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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.

International solar firms face entry barriers in Japan

Dec 26, 13:47

Japan's high solar subsidy has attracted many Japan-based firms to enter the market. In addition, international firms have been hoping to enter the market as well. However, Japan...

Japan likely to cut solar feed-in tariff in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Dec 26, 11:11

The Japan government is likely to reduce the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate for solar PV system installations from JPY42 (US$0.50)/kWh currently to either JPY36/kWh or JPY32/kWh in March...

Japan Fair Trade Commission clears acquisition of Elpida by Micron

Dec 22, 11:34

The Japan Fair Trade Commission has cleared Micron Technology's acquisition of bankrupt Japan-based Elpida Memory, according to the US memory chipmaker.

Inventec lands PV module orders from Japan, says chairman

Dec 20, 11:07

Taiwan-based ODM Inventec has obtained PV (photovoltaic) module orders from a Japan-based client and has begun shipments, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Laser Tek revenues expected to rise 15% in 2013 on growing sales to Japan

Dec 13, 14:06

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, will see its revenues grow over 15% in 2013 thanks to increasing shipments to Japan, according to industry...

Japan 3-busbar solar cell patent affects OEM orders to Taiwan

Dec 12, 14:06

Japan-based Kyocera obtained a 3-busbar solar cell patent in Japan in September 2012. Some other Japan-based solar firms have been asking Taiwan-based solar cell OEM firms to change...

Commentary: Sharp-Qualcomm cooperation unlikely to affect Taiwan-based firms

Dec 11, 15:27

The cooperation between Sharp and Qualcomm is likely to threaten Taiwan-based firms that have also been developing IGZO technology, but IGZO technology and MEMS panels are mainly...

Digitimes Research: 2012 Japan LED ceiling and tube light market show significant growth

Dec 11, 14:06

The LED ceiling and tube light market showed significant growth in Japan in November 2012. Due to limited electricity, Japan has been raising awareness on saving energy. In 2012,...

Tainergy sees solar module orders increase

Dec 5, 21:37

Taiwan-based solar firm Tainergy has recently seen orders for solar modules increase from Japan and Indonesia. In particular, the modules have been supplied to the public sector in...

Solartech operating at full capacity due to module OEM orders from Japan

Nov 30, 12:11

Taiwan-based solar firm Solartech received module OEM orders from Japan recently and is at full capacity, according to the company. The firm also plans to expand its module capacity...

Japan Display to invest JPY30 billion in expanding smartphone panel production

Nov 27, 20:47

Japan Display will reportedly invest JPY30 billion (US$365.5 million) to expand smartphone panel production at its 4.5G plant to as high as 470,000 glass substrate units a month by...

Transcend partners with Aeon in Japan

Nov 23, 10:31

Transcend Information has announced a new distribution partnership with Aeon, Japan's largest retailer.

Transcend gearing up to expand in Japan

Pressure-sensitive adhesives in short supply due to Japan explosion

Nov 20, 22:06

Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and panel polarizer protective films may be in short supply throughout the end of 2012 and into early 2013 due to a recent explosion at a chemical...

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...

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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...

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