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Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets

9h 19min ago

In terms of app sales revenues, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are among the top-5 Google Play markets globally, according to James Sanders, Asia Pacific director of Google Play.

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

Toshiba signs MoU to sell memory business to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 13, 15:22

Toshiba announced on September 13 that the company has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bain Capital Private Equity, the lead member of a consortium currently...

Toshiba to break ground for new memory fab in 2018

Sep 11, 14:21

Toshiba has announced subsidiary Toshiba Memory has selected Kitakami City in Japan's Iwate prefecture as the next location to expand its flash memory operations. Construction of...

Digitimes Research: Mobile e-payment services in Japan promising

Sep 5, 15:54

Apple Pay and Android Pay - launched in Japan market in October and December 2016 respectively - are expected to hike consumers' willingness to use mobile e-payment services, as the...

Toshiba says talks to sell Toshiba Memory continue

Sep 1, 14:55

Toshiba has disclosed negotiations with three potential buyers for its memory chip business, Toshiba Memory, continue.

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

Toshiba says court order will not affect memory operations

Aug 16, 13:50

Toshiba has been ordered by a US court to resume Western Digital's access to certain Toshiba's databases, but this order will not affect the operations of its memory chip unit - Toshiba...

Free Bionics enters Japan market with motion assistance robot

Aug 16, 10:58

Taiwan-based wearable motion assistance robot developer Free Bionics has recently signed contracts with medical equipment distributor USCI Japan for it to promote its robots to major...

Digitimes Research: Japan AI focuses on medical applications

Aug 10, 09:43

Though slightly lagging behind in R&D and application of AI (artificial intelligence) technology as compared with the US and some countries in Europe, Japan has a strong AI focus...

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Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

Global chip sales increase in 2Q17, says SEMI

Aug 7, 14:57

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$97.9 billion during the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.8% over the previous quarter and 23.7% more than the second quarter of...

Toshiba to invest in new fab without SanDisk

Aug 4, 10:00

Toshiba will invest in Fab 6 of its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan) alone, after failing to reach an agreement with manufacturing partner Western Digital (formerly SanDisk) on...

Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China

Jul 27, 15:10

Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works looking to build new plants.

Supply of 8-inch silicon wafers has been tight

PTI optimistic about 3Q17

Jul 25, 21:46

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its sales to peak in the third quarter, and remains optimistic about the outlook for the fourth quarter.

Ardentec obtains testing orders for car-use chips from TI

Jul 21, 14:59

Taiwan-based Ardentec has grabbed testing orders for car-use chips from Texas Instruments (TI), which will buoy its sales performance in the third quarter, according to industry so...

Rakuten introduces Taiwan products for online sale in Japan

Jul 21, 14:41

Japan-based online shopping operator Rakuten has cooperated with Taiwan-based Commerce Development Research Institute to set up a Taiwan Life Pavilion on Rakuten's online shopping...

IC vendors ramping up solutions for voice assistants

Jul 19, 10:42

A number of China- and Taiwan-based IC design houses are ramping up their production of speaker solutions, MEMS microphones and other chips to meet increasing demand for voice assistant...

Traditional PC market fares slightly better than expectations as component shortages ease, says IDC

Jul 14, 15:28

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, posting an on-year decline of 3.3%, according to...

50 Japan-based PV firms shut down in 1H17, says Nikkei

Jul 14, 15:06

50 Japan-based companies engaged in PV related business were insolvent and forced to close operations in the first half of 2017, 2.2 times that for the first half of 2016. Total debts...

Advantech sees growing June revenues thanks to contribution from Northeast Asia and emerging markets

Jul 11, 14:23

Advantech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.37 billion (US$145.96 million) for June, growing 19% from May's NT$3.67 billion and 12.34% from June 2016's NT$3.89 billion,...

Advantech enjoys revenue growths in June

General Energy Solutions sells PV station in Japan

Jul 5, 22:08

General Energy Solutions (GES) has sold a PV station with installation capacity of 14.68MWp in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to a Canada-based clean energy company, according...

Global semiconductor sales increase 22.6% in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 11:29

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.9 billion for the month of May 2017, an increase of 22.6% compared to the May 2016 total of US$26 billion and 1.9% more than the April...

Talks to sell Toshiba Memory continue; announces new products

Jun 30, 11:01

Toshiba has disclosed the company continues to negotiate the sale of its memory chip business, Toshiba Memory, with Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development...

Digitimes Research: Japan government boosts development of high-precision 3D maps

Jun 29, 13:48

The Japan government, in line with the goal of realizing autonomous driving in Japan before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, is promoting development and production of high-precision...

WD comments on Toshiba bid on flash JV

Jun 21, 20:38

Western Digital has issued a statement regarding Toshiba's selection of a consortium led by Korea-based SK Hynix and Bain Capital Japan, with funding provided by the government in...

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory-chip business sale

Jun 21, 16:00

Toshiba announced on June 21 that its board of directors had resolved to select the consortium of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development...

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

Toppan welcomes partnership with China firms

Jun 13, 15:22

Toppan Printing welcomes the potential for China-based companies to become partners, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor. Toppan is looking to work closely with China-based...

Korea replaces Taiwan as largest semiconductor equipment market

Jun 6, 14:55

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a record US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 14% higher than...

Japan market: Sharp to use Foxconn-made semi-finished PV panel frames to save costs, construction time, says paper

Jun 6, 14:29

Sharp will adopt semi-finished PV panel frames produced by Foxconn Electronics, a majority shareholder of Sharp, for PV power-generating stations it will establish in Japan, in a...

Facebook said to expand datacenter scale and prepare new hardware devices for 2018

Jun 5, 23:15

Facebook is reportedly planning to establish more datacenters worldwide for possible launches of new services, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that...

PTI increases stake in Tera Probe to nearly 60%

Jun 1, 15:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), which has struck a deal with Micron Technology to take up the US vendor's stake in Japan-based wafer testing specialist Tera Probe, has announced...

E Ink, Japan Display co-develop LTPS e-paper

May 25, 10:40

E Ink Holdings (EIH) has revealed it has developed e-paper displays based on LTPS backplanes provided by Japan Display. Such e-paper displays have resolutions of 400ppi (pixels per...

Ardentec expanding automotive MCU testing business in Japan

May 17, 15:17

Ardentec has expanded its automotive MCU testing business in Japan, which will further buoy its sales performance starting in the second quarter of 2017, according to industry sour...

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    Sony SmartBand 2

    Sony Mobile has unveiled smart bracelet SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and designs as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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    Toshiba WERAM1100 wristband

    Toshiba has released a wearable fitness tracker, WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan. An integrated accelerometer enables the WERAM1100 to estimate physical activities, such as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 14.

  • Toshiba+Exceria+Pro+SD+cards

    Toshiba Exceria Pro SD cards

    Toshiba has announced that it will launch a new series of SD memory cards offering the world's fastest data write speed. The latest edition to its line-up of Exceria memory cards...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.