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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...

Digitimes Research: Japan 2013 solar installations to reach over 3GW

Mar 25, 11:08

The Japan government continues to promote the use of renewable energy and lower the percentage of electricity generated from nuclear power. In July 2012, the government announced...

Panasonic in talks to sell its handset business, says Japan press

Mar 20, 15:13

Panasonic is mulling plans to sell its mobile phone business, the Sankei...

Japan to install over 5GW of solar PV Systems in 2013, says IMS Research

Mar 19, 12:27

The Japan solar market is set to grow by 120% in 2013 and install more than 5GW of new capacity, according to IMS Research. Benefiting from the world's most attractive solar incentive...

Some tier-one Taiwan solar cell makers see increased orders from Japan

Mar 5, 11:05

Due to the expectation that Japan will lower its solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) in April and the US punitive tariffs' impacts on China-made solar products, some tier-one Taiwan-based...

Japan PV Expo 2013 focuses on rooftop systems

Mar 4, 11:46

The World Smart Energy Week 2013 was held in Tokyo, Japan from February 27 to March 1. Firms participated in the exhibition showcased new technologies and equipment for power generation,...

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Tokyo hosts World Smart Energy Week 2013

Mar 4, 10:36

The World Smart Energy Week 2013 was held from February 27 to March 1 in Tokyo, Japan. According to event organizer Reed Exhibitions, there were a total of 1,890 participating firms...

Japan January 40W retrofit LED light bulb price drops by 7.7%

Mar 1, 11:11

The global average price of 40W retrofit LED light bulbs in January 2013 increased by 4% on month, reaching US$19.4/unit, while the price of 60W retrofit LED light bulbs dropped by...

Digitimes Research: Europe solar installations to account for 35% of global installations in 2013

Feb 4, 10:48

Over-investment in 2010-2011 caused the solar industry to suffer from falling prices and increasing net losses in 2012. However, due to policy promotions and solar incentives in various...

Digitimes Research: Entrance to Japan e-book market may be good for Amazon in the long term

Feb 1, 15:58

After several years of negotiations with local publishers, Amazon finally entered Japan's e-book market with its Kindle devices and Kindle Store in October 2012, but e-book prices...

Renesas, J-Devices sign MoU on transfer of backend facilities

Jan 31, 16:44

Renesas Electronics and J-Devices have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the transfer of three semiconductor backend production facilities operated by Renesas and its...

Line to maintain leading market status in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand in 2013, says NHN Japan CEO

Jan 31, 15:37

Line, a smartphone- and PC-based instant messaging application developed by Japan-based NHN Japan, aims to maintain its leading market share for mobile instant messaging in Japan,...

Ibase lands digital signage orders from US, Japan, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 29, 14:41

Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Ibase Technology has obtained an order for 500-800 digital signage sets from a US-based fast food chain operator, with shipments scheduled...

Flat screen TV sales in Japan take hard hit during 2012, says JEITA

Jan 24, 14:35

Flat screen TV sales in Japan during 2012 reached 6.45 million units, down 67.5% on year, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEIT...

Japan chip gear ratio rises above parity in December 2012, says SEAJ

Jan 24, 11:13

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.23 on a three-month average basis in December 2012, up from 0.89 the month before, according...

Commentary: Will Foxconn and Sharp tie the knot?

Jan 22, 16:11

Partnership talks between Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Sharp have been going on for 10 months. The pair reached a deal last March when Foxconn announced plans...

Taiwan makers concern about losing order from Japan DSC vendors

Jan 21, 22:39

As Japan has started to implement new policies to drop its exchange rate after the new government came aboard, Taiwan-based digital still camera (DSC) makers concern that the new...

Japan mobile device market grows 25.6% in 3Q12, says IDC

Jan 14, 21:15

In the third quarter of 2012, the Japan mobile device market, including PCs, smartphones, tablets, mobile cards, and personal routers, grew 25.6% on quarter, shipping 13.56 million...

Innolux to benefit from Japanese yen depreciation

Jan 14, 16:36

Depreciation of the Japanese yen will continue to help Japan-based panel makers stay competitive in exports and is also expected to help lower upstream components costs for Taiwan-based...

Commentary: The LED lighting market boom

Jan 14, 16:15

In 2012, demand for TV-use LED backlight products was high, helping LED firms to maintain high to full capacity utilization rate. As many governments are beginning to ban the use...

Foxconn reportedly plans to establish R&D centers in Japan

Dec 28, 10:42

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly preparing to establish R&D centers in Japan with an estimated investment of at least US$1 billion in 2013, according...

Taiwan-based solar firms likely to see falling December revenues

Dec 26, 21:26

Weather conditions and holidays in Europe and the US are likely to cause Taiwan-based solar firms to report falling December revenues.

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