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Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale...

Japan-based vendors see decreased digital camera shipments in May, says CIPA

Jul 1, 20:07

Japan-based vendors shipped 3.046 million digital cameras worth JPY75.62 billion (US$618 million) globally in May, with the volume decreasing 9.5% on month and 12.4% on year, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan has potential demand for UAVs

Jun 29, 21:28

While Japan is less active than the US, Europe and China in promoting application of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the UAV industry is significantly developing following the establishment...

Digitimes Research: 8K solutions to start appearing in 2018

Jun 23, 15:37

Panel makers aim to tackle the 8K market starting 2018 when Japan will offer various channel transmissions in 8K, and the World Cup is held in Russia. Demand will continue to grow...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Japan Display aims to hold 30-40% share in high-end smartphone panel market in 5 years

Jun 16, 15:41

Japan Display (JDI) aims to hold a 30-40% market share in the high-end smartphone panel market five years from now, according to various media reports in Taiwan that quoted company...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate...

Ledlink Optics enters supply chains of automakers in Germany and Japan

Jun 10, 11:31

Ledlink Optics, a maker of secondary optical lenses used in LED lighting products, has successfully entered the supply chain of automotive LED lighting by becoming a supplier for...

Rohm to produce motor controller for emerging markets in October

Jun 4, 16:04

Japan-based semiconductor maker Rohm will start mass producing a power-saving motor controller for white appliances for emerging markets in October. The product will be manufactured...

Japan startup Socionext aiming big in IT industry

Jun 3, 12:12

Socionext, a Japan-based corporation focused on the design, development, and sales of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions/services, is a new company to the technology industry after having...

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Taiwan FPCB makers facing increasing competition from Japan for iPhone orders

Jun 1, 11:41

Taiwan-based flexible (FPCB) makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to lower their prices in order to fend off competition from Japan-based rivals for securing...

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

Japan Display holds top spot in vehicle display shipments in 2014, says PIDA

May 26, 21:51

Japan Display held the largest proportion of vehicle display shipments in 2014 at 18%, surpassing former leader Innolux, according to PIDA.

Giga Solar Materials starts operation of 17MWp PV power-generating station in Japan

May 21, 21:19

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on May 19 kicked off commercial operations of a 17MWp ground-mounted PV power-generating station in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern...

Japan sees bankruptcies down 18% on year in April, but overall debt rises, says research firm

May 14, 22:21

The number of enterprise filing for bankruptcy in Japan was down 18% on year to reach 748 cases in April, but enterprises' overall debts were up 37% on year to reach JPY192.8 billion...

Digitimes Research: Japan online video market to grow significantly starting 2H15

Apr 29, 22:40

Japan's online video market is expected to grow significantly starting the second half of 2015 when Netflix begins to offer its services, NTT DoCoMo launches its dTV Terminal program...

Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

Japan market: Asustek ZenFone 5 ranks as top-selling model for fifth month, says report

Apr 17, 13:53

Asustek Computer's ZenFone 5 smartphone has been the top-selling model in Japan's SIM-free segment for the fifth consecutive month since its debut in the market in November 2014,...

JPEA hikes 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity in Japan to 65.7GWp

Apr 17, 11:59

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has upward adjusted the 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity in Japan from 49.4GWp to 65.7GWp, according to the organiza...

Digitimes Research: Japan LED lighting penetration in 2015 to reach 78.6%

Apr 15, 21:39

Demand for all types of lighting products in the Japan market in 2015 is estimated at a total value of JPY646 billion (US$5.39 billion) and LED lighting will account for 78.6% (penetration),...

Display makers showcase technologies at Finetech Japan

Apr 9, 14:06

The Finetech Japan exhibition is running from April 8-10 in Tokyo, featuring technologies from display makers including 98-inch 8K displays from China-based BOE.

Inventec considering setting up factories in Japan, Singapore

Apr 7, 21:44

Inventec is considering setting up factories in Japan and Singapore in 2015, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Japan vendors ship almost 2.5 million digital cameras in February, says CIPA

Apr 7, 12:20

Japan-based vendors shipped 2.436 million digital cameras in February 2015, increasing 3.1% sequentially but decreasing 17.0% on year. The shipment value reached JPY62.87 billion...

Panasonic in negotiations with Zuiko for plasma plant sale, says report

Apr 2, 13:40

Panasonic is reportedly planning to sell its production plants, which were originally used for plasma TV manufacturing, in Amagasaki, Japan to Japan-based sanitary product maker Zuiko,...

Inventec to build server plants in Southeast Asia and Japan, says chairman

Mar 31, 14:52

In addition to India, Inventec is also planning to establish plants in Southeast Asia and Japan for server production, mainly to serve its clients' demand, according to company chairman...

Lenovo plans to launch smartphones in Japan, says paper

Mar 31, 13:53

Lenovo plans to launch its smartphones in the Japan market starting 2015, according to a Japan-based Nikkei News report, citing sources at Lenovo Japan.

Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Mar 25, 15:47

The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. Companies have received a boost from...

Global LED lighting market to reach JPY5.5 trillion in 2020, says Fuji Kenzai

Mar 25, 15:06

Global LED lighting market value reached JPY1.7 trillion (US$48.7 billion) in 2014, accounting for 28.9% of total lighting value, and will increase to JPY5.5 trillion in 2020, with...

China PV module makers cut OEM prices for Japan vendors

Mar 25, 14:54

Some China-based PV module makers have lowered OEM quotes for PV modules with power-generating output of 250-255W to US$0.50-0.52/W to maintain orders from Japan-based vendors, according...

VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry

Mar 16, 22:18

Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO...

Shin-Etsu poised to invest JPY20 billion to expand silicone production in Thailand

Mar 12, 22:45

Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical has announced plans to expand production capacity at its silicone monomer and silicone polymer plants in Thailand, with a total investment of around...

Japan makers eyeing wearable and health-related robots

Mar 12, 22:37

Japan-based makers are continuing to develop an assortment of robots including wearable units and health-related devices, with ActiveLink and Innophys at the forefront.

Japan Display announces mass production of WQHD LCDs with in-cell touch

Mar 9, 16:09

Japan Display (JDI) has recently announced it will mass produce WQHD (1440 xby2560) high resolution LCD module with in-cell touch.

Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

Newswatch - Mar 5, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor ZTE plans to launch its new mid-range smartphone the Blade S6 in the Japan market in April. The Blade S6 features a 5-inch display and is powered by...

ZTE mid-range smartphone Blade S6

China PV module makers to suffer from Japan feed-in tariff cut

Mar 4, 11:52

The Japan government plans to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV systems and power-generating stations with installation capacity of over 10KWp to JPY27 (US$0.23)/kWh beginning July 2015,...

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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.

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    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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    Toshiba Exceria-series SD cards

    Toshiba will roll out a new line of high performance SDXC and SDHC memory cards under a new brand name, Exceria, which will bring to market SD memory cards offering the highest performance...

    Photo: Company, Mar 21.

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015
2015 global tablet demand forecast

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  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.