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  • Last update: Wednesday 1 October 2014 [164 news items]

Thin-film solar products face increasing difficulties in commercialization

Sep 1, 15:06

The solar market has been facing tough challenges in 2011. The price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has been falling rapidly causing alternative types of solar products...

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Auria Solar posts lower than expected revenues in 1H11

Sep 1, 12:27

Auria Solar's audited financial report for the first half of 2011 shows lower-than-expected revenues due to uncollected goods by an Italy-based client, according to the thin-film...

NRG Solar begins operations at facility in New Mexico

Sep 1, 10:41

NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, has started producing electricity at its 20MW Roadrunner Solar Generating Facility, the second-largest PV project in the state of New Mexico...

GET lowers 2011 financial guidance

Aug 30, 15:14

Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Green Energy Technology (GET) has lowered its 2011 financial guidance. EPS was originally forecast to be NT$15, but has been decreased to negative NT$2.90...

Increasing demand of conversion efficiency to pose obstacles for thin-film solar products

Aug 18, 13:58

Solar power system firms have been focused on rooftop systems due to changes in the incentive programs in Europe. Hence, solar power system firms tend to demand solar cells with higher...

First Solar sees 2Q11 revenues down due to policy uncertainties

Aug 5, 11:44

First Solar has announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Net sales were US$533 million in the quarter, a decrease of US$34.5 million from the first quarter of 2011,...

Commentary: CIGS firms face tough competition

Aug 2, 15:48

Price competition among polysilicon solar cells have been causing the price for copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells to decrease as well. As governments in...

NexPower posts 1H11 shipments of 43.16MWp of a-Si thin-film PV modules

Jul 22, 11:13

A-Si thin-film PV module maker NexPower Technology shipped 43.16MWp of modules in the first half of 2011, growing 24.2% on year, according to the company. NexPower landed a large...

BeyondPV stops trading on Taiwan stock market

Jul 21, 14:20

Thin-film PV module maker BeyondPV has announced that its stock is now no longer traded on Taiwan's Emerging Stock Board (ESB).

NexPower turns out microcrystalline tandem-junction thin-film PV modules at conversion rate of 10.4%

Jun 30, 10:47

NexPower Technology has successfully produced microcrystalline tandem-junction thin-film PV modules with an energy conversion rate of 10.4% and a power-generating capacity of 160W...

White-box players supply close to 20% of global tablet PC shipments in 1Q11

Jun 28, 01:05

White-box tablet PC players are rising quickly in the tablet PC industry with related shipments already accounting for close to 20% of global tablet PC shipments in the first quarter...

Consumer products to adopt solar panels

Jun 27, 15:07

Following Apple's footsteps in installing solar panels in consumer products, Samsung has introduced the first solar panel netbook, NC215S.

Taiwan to cooperate with China to secure steady supply of rare earth materials

May 17, 15:45

Due to restrictions on the production and export of rare earth materials, the price of the elements has been reaching new levels. The price of praseodymium oxide grew from CNY80,000...

Growing demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules in Southeast Asia, but the pressure to cut quotes is high

May 5, 11:52

Demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules is growing significantly in the Southeast Asia region including the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand, but potential clients are asking for low...

Viking Tech shares up 34% on first-day OTC trading

Mar 17, 01:40

Taiwan-based Viking Tech, which specializes in the design and manufacture of chip resistors, saw its share price soar 33.75% on its first day of trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter...

Tong Hsing, Viking Tech to expand LED heat sink substrate capacities

Mar 11, 11:50

Taiwan-based LED heat sink substrate makers Tong Hsing Electronic Industries and Viking Tech both plan to ramp up their capacities to accommodate rising demand coming from the LED...

Viking projects over 40% growth in 2011 revenues

Mar 11, 01:10

Taiwan-based Viking Tech, which specializes in the design and manufacture of chip resistors, has forecast that its revenues for 2011 will climb 40-50%. Automotive thin-film resistors...

Viking Tech to expand thin-film resistor capacity 20-30% in 2011

Mar 1, 16:45

Taiwan-based Viking Tech, which specializes in the design and manufacture of chip resistors, plans to expand capacity for thin-film resistors by 20-30% in 2011 to meet demand from...

ITO replacement market booming, says Information Network

Mar 1, 14:18

While indium tin oxide (ITO) is widely used as the material for transparent electrodes in an assorted range of electronic devices including thin film photovoltaics, touch-screen displays,...

Apple secures 60% of global touch panel capacity, causing tight supply

Feb 17, 01:50

In order to achieve its internal goal of shipping 40 million iPad products in 2011, Apple has occupied close to 60% of the global touch panel capacity causing tight supply among Apple's...

Equipment maker Kenmec expects 2011 revenues to reach NT$7 billion

Jan 5, 14:15

Automation equipment maker Kenmec Mechanical Engineering expects 2011 revenues to challenge NT$7 billion (US$240.45 million) thanks to aggressive capacity expansion by TFT LCD panel...

Prices for a-Si PV modules to fall into 2011

Dec 21, 14:43

Quotes for amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules are likely to fall below EUR1/W (US$1.32) sometime in 2011 versus EUR1.1-1.2/W in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to...

Sun Well to set up 130MWp micro-Si thin-film PV module capacity in 2011

Dec 2, 01:00

Sun Well Solar, a Taiwan-based maker of a-Si thin-film PV modules, will establish microcrystalline silicon (micro-Si) thin-film PV module production lines in 2011, with an initial...

Thin-film solar system rate of return exceeds poly-Si for the first time in Germany

Oct 27, 01:25

With Germany's feed-in-tariff (FIT) slash in the third quarter of 2010, and strong demand from other solar markets buoying upstream prices, the internal rate of return (IRR) of installing...

CMC solar subsidiaries turn profitable

Oct 27, 01:00

CMC Magnetics subsidiaries Sunwell Technology and Sun Q Solar have turned profitable. Thin-film module maker Sunwell said on October 26 that orders remain strong and full capacity...

NexPower breaks ground for thin-film solar cell plant in Shandong, China

Oct 13, 14:24

NexPower Energy, a United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) subsidiary, on October 13 held a groundbreaking ceremony in Jining, Shandong Province for the construction of a thin-film...

Soaring PV demand drives record equipment spending from c-Si cell and thin-film makers, says Solarbuzz

Oct 12, 15:47

Quarterly manufacturing capacity added during the third quarter of 2010 broke through the GW barrier for the first time, driving PV equipment spending to a new quarterly high, according...

China-based thin-film PV module maker Trony debuts on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Oct 8, 01:45

Trony Solar Holdings, the largest China-based amorphous and micromorphous thin-film PV module maker, on October 7 listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at a opening price of HK$5.85...

Quotes for silicon-based thin-film PV modules remain flat

Oct 8, 01:10

Taiwan-based amorphous single-junction (a-Si) and micromorphous tandem-junction (micro-Si) thin-film PV module makers have maintained their third-quarter 2010 prices of US$1.20/W...

CMI to merge Chi Mei Energy

Oct 1, 01:35

Chimei Innolux (CMI) will merge with Chi Mei Energy effective on November 1. Chi Mei Energy, a maker of thin-film solar modules, was originally under Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO),...

Solar module maker Sunwell turns profitable in September

Oct 1, 01:00

Thin-film solar module maker Sunwell Technology on September 30 announced that it broke even in August 2010 and began turning a profit in September. The Taiwan-based company has orders...

Ceramic thin-film substrate maker Tong Hsing ramping output

Sep 29, 01:35

Ceramic substrate maker Tong Hsing Electronic Industries (THEIL) expects sales of its LED thin-film ceramic substrates to continue on a growth track, and plans to add more production...

TSMC to adopt solar equipment from Taiwan suppliers

Sep 21, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to adopt automation systems from Taiwan-based equipment suppliers for producing CIGS thin-film solar cells, according to Rick...

Astronergy purchases new thin-film silicon equipment from Oerlikon

Aug 11, 11:20

China-based Astronergy and Oerlikon Solar jointly announced a follow-up purchase agreement for Oerlikon's thin-film module equipment. With this order, Astronergy will increase its...

LED chipmakers develop new substrates to improve heat dissipation

Jul 16, 14:48

LED chipmakers are developing new substrates based on copper-tungsten, ceramic or diamond thin-film to replace sapphire substrates to improve heat dissipation amid the surging demand...

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    Osram Ostar Projection P2W

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. The Osram Ostar Projection...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • Osram+Dragon+Dome

    Osram Dragon Dome

    Osram's Dragon Dome provides a focused beam of high-power Infrared LED (IRED) with a range of more than 100 meters. It has a compact design and does not need an external lens. With...

    Photo: Company, Oct 8.

  • TMD+7%2Dinch+LTPS+LCD+panel

    TMD 7-inch LTPS LCD panel

    Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD) has developed a 7-inch low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT LCD panel for vehicle-mounted and industrial uses, which enables multi-touch input on the...

    Photo: Company, Apr 28.

  • Applied+Materials+Solar+Technology+Center+in+China

    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.

  • Osram+TopLED+Black+series

    Osram TopLED Black series

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has released its new TopLED Black series which can achieve luminous intensity of 1.9cd at 20 mA. Its black packages prevent reflection from incident light,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 3.

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