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  • Digitimes Research: Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers

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  • Anpec, GMT set to report revenue growth for 3Q16, says report

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  • China to lower PV feed-in tariffs for 2017, say reports

    Before Going to Press | 1h 45min ago

  • LG Chem to launch 2nd-generation batteries for electric vehicles, says report

    Before Going to Press | 1h 46min ago

  • 25 million Ultra HD TV panels shipped globally in 1H16, says Sigmaintell

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  • Oppo aims to ship 130-140 million smartphones in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 1h 49min ago

  • Taiwan semiconductor industry to increase 7.2% in 2016, says TSIA chairman

    Before Going to Press | 1h 52min ago

  • Quanta Cloud Technology opens marketing office in Germany

    Before Going to Press | 1h 53min ago

  • Taiwan market: About 660,000 smartphones shipped in August

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  • TWTM 2016 taking place in Taipei

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  • TAICS to cooperate with US TIA on 5G, IoT

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Brave C&H Supply to be listed on Taiwan OTC in October

Sep 28, 11:34

Precision screen maker Brave C&H Supply will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) bourse in late October, according to the company.

Prices for solar-grade monocrystalline, polycrystalline silicon wafers drop to US$0.68, US$0.50

Sep 27, 21:59

China-based makers have lowered quotes for a M2-size solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer and polycrystalline silicon wafer to US$0.68 and US$0.50 respectively, according to industry sources.

AUO sells stake in Malaysia-based PV module maker

Sep 21, 11:02

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary AU Optronics Singapore Pte. has disposed of 1.129 billion common shares of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based PV module maker established with US-based SunPower on a joint venture basis in 2010, at US$0.15...

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China lacks funds to subsidize renewable energy

Sep 20, 11:19

The China government is short of the funds required to subsidize generation of renewable energy, mainly PV and wind power, with the gap reaching a cumulative amount of CNY55 billion (US$8.27 billion) at the end of June 2016 and is estimated to increase to CNY60 billion by the end of the year, China-based...

SAS starts solar cell production in Germany, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:22

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has had its wholly-owned PV module subsidiary Aleo Solar GmbH begin production of mono-Si solar cells at a factory in Germany, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Motech to cut 200 workers, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:13

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported to the administration of Southern Taiwan Science Park that it will reduce workforce by 200 workers due to decreased orders, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

China solar poly-Si wafer makers lower capacity utilization

Sep 12, 21:05

Some China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of high inventory levels due to weak demand, have decreased the utilization of production capacities from 80-100% originally to 50-60%, according to industry sources.

Jinko Solar quits EU MIP framework

Sep 12, 14:53

China-based PV module maker Jinko Solar Holdings has decided to voluntarily withdraw from the MIP (minimum import price) framework established by the EU.

Taiwan sets short-term PV installation capacity target of 1.52GWp

Sep 9, 14:57

The Taiwan government on September 8 approved a 2-year PV power generation development project proposed by the Bureau of Energy (BOE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, with a target total PV installation capacity of 1.52GWp, consisting of 650MWp for the period ending in June 2017 and 870MWp for...

Motech, TSEC see decreased August revenues

Sep 9, 11:03

Solar cell maker Motech Industries' August consolidated revenues slipped 9.29% sequentially and 21.9% on year to NT$1.774 billion (US$55.9 million), while fellow maker TSEC reported consolidated revenues of NT$577 million, falling 6.86% sequentially and 17.93% on year.

Gintech Energy sees decreased August revenue

Sep 7, 12:31

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on September 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$604 million (US$19.0 million) for August, decreasing 28.66% on month and 57.91% on year, and those of NT$10.958 billion for January-August, rising 10.25% on year.

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

MOEA sets tentative 2017 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Aug 31, 14:50

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy to be generated in 2017, with the rates for PV power generation downward adjusted by 6.65-7.10% from 2016 levels.

GCL-Poly to acquire SunEdision technology, factory assets

Aug 30, 11:24

China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will acquire crystal-growing and polysilicon-making technologies as well as manufacturing assets from US-based SunEdison at US$150 million, according to China-based media reports.

EU cancels MIP status of Neo Solar Power, Motech China subsidiaries, say reports

Aug 29, 16:06

The European Union (EU) has removed China-based subsidiaries established by Taiwan-based Neo Solar Power and Motech Industries from the MIP (minimum import price) framework, according to China-based media reports.

Formosa Sun Energy wins EPC contract for setting up 4MWp rooftop PV systems in southern Taiwan

Aug 29, 11:54

Formosa Sun Energy has won an open-bid project from the government of Chiayi City, southern Taiwan, to set up rooftop PV systems with total installation capacity of 4MWp in the city, according to the company.

Jinko Solar is top China PV module maker in 1H16

Aug 29, 08:55

Jinko Solar Holdings shipped 3.316GWp of PV modules during the first half of 2016, the largest among China-based makers, according to China-based media reports.

Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.

Trina Solar to begin production of 5BB solar cells, say reports

Aug 24, 21:41

China-based PV module maker Trina Solar will begin production of 5-bus-bar (5BB) crystalline silicon solar cells in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to China-based media reports.

Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up capacity in Malaysia, say reports

Aug 22, 15:38

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xian LONGi Silicon Materials will set up annual integrated production capacity consisting of 300MWp for solar-grade monocrystalline silicon ingots, 1GWp of corresponding wafers, 500MWp of monocrystalline silicon solar cells and 500MWp of PV...

GCL-Poly Energy to set up 5GWp high-efficiency solar wafer factory

Aug 22, 14:29

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will invest CNY2 billion (US$301 million) to set up a factory with annual production capacity of 5GWp high-efficiency solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers in the Suzhou High-tech Zone, Suzhou City, eastern China, according...

NSP, Cathay Life Insurance set up JV for investment in PV power generation

Aug 19, 15:17

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has announced the establishment of a joint venture mainly with Cathay Life Insurance, and the new entity will invest in PV power stations in Taiwan.

TSEC signs NT$1 billion joint lending

Aug 19, 14:17

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC on August 18 signed with seven local banks for a syndicated loan of NT$1 billion (US$31.7 million), with the funds to be used to expand annual production capacity to 15GWp at the end of 2016, according to the company chairman Ellick Liao.

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao

Neo Solar Power suffers net loss per share of NT$1.03 for 2Q16

Aug 15, 21:46

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on August 15 released financial report for the second quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$4.504 billion (US$141 million), gross margin of -8.90%, operating loss of NT$991 million, net loss of NT$935 million and net loss per share...

Gintech Energy, GET net NT$1.37, NT$1.32 per share for 1H16

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 22:13

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on August 10 released their financial reports for the second quarter of 2016, posting net EPS of NT$1.37 and NT$1.32, respectively, for the first half of the year.

Motech posts 2Q16 profits

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 11:57

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.844 billion (US$276 million), gross margin of 9.69%, operating profit of NT$440 million, net profit of NT$303 million and net EPS of NT$0.62 for second-quarter 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$18.464 billion,...

China state-run firms set aggressive efficiency goals for PV stations

Aug 8, 22:23

China's state-run enterprises have started the open-bid selection process for PV module suppliers for model PV power-generating stations to be established in China in 2016, and because they set a too high required power output standard for PV modules made of polycrystalline silicon solar cells (poly-Si...

Neo Solar Power to issue US$120 million overseas convertible bonds

Stockwatch - Aug 5, 15:30

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on August 4 decided to issue 3-year secured zero-interest convertible bonds worth US$120 million on overseas stock markets, according to the company.

GET, SAS July revenues down on month, up on year

Aug 5, 14:31

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on August 4 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.208 billion (US$37.8 million) for July, decreasing 5.09% on month but increasing 1.64% on year. Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), meanwhile, reported July-revenues of NT$2.635...

Inventec actively developing PV business, says chairman

Aug 3, 10:59

Inventec Solar Energy will expand annual solar cell production capacity to 1.6GWp and 300MWp for PV modules in 2016 and may invest in establishing PV power stations in Taiwan if the government offers incentives, according to Richard Lee, chairman of notebook ODM Inventec, the parent company of the...

Solartech sees decreased July revenues

Aug 2, 11:14

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$664 million (US$20.8 million) for July, falling 34.8% on month and 24.33% on year, and those of NT$6.848 billion for January-July grew 34.92% on year.

GCL System Integration Technology to expand solar cell capacity

Aug 1, 11:59

GCL System Integration Technology will raise up to CNY3.346 billion (US$494 million) to expand solar cell production capacity, according to media reports in China.

CGN Solar Energy Development to procure 900MWp of PV modules, say reports

Jul 29, 10:25

China-based state-run CGN Solar Energy Development will set up 10 model PV power-generating stations with total installation capacity of 500MWp and eight ordinary stations with that of 400MWp in China and thus will procure PV modules via open tender. 25 PV module suppliers will participate in the open-bid,...

China imports 71,000 tons of polysilicon in 1H16

Jul 28, 15:33

China imported 71,000 tons of polysilicon for making solar wafers in the first half of 2016, increasing 18.1% on year, according to industry sources.

ET Solar, LONGi set up joint venture for PV module marketing

Jul 27, 11:23

China-based PV module maker and PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor ET Solar and mono-Si solar wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials have established a joint venture specifically for marketing the former's mono-Si PV modules mainly in overseas market, according to industry...

State Power Investment procures 2.75GWp of PV modules

Jul 27, 11:16

China's state-run State Power Investment, the largest PV power generation investor in China, has recently procured 2.75GWp of PV modules via open-bid competition, according to industry sources.

China may lower target PV installation capacity in 13th 5-year plan

Jul 26, 11:12

The China government, in response to waste of electricity generated by PV power stations that could not be on grid due to insufficient local power grids, is likely to downward adjust the target total PV installation capacity of 150GWp in the 13th Five-year (2016-2020) National Development Plan, according...

Latin America on track to install 2.7GW of solar-PV capacity in 2016, IHS says

Jul 21, 12:14

Across Latin America, public tenders for photovoltaic (PV) projects are raising the pulse of the market, but challenges remain. A recent spike in new solar installations in Latin America is putting the region on track to reach 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) module capacity in 2016,...

Green Energy Technology obtains Taiwan patent for wafer-processing solution

Jul 20, 12:32

Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 19 announced that it has obtained a patent for an in-house-developed etching solution and method of surface roughening of silicon substrates, and an etching technology for processing surface of silicon wafers, from...

Green Energy Technology

China market: PV installations in 1H16 estimated at 20GWp

Jul 19, 12:23

The total PV installation capacity for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems established in China in the first half of 2016 is preliminarily estimated at 20GWp, according to China-based media reports.

EU finds 3 more China PV module makers in breach of MIP agreement

Jul 13, 20:08

The European Union (EU) has notified the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) that it has removed three more China-based PV module makers from the MIP (minimum import price) framework because they have violated the agreement signed by the EU and...

China PV module makers cut output

Jul 13, 12:16

Some China-based PV module makers have reduced output, while others will do so due to high inventory levels, according to industry sources.

CGN Solar to set up PV power station under China pilot program

Jul 12, 11:51

CGN Solar Energy Development, an affiliate of state-run China General Nuclear Power Group, will establish the first PV power station under a government pilot program in 2016, according to industry sources.

Delta Electronics revenues increase in June

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.

SAS June revenues hit record

Jul 11, 10:56

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.765 billion (US$85.3 million) for June, an historic high, with growth of 10.53% on month and 6.47% on year, NT$7.550 billion for the second quarter, rising 6.48% on quarter and 6.02%...

Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power June revenues down sequentially

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 10:47

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.825 billion (US$87.2 million) for June, slipping 4.81% on month but growing 32.27% on year, while fellow maker Neo Solar Power had those of NT$1.257 billion dipping 26.11% on month and 30.45% on year.

Japan to cancel restrictions on PV module brands for setting up PV power-generating stations

Jul 7, 15:33

The Japan government plans to amend current regulations in August 2016 to cancel the requirement that applicants looking to establish PV power-generating stations or PV systems list brands and specifications of PV modules to be used. The change is expected to increase total PV installations in Japan...

GET, Gintech Energy June revenues down on month, up on year

Jul 7, 14:40

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.273 billion (US$39.3 million) for June, decreasing 26.33% on month but increasing 10.43% on year, while crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy reported NT$1.434 billion,...

University team develops technology to recycle solar cell waste

Jul 1, 11:26

The Department of Resources Engineering under National Cheng Kung University has developed oily slurry recycling technology to process waste from crystalline silicon solar cell production.

GET may see operating loss in July

Jun 30, 10:49

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) is likely to see business operation swing from profitability to operating loss in July 2016 due to drops in product price, company president Swean Lin said at a shareholders meeting on June 29.

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