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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...

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...

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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.

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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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