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Japan October 2012 chip gear book-to-bill ratio at 0.70, says SEAJ

Nov 19, 22:39

Japan-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.70 in October 2012, up from 0.65 in September, according to data gathered by Semiconductor Equipment...

Digitimes Research: More offshore wind power systems in non-EU countries

Nov 14, 14:33

In the past, Europe has been the main market for offshore wind-generated electricity and about more than 50% of the systems are located in the UK. Over the past two years, a surge...

wind power

Japan reportedly to hike energy efficiency levels for imported PV modules in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Nov 13, 20:17

The Japan government will reportedly hike energy efficiency standards for imported PV modules in 2013 from 250W currently to 255-260W for a module made of 60 monocrystalline silicon...

Japan expects solar market to grow rapidly

Nov 12, 10:40

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy held a discussion forum on planning and business opportunities from installing solar PV power-generating plants in Japan. The forum invited experts from...

GET reaches nearly full capacity due to increased outsourcing orders

Nov 7, 14:46

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw capacity utilization rate fall to 50% in September, nevertheless, the firm reported capacity has been close to full...

Shih-Yuan Lin, general manager of GET

Materials for touch screens in short supply

Oct 26, 10:39

Due to the recent releases of tablets by Apple, Microsoft and Samsung Electronics as well as a recent explosion at a chemical plant in Japan, upstream thin-film type touch screen...

Intense challenges for PV inverter suppliers in 2013 despite growing market, says IMS Research

Oct 24, 10:34

IMS Research forecasts 2013 to be another challenging year for PV inverter manufacturers, with flat revenue growth globally and a major shift away from traditional markets leading...

UL provides Japan S Mark certification testing in Taiwan

Oct 22, 14:46

The government in Japan has been encouraging domestic home appliance firms to produce products that can save energy. Products that fit the requirements of Japan's safety measure,...

Digitimes Research: Rising demand for houses with embedded solar PV systems in Japan

Oct 22, 12:15

Power generated by residential rooftop solar PV systems accounts for more than 80% of total solar-generated power in Japan. However, the cost per unit of Japan's residential solar...

Digitimes Research: Japan continues to rely on China rare earth exports

Oct 19, 12:14

China has a rich supply of rare earths and its production accounts for 90% of the world's total production. Japan has relied heavily on rare earths from China, and in 2010 80% of...

HTC to launch J Butterfly smartphone in Japan through cooperation with KDDI

Oct 18, 15:09

HTC will launch the HTC J Butterfly, a smartphone customized for mobile telecom carrier KDDI, in the Japan market in early December 2012, according to the company.

HTC J Butterfly

Solar cell makers have yet to see impact from Kyocera 3-busbar patent

Oct 16, 12:18

Japan-based solar firm Kyocera obtained a patent for 3-busbar solar cell structure in Japan on September 4, 2012. According to foreign media reports, the firm may use the patent to...

Handset ODMs to land more smartphone orders from China, Japan in 4Q12

Oct 11, 11:43

Taiwan-based handset ODMs Compal Communications and Arima Communications are expected to see a rebound in sales in the fourth quarter of 2012, buoyed by orders from China-based and...

handset

Commentary: Island dispute delays multi-lateral FTA between China, Japan, and South Korea

Sep 28, 10:58

The recent island disputes between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea are likely to delay the formation of a multi-lateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the three countries...

Sharp plans to withdraw solar panel production in EU and US

Sep 28, 01:10

Japan-based Sharp plans to cut solar panel production in Europe and the US. The firm plans to gather resources and focus on Japan and other Asia markets. Sharp hopes to increase its...

Japan market: Flat screen TV shipments decrease 72% on year from January-August

Sep 26, 15:40

Flat screen TV shipments in Japan have seen an on-year decrease of 72.2% during the months of January to August in 2012, according to JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology...

Home appliance makers in China and Japan follow trend for smart devices

Sep 20, 15:37

Home appliance makers based in China and Japan are starting to develop more smart applications in their products as smartphone controlled products are increasing in popularity, according...

Commentary: Falling TV and handset sales tangle Sharp in financial woes

Sep 17, 12:05

Japan-based Sharp is in deep financial trouble, lacking cash to pay back short-term loans. In addition, Sharp's business structure and the shrinking global economy mean it will be...

HTC introduces smartphones selling in China, Japan to other markets in Asia

Sep 12, 01:05

Taiwan-based vendor HTC has scored points in tapping the China and Japan's smartphone markets and has launched new Desire series models selling in China in India and Southeast Asia,...

Foxconn president needs to negotiate cooperation deal with Sharp, says Acer founder

Sep 7, 14:21

Terry Guo, president of the Foxconn Group, is under pressure to negotiate an investment and business cooperation agreement with Japan-based Sharp. Guo must succeed as the result of...

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in July, says SIA

Sep 5, 16:39

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for July 2012 came to US$24.4 billion, up 0.2% from June when sales were US$24.34 billion, according to SIA.

Asustek outlines future plans

Aug 30, 01:35

Asustek Computer hosted an investors conference on August 29, announcing that the company's sales performance in the second quarter was better than expected and achieved new records...

Europe- and Japan-based chip suppliers hit hardest by weak 2Q12 market growth, says IHS

Aug 24, 10:42

Stifled by poor economic conditions, global semiconductor market revenue in the second quarter of 2012 fell by 3% on year resulting in widespread revenue declines for chip suppliers,...

URT conservative about 4Q12

Aug 23, 15:14

Taiwan-based United Radiant Technology (URT), a small- to medium-size STN panel maker, said it holds a conservative outlook for fourth-quarter revenues due to lack of demand in the...

UMC to dissolve Japan subsidiary

Aug 22, 01:30

Foundry service provider United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to dissolve and liquidate its wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan, UMC Japan. UMC's board of directors approved...

BenQ sees 2Q12 Japan market share of 12% for gaming LCD monitors

Aug 17, 14:56

BenQ has been actively marketing 24- and 27-inch gaming LCD monitors and reached the largest market share at 12% in Japan in the second quarter of 2012, according company Asia-Pacific...

Japan IDMs to increase outsourcing of logic IC backend processing

Aug 17, 11:35

Major Japan-based IDM companies including Renesas, Sony and Toshiba are set to increase outsourcing of backend processing for logic ICs, and have approached existing and potential...

Gigastorage introduces G3+ solar wafer with average conversion efficiency of 17.6%

Aug 15, 01:20

Gigastorage has introduced the new G3+ high-efficiency solar wafer with an average conversion efficiency of 17.6%. The firm noted that the efficiency of the product can reach as high...

solar wafer

Digitimes Research: Japan, South Korea LED firms expect 2012 revenues to exceed 2011

Aug 8, 12:12

South Korea- and Japan-based LED firms reported first-half 2012 financial results. Samsung Electronics, having consolidated its LED supply chain and resources, predicts 2012 total...

Foundries shine in IC ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 16:05

Market research firm IC Insights has updated its list of the world's top 20 semiconductor suppliers by revenue in the first half of 2012. Three pure-play foundries - included in the...

Elpida cutting DRAM production

Jul 31, 01:40

Elpida Memory has moved to scale down production at its DRAM fab in Hiroshima, Japan, as well as production at its Taiwan-based subsidiary Rexchip Electronics, according to industry...

Oversupply of solar energy to turn worse in 2013, says JA Solar CEO

Jul 27, 12:18

Oversupply in the solar energy industry will become worse in 2013 before the industry undergoes a new wave of consolidation that will lead to shortages in 2014-2015, according to...

Fang Peng, CEO of JA Solar

Eversol, West Holdings hold opening ceremony for Japan-based solar module joint venture

Jul 26, 01:15

E-Solar, a solar module joint venture of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol and Japan-based solar system firm West Holdings, held an opening ceremony in Japan on July 25. E-Solar's...

Randy Kuo, general manager of Eversol

Flat panel TV screen industry drops 70% in Japan, says JEITA

Jul 25, 01:15

The flat panel TV screen industry dropped 70% in Japan during the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2011 due to a lack of demand from local consumers, according...

Japan maker to commercialize OLED lightings

Jul 20, 10:42

Japan-based OLED lighting panel maker Lumiotec plans to introduce the new P06 series with brightness efficiency of 28lm/W in August 2012. The five products in the series will be priced...

OLED lighting
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