 certification, and it also passed UL Type 1 fire-retardant testing for its Cigs-3000...

Handset vendors decreasing touch panel orders for 4Q15

Sep 4, 15:56

Major handset vendors are only expected to put in about 20-30% of their originally estimated touch panel orders heading into the fourth quarter of 2015, which is putting a damper...

TSMC Solar shutdown reflects challenges to CIGS thin-film PV module makers

Aug 26, 15:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) decision to shut down its wholly-owned subsidiary, TSMC Solar, underscores the challenges facing makers of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide)...

Sharp plans to stop in-house production of a-Si thin-film PV modules, says Nikkei News

Jul 31, 14:09

Japan-based Sharp plans to stop in-house production of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules as they are less price competitive, according to Japan-based Nikkei News

Taisys showcasing smart thin-film SIM, slimduet application at MWC Shanghai

Jul 16, 10:29

Taisys Technologies, a Taiwan-based provider of solutions for vertically integrating telecom and mobile banking services, is exhibiting in-house-developed smart thin-film SIM technology...

Hulk Energy obtains Fraunhofer ISE certification for CIGS thin-film PV modules

Jul 8, 12:00

CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker Hulk Energy Technology has obtained maximum power generation certification by Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for...

Hulk Energy sees booming orders for Cigs-3000 CIGS thin-film PV modules

Jun 10, 15:18

Hulk Energy Technology has received orders for Cigs-3000 series CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV modules with shipments scheduled through August, according to the...

TSMC Solar reaches 16.5% conversion rate for CIGS thin-film PV modules

Apr 29, 11:14

TSMC Solar on April 28 announced that it has attained a record energy conversion rate of 16.5% for 1.09m2 CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV modules using existing...

Touch panel makers see shipments for thin-film touch panels increase

Oct 1, 20:50

Touch panel makers are seeing shipments for thin-film touch panels used in low-priced handsets increase as the technology continues to drop in price.

PV thin-film makers seize North America market share due to the US-China trade war, says EnergyTrend

Aug 8, 10:14

After the US announced its preliminary determination on the CVD and AD duty, PV makers in both China and Taiwan have been confronted by high tariff rates. Module and cell prices shipped...

Digitimes Research: Touch panel makers in Greater China focused on thin-film and OGS products in 2014

May 29, 15:25

Touch panel makers in Greater China are focused on thin-film and OGS products in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Xiaomi to increase orders for thin-film touch panels

Apr 22, 20:58

Xiaomi is expected to increase orders to panel makers for thin-film type touch panels, according to supply chain sources.

TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 7, 09:42

Taiwan-based CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker TSMC Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, will expand its annual...

TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity

Feb 20, 21:28

TSMC Solar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wholly-owned subsidiary maker of CIGS thin-film PV modules, will expand its annual production capacity from 40MWp currently...

Acer to use thin-film touch technology in notebooks and tablets released in 2014

Jan 22, 21:41

Acer will reportedly use mostly thin-film touch technology in notebooks and tablets it releases in 2014, according to supply chain sources.

iPad mini may not be released till 2014, sources claim

Jul 15, 15:39

Apple's next generation iPad mini may not go into mass production until the fourth quarter of 2013, which will likely bring about a 2014 release date for the device, according to...

Foxconn invests in solar energy green houses in China, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 16, 13:50

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plans to cooperate with the local government in China's Guangxi autonomous region to develop solar power applications for agricultural...

Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency

Apr 11, 10:52

US-based GE Energy entered the CdTe thin-film solar cell industry in 2011. In January 2013, GE Energy developed a CdTe thin-film solar cell with conversion efficiency of 18.3%, surpassing...

Thin-film touch panel providers expect to see increased orders from Apple in 3Q13

Mar 25, 21:54

Thin-film touch panel suppliers for Apple are expected to see a large increase in orders from the company in the third quarter of 2013 in preparation for the release of Apple's next-generation...

GET disposes of Shihlien Energy shares

Feb 5, 12:31

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) announced plans to sell all is Shihlien Energy shares, with the total transaction estimated at NT$334 million (US$11 million)...

TSMC Solar introduces monolithic CIGS solar module with 15.1% efficiency

Jan 31, 21:31

TSMC Solar, the solar subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has announced that by using in-house equipment, the firm's monolithic CIGS solar modules have...

Ying-Chen Chao , president of TSMC Solar

Wintek starts trial production on thin-film type touch screen lamination line

Jan 31, 21:09

Wintek has reportedly begun trial production on a thin-film type touch screen lamination line that is expected to go into mass production in the second half of 2013, according to...

Young Fast ships metal mesh thin-film type touch screens to Lenovo

Jan 14, 14:52

Young Fast Optoelectronics has reportedly begun shipping metal mesh thin-film type touch screens to Lenovo for is 13.3-inch notebook products as of the beginning of January 2013,...

GIS to expand lithography process-based production to develop thin-film type products

Dec 26, 15:17

Touch screen maker GIS, which is a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, is reportedly planning to increase its capacitive thin-film type capacity for producing more lithography process-based...

Viking Tech gross margin to top 40% in 3Q12

Oct 23, 11:01

Passive component maker Viking Tech is expected to report a gross margin of over 40% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 37% recorded in the previous quarter, according to estimates...

China-based solar firms buying unused second-hand thin-film solar equipment

Aug 6, 10:35

Solar firms have been looking for unused second-hand solar equipment. Currently, polysilicon equipment is under negotiation, while thin-film equipment has been sold due to existing...

Archers Systems to supply equipment for thin-film and HIT solar cell makers

Jul 12, 01:40

Archers Systems, a Taiwan-based equipment provider for solar, display and integrated circuits, has revealed plans to target customers that produce thin-film solar and heterojunction...

solar panels

Young Fast medium-size thin-film touch panels to grow 50% sequentially in 2Q12

May 25, 01:10

Young Fast Optoelectronics is expected to see its shipments of medium-size thin-film touch panels grow by 50% sequentially in the second quarter of 2012, but revenues are likely to...

GET refutes production suspension of thin-film solar products

May 22, 14:09

Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Green Energy Technology (GET) has refuted rumors it is suspending production at its thin-film solar division.

Thin-film solar firms expand operations into solar PV systems

May 16, 15:06

Thin-film solar products have been marginalized since the price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has fallen drastically in the past year. Before, when the ratio of solar...

thin-film solar

US solar market is cost-sensitive: Q&A with Chris O'Brien, head of market development at Oerlikon Solar

Apr 30, 09:58

The global solar market went through turbulences in 2011. The prospect for the solar market in 2012 is still unclear due to several incentive cuts by European governments and lack...


Solartech CIGS thin-film subsidiary obtains TUV certification

Mar 15, 16:39

Sunshine PV, the CIGS thin-film solar business unit of Solartech, recently obtained certification from Germany-based TUV Rheinland.


CIGS thin-film solar makers await for better market condition

Mar 12, 10:56

CIGS solar product makers may have to wait longer to prosper. The solar market has been off-balanced since 2011. This has been causing many solar firms to suffer losses. The market...

thin-film solar products

CIGS thin-film solar products get more attention

Feb 6, 14:37

The price drop of mainstream polysilicon solar modules has put thin-film solar module firms in turmoil. Some industry observers believe for solar firms to grow, they need to find...


Neo Solar Power reports narrowing net loss for January

Feb 4, 11:03

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported fourth-quarter 2011 net losses of NT$1.666 billion (US$56 million). EPS in the fourth quarter were negative NT$4.46. Fourth-quarter...

NSP solar cell
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    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    Photo: Company, Apr 28.

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    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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