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Commentary: Sharp-Qualcomm cooperation unlikely to affect Taiwan-based firms

Dec 11, 15:27

The cooperation between Sharp and Qualcomm is likely to threaten Taiwan-based firms that have also been developing IGZO technology, but IGZO technology and MEMS panels are mainly...

Commentary: NSP, DelSolar merger unlikely to stir industry

Dec 7, 14:54

Some solar makers believe the merger between Neo Solar Power (NSP) and DelSolar, a subsidiary of Delta Electronics, will not affect the industry significantly. Nevertheless, this...

Commentary: Emerging solar market begins trade war

Nov 29, 14:15

A global solar trade war continues to loom as India joins the group of countries that have been conducting anti-dumping probes against firms in China. India, however, also aims to...

Commentary: Will Apple soften its stance against Samsung after reaching peace deal with HTC?

Nov 14, 10:59

The announcement of a comprehensive settlement of patent lawsuits between Apple and HTC comes as a surprise to the smartphone industry, given Apple's previous hostile attitude against...

Commentary: Economies of scale vs. larger burden in solar market

Nov 13, 16:08

Rumors that the three top Taiwan-based solar firms may consolidate into a few large-size firms has been circulating around in the industry. The industry has been questioning the benefits...

Commentary: Is it a blessing for Asustek to have Google backing?

Nov 7, 15:25

Asustek Computer has seen its brand image improve in the US and Japan recently thanks to the launch of dual-branded Nexus 7 in cooperation with Google. Asustek is proud of its product...

Commentary: Notebook ODMs face uncertainties in tablet market

Nov 6, 16:16

The rise of tablets and smartphones, plus the economic downturn in the US and Europe, have been causing PC brands such as HP, Dell and Acer to report unsatisfactory sales results...

tablet

Commentary: Taiwan solar supply chain faces marginalization threat

Nov 6, 14:56

Taiwan-based makers in the solar PV industry may not have merger plans currently, but they all agree that consolidation will be an inevitable step. According to sources from Taiwan's...

Commentary: Solar conductive paste makers build up entry barriers

Oct 29, 12:28

The solar industry has been in a market downturn but solar cell conductive paste makers continue to see better profits. Taiwan-based Giga Solar, a silver, silver aluminum, and aluminum...

Commentary: Short-term subsidization will not help LED industry in the long run

Oct 19, 15:32

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) recently announced plans to subsidize household LED light bulbs, but, there are no unified standards that measure the energy-saving qualities...

Commentary: The pros and cons of China firms investing in Taiwan LED industry

Oct 16, 16:21

Taiwan's government plans to raise the cap on China-based firms investing in Taiwan's LED industry. Some Taiwan-based LED firms welcome the opportunity to work with China-based peers...

Commentary: Non-FIT business model to pave way for grid parity

Oct 15, 11:14

The continuous feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts by Europe's governments and increasing trade barriers have been pushing the solar market into suffocation. The price fall seems never ending...

Commentary: China government implements new strategies for expanding local panel industry

Oct 11, 12:00

China-based panel makers are catching up to Taiwan-based ones in terms of panel production capacity, and China's Ministry of Science and Technology recently announced that it will...

Commentary: The effects of TV subsidies in China

Oct 9, 12:11

Energy-saving subsidies that provide funding for consumer electronic products such as LCD TVs have proven efficacious in China in terms of getting consumers to become greener with...

Commentary: Challenges and strategies of China LED firms

Oct 2, 14:54

China's government has been providing subsidies to help its domestic LED industry. Some firms have been benefitting but others remain in limbo amid rapid product price falls.

Commentary: Island dispute delays multi-lateral FTA between China, Japan, and South Korea

Sep 28, 10:58

The recent island disputes between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea are likely to delay the formation of a multi-lateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the three countries...

Commentary: AUO moving forward

Sep 25, 11:12

A US district court concluded a price-fixing case against AU Optronics (AUO) on September 21 by imposing a US$500 million fining on the Taiwan-based LCD panel maker and sentencing...

Commentary: Falling TV and handset sales tangle Sharp in financial woes

Sep 17, 12:05

Japan-based Sharp is in deep financial trouble, lacking cash to pay back short-term loans. In addition, Sharp's business structure and the shrinking global economy mean it will be...

Commentary: Weakening competition allows Apple to play safe with iPhone 5

Sep 14, 13:52

Apple has finally launched the much-anticipated iPhone 5 with upgraded hardware and software specifications as compared to its predecessor, but not delivering any breakthroughs in...

Commentary: Global solar market losing energy

Sep 14, 11:15

Since the second quarter of 2011, the global solar market has been a ship trying to sail in a hurricane. Solar markets in Europe and the US have been building up trade barriers while...

Commentary: Taiwan economic revival program lacks substance

Sep 12, 14:49

Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Cabinet) has announced a five-point program aiming to invigorate its flagging economy. Prior to the announcement, all segments of society were expecting the...

Commentary: Solar PV system investments dwindle as firms hoard cash

Sep 5, 01:10

The solar PV system segment is one of the most profitable segments in the solar supply chain, especially for firms with stable cash flow. Nevertheless, some firms have not been able...

Commentary: Large-size polysilicon firms in China hope for return to market forces after anti-dumping probes

Aug 29, 15:07

The China government is currently running anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms hoping for large-size domestic firms to...

Commentary: Looming trade war and increasing OEM orders to turn China domestic capacities obsolete

Aug 29, 11:50

The looming trade war has been pushing China-based solar firms to plan for short- and medium-term adjustments to domestic capacities. If demand from the domestic and emerging markets...

Commentary: Epistar expands capacity while facing price competition from China-based peer

Aug 15, 16:03

The LED chip market continues to experience oversupply problems. However, in first-half 2012, most tier-one LED firms in Taiwan were operating with full capacity, which has led to...

Commentary: No winners in solar trade war

Aug 9, 15:23

There are no winners in trade wars why typically see policies used as short-term prescriptions. Governments should consider creating fair competition allow the solar industry to shine...

Commentary: Solar firms should invest in R&D to escape from becoming OEM firms

Aug 9, 15:05

The messy conditions in the solar market have been causing invested firms to reconsider their strategies. Taiwan-based firms should adopt the model of their South Korea-based peers...

Commentary: India marks 1GW solar milestone with power outage

Aug 3, 15:50

For a country to begin and maintain industrialization, infrastructures such as railroad systems, highways, bridges, ports, buildings, roads, and most important of all, electricity,...

Commentary: Taiwan solar module makers face challenges due to lack of government and bank support

Jul 26, 15:48

Most solar module firms around the world have support from their governments and domestic banks. This allows customers that are buying solar modules to obtain bank loans and module...

solar modules

Commentary: Traditional lighting firms increase stakes in LED lighting market

Jul 26, 12:21

The LED lighting market has been attracting traditional lighting firms to adjust business strategies in order to obtain market shares.

LED light bulb

Commentary: Can the LCD panel industry rebound?

Jul 24, 16:20

Both AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) have reported declines in stock prices due to less than expected growth in the third quarter so far and economic instabilities in...

LCD TV competition

Commentary: China solar firms sandwiched between growing costs and shrinking market

Jul 23, 14:40

China-based solar firms have become a target for Europe- and US-based solar firms that are on the brink of bankruptcies. To protect the domestic solar industry, countries have been...

Commentary: Is Nexus 7 launch a blessing or a curse for other Android tablet vendors?

Jul 18, 15:38

Google has begun shipping its Nexus 7 and the initial response to the tablet seems to be positive, with industry sources indicating that the platform vendor will be able to ship 2.5-3...

Commentary: Japan government needs to do more to protect domestic solar industry

Jul 13, 14:47

The government in Japan recently announced lucrative solar feed-in-tariffs that have sparked discussions about Japan becoming the world's second-largest solar market. However, it...

solar cell

Commentary: HIT solar cells may thrive

Jul 12, 12:23

One type of high-efficiency mono-crystalline N-type solar cells is heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT). This type of solar cell has conversion efficiency exceeding 20%...

thin-film
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  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

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