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 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.
G2 and Beyond: SoftBank chairman, Foxconn founder, Katerra CEO shed light on global supply chain at Taipei forum
Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou, SoftBank Group chairman Masayoshi Son, and Katerra CEO Michael E Marks gathered together at a Taipei forum on June 22 to dissect the importance of Taiwan in the global IT supply chain, as a new world order is being shaped by the arm-wrestling between the...
Highlights of the day: Intel cutting CPU prices
Highlights of the day: DRAM advancement
Despite the prospect of the US-China trade tensions further driving down DRAM pricing in the second half of the year, vendors continue to advance their technology for the memory. On another front in the semiconductor sector,...
Highlights of the day: Smartphone market woes
The US-China trade war has put Huawei, and in general the smartphone market, in limbo. Huawei has sharply cut orders for flagship smartphones, according to supply chain information available to Digitimes Research. The woeful smartphone...
TSEC lands significant orders for PV modules
Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has disclosed it has obtained an order for PV modules from PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor Star Energy, with shipments to be finished by year-end 2019.
Moving out of China seems to be an irreversible trend for many IT products manufacturers at the moment. But where are they relocating? For Wistron, India is a key destination; for HHD vendors, their contract manufacturers are converging...
The escalating US-China trade war is sending IT firms moving their manufacturing operations from China to avoid the tariffs imposed on Chinese products. But plant relocation is much easier said than done, as it is a complicated process...
China PV installations in 1Q19 down 46.1% on year
New PV installations around China in first-quarter 2019 totaled 5.2GWp in capacity, decreasing 46.1% on year, according to National Energy Administration (NEA).
URE sees May revenues increase
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.286 billion (US$72.6 million) for May, increasing 12.89% sequentially and 136.6% on year.
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is setting up production lines for pure silicon and silicon dioxide (silica) used as anode materials of batteries in Taiwan and those for cathode materials of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries at its factory in eastern China, according to company...
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments slipped 39.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, while compared to the same quarter a year...
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 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...