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Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency
Press release | April 11, 2013
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 the record efficiency from industry leader First Solar. However, within less than one month, First Solar announced the firm has successfully developed CdTe solar cells with conversion efficiency of 18.7%.
Digitimes Research: Solar incentive programs aim at steady growth till grid parity
Press release | April 10, 2013
In 2012, the global solar market was affected by incentive policy changes in various countries. Now such incentive programs are mostly aimed at pushing steady market growth until grid parity is achieved.
Digitimes Research: Notebook players see combined growth of about 20% in March shipments
First-tier notebook brand vendors and ODMs saw their shipments grow significantly on month with the top-five brand vendors together enjoying a shipment growth of 20% and the top-three ODMs a combined 21% increase, according to Digitimes Research's latest notebook figures.
Digitimes Research: Intel's strategies delaying Thunderbolt standardization
Press release | April 9, 2013
Although Intel's Thunderbolt (TBT) technology is able to carry a transmission speed of 10Gbps, costs involved to achieve such a result are not cheap, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Firms display LED strengths at 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show
Press release | April 3, 2013
LED lighting standards were one of the focuses at the 2013 Taiwan International Lighting Show as many firms introduced LED light bulbs meeting the requirements of Energy Star in hope to enter the international market. In addition, Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker Ledlink developed lamp shells to help firms to manufacture products with omni-directional beam angle.
Digitimes Research: Androidbook may show up in 3Q13
Press release | April 2, 2013
Google has already been in the notebook industry for almost three years with its Chromebook. Although the device's shipments are still small, the volume should be able to surpass one million units in 2013 due to more promotions, Digitimes Research estimates.
Digitimes Research: China IC foundries focus on domestic market
Press release | April 1, 2013
China's consumption of semiconductors has increased gradually in recent years, encouraging foundries including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), Shanghai HuaHong NEC Electronics Company (HHNEC), Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (ASMC) to stay focused on the domestic market, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: Mobile devices to drive 2013 DRAM market
Press release | March 29, 2013
Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, will spur an almost 30% increase in overall DRAM bit demand in 2013, according to Digitimes Research.
Digitimes Research: China 2013 rare earth mining targeted at 46,900 tons
To prevent an oversupply of rare earth materials, China's 2013 rare earth mining target is only half that of 2012, at 46,900 tons. China's export quota has been around 30,000 tons since 2010 and the actual export volume has been lower due to falling demand from major customers in countries such as Japan and the US. The actual export volume in 2013 is forecast at around 60% of the export quota.
Digitimes Research: China panel makers continue to improve their panel technology
Press release | March 28, 2013
China-based panel makers BOE, Tianma Micro-electronics and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) are showing increasing signs of improved technology and are likely to start producing more high-end panel products in 2013.
Digitimes Research: Global LED tube light shipments to reach 220 million units in 2013
Global LED tube lighting shipments in 2013 will increase to 220 million units to account for 5.5% of the entire lighting market, as LED tube lights'...
Digitimes Research: Europe solar trade tariffs may slow down market growth
The European Union (EU) plans to announce the details of its anti-subsidy tariff against China-based solar firms on June 6, 2013. The tariff is expected...
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q13 down sequentially, up on year
There were 31.93 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2013, decreasing on quarter by 26.1% but increasing on year by 66.1%, according...
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Digitimes Research: US new solar installations may only reach 3.5GW in 2013
The US has rich natural resources and states in the southwest region have sufficient sunshine with an annual average of over 2,200 hours. Western states...
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC shipments rise 22% in 1Q13
Shipments of LCD driver ICs by Taiwan-based IC design houses for the first quarter of 2013 grew 21.6% from a year ago to NT$20.18 billion (US$673.8 million)...