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Digitimes Research: Japan PC market sees increased sales value, but volumes down

Dec 25, 15:45

Japan's PC market saw its sales value in October 2013 rise 4.4% on year despite an on-year drop in sales volume. Notebook sales have also seen increased value, but declining volumes...

Japan market: Asustek dominates DIY motherboard sales, says BCN

Dec 17, 15:03

Asustek Computer shared 45% of own-brand motherboard sales in Japan's DIY market during January-November 2013, surpassing the second- and third-largest vendors with 25% and 18%, respectively,...

Japan to revise PV subsidy downward, investment in PV system installation may increase in the short run, says EnergyTrend

Nov 26, 14:23

Rumors have it that the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan (METI) is considering revising PV subsidy downward to JPY34/kWh in 2014 and JPY30/kWh in 2015. According...

Spansion gearing up for Japan MCU market

Nov 21, 21:35

Having acquired Fujitsu's MCU unit, Spansion is set to expand its presence in Japan with a focus on industrial and other application-specific applications.

Flat screen TV sales in Japan drop 3% in October, says JEITA

Nov 21, 20:36

Flat screen TV sales in Japan dropped 3% to 370,000 units in October 2013, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).

Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

UBright reports steady performance; expects proportion of orders from Japan to rise

Nov 18, 14:33

UBright Optronics, a Taiwan-based maker of brightness enhancement films (BEF) has reported revenues of NT$967 million (US$32.77 million) for the third quarter of 2013 as well as 21%...

Digitimes Research: LED bulb average prices in Japan fall in October

Nov 14, 11:14

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,717 (US$17.2) and JPY2,468 respectively in October, slipping...

Giga Solar Materials starts construction of PV power plant in Japan

Oct 28, 14:29

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on October 25 began construction of a ground-mounted PV power-generating station with an annual capacity of 17MWp in Fukushima...

Japan Display establishes Taiwan Display to further cooperation between panel makers

Oct 24, 15:31

Japan Display has announced it will form a subsidiary in Taiwan called Taiwan Display, which will focus on panel development between Japan- and Taiwan-based panel makers.

Japan SMB IT market to remain virtually flat in 2013, says IDC

Oct 17, 13:41

IDC has published a forecast for the Japan small and medium-sized business (SMB) IT market from 2013 to 2017. The weaker yen and higher share prices have helped improve Japan's economy,...

Japan LTPS display shortages may hit Taiwan touch panel shipments to China smartphone vendors in 4Q13

Oct 11, 14:20

China-based smartphone vendors, including Xiaomi, Coolpad, BBK and Meizu, are set to launch several new models in the fourth quarter of 2013 and therefore have increased their touch...

Japan mobile device market grows 26.8% in 2Q13, says IDC

Oct 9, 16:06

IDC has published a forecast for the Japan mobile device market, comprised of PCs, smartphones, tablets, and data communication products such as mobile cards and personal routers,...

Japan zero nuclear power issue triples PV market demand in 2013, says EnergyTrend

Oct 1, 14:31

Regular inspections have been conducted on the number four reactor at Japan's Oi nuclear power plant. However, delayed inspections has once again led to Japan's "zero nuclear...

Japan public IT cloud services spending to reach JPY300 billion by 2017, says IDC

Sep 30, 14:57

IDC recently published a study that finds the Japan public IT cloud services market to have grown 45% on year to JPY90 billion (US$919.16 million) in 2012. IDC forecasts the Japan...

PChome Online to launch B2C shopping services in Japan

Sep 12, 15:48

PChome Online, a major online shopping platform in Taiwan, is set to start B2C online shopping services in the Japan market by the end of 2013, according to company chairman Jan Hu...

Semiconductor capex spending falls in Japan, says IC Insights

Sep 12, 11:12

IC Insights has traced the sales of the top 10 semiconductor companies dating back to 1985. In 1990, six Japan-based companies were counted among the top 10 leaders in semiconductor...

Digitimes Research: LED light tube shipments in Japan to grow 48.7% in 2014

Sep 2, 14:51

There will be 32.3 million LED light tubes shipped in the Japan market in 2014, hiking 48.7% on year and accounting for 21.7% of all lighting tubes rising 7pp on year, according to...

Giga Solar Materials to set up PV power station in Japan

Stockwatch - Aug 30, 14:52

Giga Solar Materials, a Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker, on August 29 announced the investment of JPY5.0 billion (US$51.0 million) to establish a ground-mounted PV power-generating...

Digitimes Research: Japan notebook vendors shift focus back to domestic market

Aug 27, 14:13

After Lenovo bought NEC's PC business and renamed it as NEC Lenovo, there are only four major Japan-based vendors that are still active in the PC industry: Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony...

Japan vendors turn to focus on the local notebook market

US and Japan show growth in large format printer shipments in 2Q13, says IDC

Aug 23, 14:07

According to research firm IDC, the large format printer market showed an on-year decline of 4.2%, with nearly 73,000 units shipped in the second quarter of 2013. Shipment value also...

Sony may release PS4 in late December in Asia Pacific and Japan

Aug 22, 11:29

Having announced its PlayStation 4 (PS4) will be released in North Ameirca on November 15 and in Europe on November 29, Sony is expected to introduce the games console in Japan and...

Record PV demand from China and Japan marks turning point for solar industry, says Solarbuzz

Aug 21, 21:59

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from China and Japan during the second half of 2013 is forecast to reach 9GW, representing an increase of 100% compared to first-half 2013 and 70% compared...

Chroma ATE aims at 30% of revenues coming from US, Europe, Japan

Aug 7, 20:46

Automated testing solution/equipment provider Chroma ATE saw 24% of revenues in the second quarter of 2013 come from the US, Europe and Japan, and aims to increase the proportion...

Digitimes Research: LED residential lighting shipments to increase 52.7% in Japan during 2013

Aug 7, 14:49

LED residential lighting shipments are expected to increase 52.7% on year in Japan during 2013. However, growth in the segment is expected to flatten in 2014 as LED bulb ownership...

Strong risk to solar PV supply chain at year end if Japan and China project pipelines fail to materialize, says Solarbuzz

Aug 6, 14:36

During the second half of 2013, global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand is forecast to reach 20GW, up 22% on year. This increase, driven largely by aggressive PV development in China...

Japan panel makers see increased orders for high-end smartphone panels while Taiwan makers see slowdown

Aug 1, 15:10

While Taiwan panel makers are seeing orders for high-end smartphone panels stagnate, Japan-based Sharp and Japan Display meanwhile are reportedly struggling to keep up with theirs...

GlobalWafer downsizes Japan subsidiary capital

Jul 24, 11:53

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has revealed that its subsidiary GlobalWafer, a silicon wafer maker, has reduced GlobalWafer Japan's paid-in capital by JPY10 billion...

Mobile device shipments grow 9.7% on year in Japan in 1Q13, says IDC

Newswatch - Jul 8, 20:48

Total shipments of mobile devices, including PCs, smartphones, tablets, e-book readers and data communications (including mobile cards and personal routers), in Japan totaled 13.6...

Eversol opens solar power plant in Japan

Jul 5, 16:13

Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Eversol has announced that operations at a 1.5MW ground-mount solar power plant in Hiroshima, Japan, a project with Japan's West Holdings, kicked off...

Toshiba to expand NAND flash memory output in Japan

Jul 2, 15:52

Toshiba has unveiled plans to expand the capacity of its NAND flash chip fabrication facility in Yokkaichi, Japan with a nearly JPY30 billion (US$300 million) investment.

Foxconn panel R&D center in Japan to recruit retired talent

Jun 28, 11:12

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) display panel R&D center in Japan, is set to focus on recruiting senior technology experts retired from Japan-based enterprises...

Digitimes Research: Grid capacity problem arise in Japan solar market

Jun 27, 12:00

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) announced in June 2013 that solar cell shipments of first-quarter 2013 in Japan reached 173.4MW, an on-year growth of 342.8%. This...

Solargiga strengthens cooperation with Sharp

Jun 11, 16:47

China-based mono-crystalline solar wafer firm Solargiga Energy Holdings recently announced a new business cooperation with Japan-based Sharp Corporation, in which the latter will...

KKBOX aims to become largest subscription-based streaming music operator in Japan

Jun 11, 15:02

KKBOX, a Taiwan-based operator of online streaming music services, began operations in the Japan market on June 1, 2013 and aims to become the largest operator eventually, according...

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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.

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    BenQ VW2220H

    BenQ Japan announced on June 21 the introduction of its latest 21.5-inch monitor, VW2220H. VW2220H a LED-backlit LCD display equipped with advanced VA panel and 16:9 aspect ratio...

    Photo: BenQ, Jun 23.

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    Toshiba SCiB module for automotive use

    Toshiba has announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Mitsubishi Motors to power two new models of electric vehicles (EV), the i-MiEV and MINICAB-MiEV. The SCiB is Toshiba's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 20.

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    AUO 14-inch solar-power touch keyboard notebook solution

    AU Optronics (AUO) has introduced a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebook. The thickness of the solar module used in the solution is reduced to 2.1mm. The solar...

    Photo: company, Nov 3.

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