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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...

Panasonic to expand interior lighting business in Asia

Jun 11, 11:57

Japan-based Panasonic has announced a full-scale expansion of its interior lighting business into Asia, as part of the firm's drive to increase overseas sales of such products. Starting...

Digitimes Research: May LED light bulb prices fall in Japan

Jun 6, 15:14

In May, prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were on average JPY1,719/unit (US$17.32/unit) and JPY2,350/unit, respectively. May prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED...

Foxconn sets up display & touch-screen R&D firm in Japan

Jun 3, 11:12

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has established Foxconn Japan RD, a company engaged in R&D for display and touch-screen technologies in Japan, according to Fox...

Japan set to become largest solar revenue market in 2013, says IHS

May 30, 20:34

Japan's solar installations surged by 270% (in GW) in the first quarter of 2013, positioning the country to surpass Germany to become the world's largest solar market in terms of...

Commentary: High-end LED lighting in demand

May 20, 12:31

Apart from gradually replacing traditional lighting, LED lighting is targeting the high-end market with more value-added products. In addition, commercialization of OLED lighting...

Fujitsu forms Greater China division; turns business focus to ICT solutions

May 15, 22:10

Japan-based Fujitsu will start turning its business focus from hardware sales to ICT solutions and will change its marketing structure from overseas and Japan divisions, to three...

Japan chip firms 1Q13 sales suffer double-digit declines

May 15, 12:33

IC Insights has ranked its worldwide top 20 semiconductor (ICs, and optoelectronics, sensors and discrete devices) sales leaders for the first quarter of 2013. Of the top-20 vendors,...

Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April

May 10, 15:56

April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month decrease of 4% and 12.5%,...

Solar wafer production forecast to grow 19% in 2013, says Solarbuzz

May 9, 20:38

After falling 15% in 2012, solar wafer production is forecast to grow 19% in 2013, passing 30GW and recovering to 2011 levels, according to Solarbuzz. However, industry utilization...

Taiwan LED firms eying Japan market in 2013

Apr 22, 15:53

Taiwan-based LED firms aim to expand share in the Japan market in 2013. Japan-based firms used to have strong competitive advantages due to patents. However, some of the lawsuits...

PV inverter revenues expand to US$7 billion in 2012, says IHS

Apr 18, 10:49

Energized by a surge of shipments in Asia, the global PV inverter market in 2012 bucked weak worldwide solar industry conditions to expand by 5% and break the US$7 billion level for...

Digitimes Research: March LED light bulb prices rise in Japan, fall in other markets

Apr 15, 11:44

The March average retail pricing of retrofit 40W and 60W LED light bulbs increased in Japan while other markets saw prices fall compared to February.

Japan Display has begun to see profits, says president

Apr 12, 10:43

Japan display has begun to make profits and aims to surpass other countries in LCD technologies, according to Shuichi Otsuka, president of the firm.

Global LED light bulb prices continue to drop

Apr 1, 11:03

Global LED light bulb retail prices in February 2013 continued to fall, and in particular, retail prices of retrofit 40W LED light bulbs fell 8.2% to US$17.8/unit, according to studies...

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China handset vendors look to Taiwan and Japan suppliers for high-end panels

Mar 25, 15:18

China-based handset vendors have recently been seeking out Taiwan- and Japan-based panel makers to provide midrange and high-end panels, as China-based panel makers have been struggling...

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    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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    Photo: Company, Mar 21.

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    Photo: BenQ, Jun 23.

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    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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