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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...

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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

Japan-based solar module firm expands market share in US while China competitors face anti-dumping duties

Jul 20, 10:37

While the US and China battle over anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, a Japan-based solar module firm has been reportedly offering special deals to US-based solar PV system engineering,...

Japan solar market may face PV inverter shortages

Jul 19, 01:45

Many solar firms have been optimistic about Japan's solar market due to the high feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates. Nevertheless, industry sources noted that most PV inverters that have...

AUO expects to obtain 15MW PV installation projects in Japan in 2012

Jul 17, 01:05

BenQ Solar, a solar business division and brand name under Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel AU Optronics (AUO), expects to obtain EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) projects...

Taiwan sapphire substrate makers face growing competition from Japan and China

Jul 16, 10:20

The price of sapphire substrates has been reaching stability in 2012. Nevertheless, Japan-based sapphire substrate makers have been eager to lower prices, meaning the price difference...

sapphire substrates

Commentary: Japan government needs to do more to protect domestic solar industry

Jul 13, 14:47

The government in Japan recently announced lucrative solar feed-in-tariffs that have sparked discussions about Japan becoming the world's second-largest solar market. However, it...

solar cell

ITRI, Taiwan battery firms jointly showcase STOBA lithium batteries in Japan

Jul 13, 14:11

To support Taiwan-based battery firms entering international markets, the Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has set up a Self Terminated Olygomers with...

Japan market: WiMAX operator UQ covers a population of 10 million, says company CTO

Jul 11, 12:14

UQ Communications, a WiMAX operator in Japan, has expanded its network to more than 20,000 base stations to cover a population of 10 million, according to company CTO Fumio Watanabe...

Japan government expected to set barriers for imported solar modules

Jul 10, 15:46

As the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42 (US$0.53)/kWh offered by the Japan government for installing solar PV systems has attracted many foreign suppliers of solar products which...

solar panels

Global chip sales continue growth in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 13:40

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for May 2012 arrived at US$24.4 billion, up 1.4% sequentially, according to the SIA. May also marked the third consecutive month that sales have...

Renesas to cut jobs, streamline operations

Jul 4, 11:11

Japan-based chipmaker Renesas Electronics has unveiled measures to return to profitability, including plans to streamline its production facilities, and eliminate about 5,000 posit...

Japan TV makers to put out new high-end smart TVs this year

Jul 3, 01:30

Japan TV makers will be putting out new high-end smart TVs that will have advanced voice control and gesture recognition features by the end of the year, according to industry sour...

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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...

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