TSEC to expand PV module capacity in 1Q20
TSEC has disclosed it will expand its annual PV module production capacity from 500MWp to 800MWp in first-quarter 2020.
URE, Tainergy report losses for 1H19
Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE) and Tainergy Tech have reported net losses of NT$906.2 million (US$28.89 million) and NT$31.1 million respectively for second-quater 2019.
TSEC, Giga Solar report losses for 2Q19
Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC and PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials saw second-quarter 2019 operations swing to net losses of NT$24.4 million (US$782,000) and NT$27.4 million respectively.
SAS to set up TOPCon solar cell capacity in 2H19
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker, has disclosed a plan to invest NT$300-400 million (US$9.6-12.8 million) to set up initial annual production capacity of 200MWp for N-type TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) mono-Si solar cells...
TSEC, URE, Motech see mixed July growths
Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC, United Renewable Energy (URE) and Motech Industries have reproted mixed growths for July.
SAS reports 2Q19 loss
Solar wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net loss of NT$2.282 billion (US$72.78 million) for second-quarter 2019.
China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor has acquired a 40% stake in China-based shingled array PV module maker DZS Solar from state-run power generation equipment maker Dongfang Electric, becoming its largest shareholder with a stake ratio of 77%, according to industry...
The US government, at the fifth review of the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on China-produced crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules, has generally lowered final tariff rates from the rates determined at the fourth review, according to industry sources.
AUO to add investment in PV project firm
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it and its investment arm Konly Venture will jointly add stake investment of NT$1.65 billion (US$53.1 million) in Star Shining Energy, a Taiwan-based holding company handling PV power generation projects.
China minor PERC cell makers lower prices
Second- and third-tier China-based PERC solar cell makers have cut prices to levels significantly lower than those quoted by first-tier ones, according to industry sources.
Global PV module demand estimated at 125.5GWp in 2019
Global PV module demand in 2019 will reach 125.5GWp, increasing 15.99% on year, according to EnergyTrend under Taiwan-based TrendForce.
GET to be dissolved
The board of directors of Green Energy Technology (GET) has announced a decision to liquidate and dissolve the soalr-grade crystalline silicon wafer company.
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE), in line with continued transformation of business operationa to return to profitability, is likely to further cut personnel in second-half 2019, according to company chairman Sam Hong.
REC Silicon suspends plant amid US-China trade row
REC Silicon has disclosed it will suspend its FBR facility in Moses Lake, Washington on July 15, 2019 as its access to polysilicon market in China has not been restored.
PERC solar cell prices falling
PERC solar cell international prices have been dropping 3-4% weekly with no signs of stopping amid weak demand, according to industry sources.
URE, Motech, TSEC post mixed June revenues
Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported sequential decrease in June consolidated revenues, while fellow makers Motech Industries and TSEC saw sequential growth in the month.
E-Ton to lay off most employees
E-Ton Solar Tech has announced a plan to lay off most of its employees after deciding to suspend solar cell production in April 2019.
Taiwan PV subsidization not enough, says SAS chairman
Taiwan's PV subsidization program is less active and efficient in boosting innovation in technology than China's, according to MK Lu, chairman of solar-grade silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS).
SAS unveils N-type solar cells
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has unveiled CelcoN, an N-type solar cell model using TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) manufacturing technology, and plans to start production in the first half of 2020, according to company president Doris Hsu.
Solar-grade silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has announced the recognition of a provision of NT$4.35 billion (US$138 million) for an onerous contract for supply of polysilicon.
Highlights of the day: G2 and Beyond
SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence (AI) will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionizing all industries. Son was speaking for the first time in public in Taiwan at...
G2 and Beyond: Foxconn founder sees 'one world, two systems' leadership framework forming
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou has noted that G2 - the US and China - will replace G20 in a new leadership framework: one world, two systems.
G2 and Beyond: Taiwan should target top-end manufacturing, says Katerra CEO Michael Marks
Michael E Marks, incumbent chairman of Katerra and former CEO of Flextronics has pointed out that Taiwan should focus on the manufacturing of products with premium values instead of mass production of entry-level devices.
Commenting on the US-China trade tensions and how they are affecting the ICT upstream supply chains in Taiwan, Japan and Korea, Digitimes president Colley Hwang has pointed out that the row is in fact a war between the two superpowers over control of technologies.
SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son believes artificial intelligence will bring the biggest paradigm shift in human history, revolutionize all industries.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2019
Second-quarter 2019 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China showed 39.1% sequential growth, higher than previously...
China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2019
Smartphone shipments by China-based vendors in second-quarter 2019 topped 180 million units, soaring 26.7% on quarter and 5.6%...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...