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  • Samsung starts mass production of 128GB DDR4 modules for enterprise servers

    Bits + chips | 11h 19min ago

  • Intel unveils 2016 tablet processor road map, say Taiwan makers

    Bits + chips | 11h 22min ago

  • Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$23.1 billion, says NCC

    Mobile + telecom | 11h 25min ago

  • Lenovo expects to produce 10 million smartphones in India in 2016, says executive

    Before Going to Press | 11h 44min ago

  • AOpen competes for digital signage orders, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | 11h 45min ago

  • Tongwei setting up 5GWp solar cell factory in western China

    Before Going to Press | 11h 47min ago

  • US court fines Epistar US$9.3 million for patent infringement

    Before Going to Press | 11h 48min ago

  • Shipments of smartphones equipped with OLED to surpass 200 million in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 11h 48min ago

  • Sales of commercial TVs drop in China during 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | 11h 49min ago

  • SSD contract prices to fall 10-11% in 4Q15, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | 11h 50min ago

  • HMI 2015 EPS likely to fall 20%, says report

    Before Going to Press | 11h 50min ago

  • TSMC raises holdings in Xintec

    Before Going to Press | 11h 50min ago

  • Tsinghua Unigroup seeking investment in SK Hynix, says report

    Before Going to Press | 11h 51min ago

  • PCB firm Unitech looks to automotive, IoT for 2016 growth

    Before Going to Press | 11h 57min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Korea makers to mass produce transparent OLED displays in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 12h ago

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Price declines expected to broaden energy storage market, says IHS

Nov 26, 14:42

Commercial energy storage activity is currently consolidated in just a handful of leading regions, but falling system costs will be a major factor enabling broader global market growth. For the first time, South Korea, Japan and the US will each exceed a record 100MW of annual energy storage installations...

Teco to ship wind turbines to Vietnam, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 24, 15:25

Teco Electric & Machinery, in line with talks for orders for 30 2MWp wind power-generating turbines with a potential client in Vietnam, will ship three for trial use by the end of 2015, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Global revenues from diesel generator set installations expected to total US$538 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Nov 24, 14:12

Reciprocating engine-based diesel gensets are among the fastest-selling, least expensive distributed generation (DG) technologies in the world and cover many specialized segments that span different power classes, applications, and end-use customers. While natural gas (NG) gensets are capturing increasing...

TSMC operates electric shuttle buses in STSP

Nov 24, 11:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun operating seven electric minibuses, dubbed the Lucky 7, for shuttle services in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) , according to the company.

New energy storage deployments in major Asia Pacific markets expected to total nearly 37GW from 2015-2025, says Navigant

Nov 20, 11:32

While system costs remain one of the largest hurdles to the energy storage industry's growth, declining prices are helping to move the technology into diverse geographic markets. Because energy storage is quickly becoming a flexible and cost-effective tool for users to control energy costs and for...

Global revenues from submarine electricity projects expected to total nearly US$230 billion from 2015-2024, says Navigant

Nov 19, 14:34

Submarine electricity transmission systems are increasingly being used for both long and short hauls in undersea, lake, and river interconnection projects globally, and many systems are moving toward high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology. This market has grown substantially in recent years...

China to drive demand of lithium batteries for xEVs in 2016, says EnergyTrend

Nov 18, 14:47

The global xEVs (x-electric vehicles) market has performed impressively in 2015 mainly because of the China market, which has expanded due to strong government support. According to EnergyTrend, xEV sales in China will grow 20% on year to 130,000 units in 2015; and the share of BEVs (battery electric...

Revenues from direct current distribution network implementation expected to total US$33 billion from 2015-2024, says Navigant

Nov 18, 14:45

The market for direct current (DC) distribution networks encompasses several disparate opportunities, including telecommunications towers, data centers, and grid-tied commercial buildings, all of which revolve around different market assumptions, dynamics, and drivers. The industry is currently focused...

Global commercial building automation market revenues will reach US$45 billion by 2021, says firm

Nov 16, 15:31

The building automation market will experience steady but incremental growth over the next five years, generating US$45 billion in 2021, according to ABI Research. Europe will be the biggest market in terms of revenues followed by North America and Asia Pacific in 2021. The big four building automation...

Revenues from microturbine installations expected to total more than US$10 billion from 2015-2024, says Navigant

Nov 13, 12:04

Still an emerging technology in the distributed generation (DG) market, microturbines are benefiting from an accelerating shift away from centralized generation. Microturbines today are primarily used for remote power applications in the oil & gas (O&G) industry, and the global expansion of...

The market for smart urban mobility infrastructure and services expected to total US$144 million from 2015-2024, says firm

Nov 12, 14:48

Cities have long been focal points for clean, efficient transportation choices given the demands placed on them by large, densely located populations and the adverse quality of life and economic effects that traffic congestion can cause. The rise of plug-in electric vehicles, smartphones, and the ability...

Smart energy for smart cities technology revenues to reach US$20.9 billion in 2024

Nov 6, 15:45

City leaders today are assuming a more proactive role in creating energy policies by developing comprehensive energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This has resulted in ambitious energy projects supported by innovations in smart grid technology, demand...

Telecommunications network provider-spending on distributed generation and energy storage systems expected to total US$31.1 billion from 2015-2024, says firm

Nov 5, 15:28

As telecommunications have expanded to connect people and products around the globe, power requirements for keeping systems up and running have grown alongside. Distributed generation (DG) and energy storage (ES) solutions are becoming major tools for network providers to reduce energy costs and insulate...

Behavioral and analytical demand-side management spending expected to reach US$2.5 billion in 2024, says firm

Nov 4, 14:37

The availability of energy usage data and the creation of software platforms with data analytics have recently given way to new forms of analytical demand-side management (DSM). Behavioral and analytical DSM, which focus on consumer education, individual participation, and finding opportunities for...

Integrated data center expected to be the next frontier for intelligent buildings market, says Navigant

Oct 30, 14:38

By coordinating investment in energy conservation measures, equipment upgrades, and the use of software and services, integrated data center energy management promises to deliver greater energy and operational efficiency improvements to facilities or campuses hosting data centers. The integrated data...

Global wireless power revenues expected to reach US$17.9 billion in 2024, says firm

Oct 29, 15:21

The increased reliance on electronics and the need to power them is expected to drive the adoption of wireless power, despite challenges associated with consumer awareness and competing industry standards. More than 100 million handsets are expected to be integrated with wireless charging functionality...

Energy-focused utility applications have the potential to help save customers money, says report

Oct 28, 15:22

Residential customers are beginning to turn to energy-focused apps offered by utilities and vendors of energy-related hardware and services to increase energy efficiency in their homes and to save money. Through new tools, and with data available at their fingertips, customers can monitor their energy...

Revenue for the global energy service company market expected to reach US$14.7 billion annually by 2024

Oct 22, 14:55

Energy service companies (ESCOs) work in the US already has a solid foundation in the public sector, backed by policy and economic drivers. However, in order to achieve more aggressive growth, the industry is expected to seek new opportunities in the private sector with business models that help address...

Light vehicle and medium/heavy commercial vehicle markets expected to almost double in Africa by 2027, says IHS

Oct 21, 15:37

In Africa, demand for new light vehicles (Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of up to six tons) has consistently reached more than 1.6 million units since 2012 and is forecast to grow to almost 2.7 million units sold annually by 2027, according to IHS. For medium/heavy trucks and buses, volume is forecast...

Global revenues for grid edge technologies for distributed energy resources expected to total US$120 billion from 2015-2024

Oct 21, 14:58

Utilities the world over are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities as distributed energy resources (DER) penetration increases along different points of the distribution grid, particularly at the edge. While utility efforts to date have largely been reactive, in the longer term, grid edge...

Ormat and Toshiba sign strategic collaboration agreement

Oct 16, 11:07

Ormat Technologies and Toshiba have announced that the two companies have signed a strategic collaboration agreement (SCA) to develop strategic opportunities for collaboration in the areas of geothermal power generation systems and related equipment.

Global new installed energy storage systems for renewable energy integration power capacity expected to reach 12.7GW in 2025, says firm

Oct 16, 10:57

Variable renewable energy, or renewable energy sources that are non-dispatchable due to a fluctuating nature, like wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV), continues to proliferate, creating challenges to the electrical grid, which was designed using a centralized model with predictable power flows...

Cumulative revenues from investment in bio-gas production capacity expected to reach US$25.8 billion between 2015-2024, says firm

Oct 14, 14:39

Bio-gas power generation, which is widely used for onsite generation by industrial-scale facilities and distributed customers, enjoys favorable regulatory support in many markets and is expected to play a significant role in meeting expanding renewable energy targets. In addition, California's Low...

Global carsharing service revenues expected to reach US$6.5 billion in 2024, says report

Oct 12, 15:33

As of the beginning of 2014, carshare programs were offered on five continents, in over 30 countries, and in hundreds of cities. Carsharing, one of the industries that has thrived in a new transportation landscape centered on clean, multi-modal, and on-demand mobility, is expected to experience continued...

Orders flow into PV segment as government initiatives generate strong demand in China, says EnergyTrend

Oct 12, 14:33

Policy directives from the China government continue to drive the country's demand for photovoltaic (PV) systems. China's National Energy Agency has recently increased the national PV installation target and expects an additional 5.3GW-worth of generation capacity to be in operation by the middle of...

Global industrial energy management system revenues expected to reach US$35.6 billion in 2024, says report

Oct 7, 13:46

The need for continuity in operations and production has made energy efficiency a lower priority in industrial facilities compared to commercial buildings, despite their status as some of the most energy-intensive buildings worldwide. However, as executives begin to understand the value of enhanced...

Global communications equipment and services revenues for electric vehicle charging networks expected to exceed US$709 million in 2024, says firm

Oct 5, 15:03

Over the next decade, the growing base of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and government efforts to encourage their adoption are expected to support millions of connected charging stations. Connectivity enables remote control of the charging point, as well as the potential for utility-driven demand...

China aims to complete electric vehicle power charging infrastructure by 2020

Oct 5, 11:21

The China government has set a goal of completing nationwide power charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in 2020, according to a China-based news agency.

Taiwan market: Gogoro Lite electric scooter launched

Oct 2, 15:03

Taiwan-based start-up company Gogoro has launched Gogoro Lite, an entry-level electric scooter, for sale in the Taipei metropolitan area at NT$88,000 (US$2,675), according to company co-founder and CEO Horace Luke.

Annual dual-fuel engine revenues in the US expected to exceed US$58 million by 2024, says report

Sep 30, 15:35

Dual-fuel engines, which use diesel fuel to ignite natural gas, are becoming increasingly popular in the US, where they are often used to power drilling rigs and hydraulic fracturing spreads. The technology reduces the amount of diesel fuel used in these applications and allows for the use of field...

Installed energy storage enabling technology revenues expected to reach US$21.5 billion annually by 2024, says firm

Sep 25, 16:16

With battery prices continuing to decrease, increased attention is being given to other areas of the stationary energy storage value chain, including energy storage system (ESS) integration. Energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs) are responsible for ensuring that ESSs meet the needs of the end...

Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months

Sep 24, 15:53

The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...

Light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales in North America expected to total nearly 7.4 million from 2015-2024

Sep 23, 15:41

North America is currently the world's largest market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), with more than 133,000 sold in 2014, and the majority of vehicles concentrated in California. State incentives, such as the Zero Emissions Vehicle Program, are expected to push more widespread adoption into...

Digitimes Research: 7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015

Sep 23, 15:21

There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI).

China market: establishment of power charging piles faced with problems

Sep 22, 15:51

While the China government has encouraged use of electric vehicles to reduce air pollution, establishment of power charging piles has been faced with a few problems, according to China-based media reports.

Grand Green Energy, Sunlux Energy jointly setting up thermal power plant in eastern China

Sep 22, 11:14

Grand Green Energy (GGE), a supplier of industrial-use thermal energy and thermal power-generating equipment, Sunlux Energy, which makes reclaimed solar-grade polysiliocn maker, are jointly establishing a thermal power plant in eastern China, with operation to begin in December 2015, according to the...

Global revenues from smart parking systems expected to total US$1.5 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Sep 18, 16:23

The parking industry is being revolutionized by new technologies that enable cities to reduce levels of traffic congestion, conserve fuel, and lessen air and noise pollution levels. Sensor networks that can detect vehicle occupancy are enabling smart parking systems, which give drivers real-time availability...

Siemens to help set up offshore wind farm in Taiwan

Sep 18, 15:47

Siemens AG will provide two wind power-generating turbines each with capacity of 4MW and technical assistance for Formosa I Wind Power to set up an offshore wind farm west of Taiwan, according to Siemens Taiwan president and CEO Erdal Elver.

Siemens Taiwan president and CEO Erdal Elver

Revenues for wind turbine UAV sales expected to total nearly US$6 billion by 2024, says report

Sep 16, 14:30

To inspect the blades of the more than 270,000 wind turbines operating globally, technicians have traditionally relied on binoculars and field scopes from the ground, or have scaled the turbines with the help of ropes or cables. Today, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are providing a safer option, with...

Delta Electronics August revenues increase

Sep 11, 11:36

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.21 billion (US$560 million) for August 2015, up 1.02% on month and 10.62% on year, and NT$128.17 billion for January-August, up 3.62% on year.

Smart grid protective relay revenues expected to total US$73 billion from 2015 to 2024, says firm

Sep 11, 11:26

The use of advanced protective grid relays is changing the management and control of transmission and distribution (T&D) grids throughout the world, collecting information on grid status at regular intervals. These relay technologies are continuing to evolve, adding new features and capabilities...

Robotics, transparency, and virtual reality will play a critical role of digital transformation in mining, says IDC

Sep 10, 14:22

While the impact of technological transformation and digital disruption has been apparent in IT-intensive sectors for some time, these trends are only recently beginning to influence the mining sector. In what is arguably the most asset-intensive industry, IT is connecting the physical with the virtual...

TSMC reportedly considers generating its own electricity

Sep 4, 11:30

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is evaluating the possibility of generating electricity in-house by installing electric generating equipment at its factories or even building its own power plant, according to industry sources.

Global market for smart grid IT software and services expected to total US$142 billion from 2014-2024, says report

Sep 3, 14:21

As power grid operators and managers address the growing challenges of stability and reliability to the grid, modern IT solutions are increasingly being leveraged to automate control and maintenance functions and to more efficiently engage with customers. These new systems are expected to represent...

Annual sales of autonomous-capable vehicles expected to reach 85 million by 2035, says report

Sep 2, 14:31

As manufacturers continue to roll out the first combinations of advanced driver assistance features, some cars will soon have the ability to cruise freeways and safely navigate traffic with minimal driver input. While autonomous vehicle technology continues to evolve, so does its potential to institute...

Revenues from vehicle-to-external communications systems expected to total nearly US$180 billion from 2015-2025, says report

Aug 28, 13:47

The increasing drive to reduce vehicle emissions and increase safety for drivers is spurring several technological developments in the transportation segment. One area benefiting from this push is the increasing development of vehicle-to-external communications (V2X) systems that allow real-time information...

Market for lithium ion batteries for vehicles expected to reach US$30.6 billion in 2024, says report

Aug 26, 15:10

As automotive manufacturers continue efforts to produce more vehicles with electric drivetrains, the amount of vehicles using lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for onboard energy storage is increasing. The technology's future is expected to be secure, and automakers are now focusing on how they can reduce...

Global revenues from electric submeters expected to reach US$2.5 billion by 2024, says firm

Aug 21, 12:25

Demand is increasing for holistic energy management solutions, and electric submeters are critical data acquisition devices expected to continue to gain market share. This commoditized technology is proving especially helpful for customers interested in billing allocation and energy efficiency improvements...

Shore power electricity revenues in port operations expected to exceed US$334 million in 2024, says firm

Aug 19, 15:50

Within port operations, ocean-going ships, yard trucks, forklifts, cranes, drayage trucks, and railcars all have significant impacts on the surrounding environment, mainly through the burning of diesel fuel. However, incentives and new technologies, including those powered by natural gas and electricity,...

Global demand response spending expected to total US$6.2 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Aug 18, 15:43

As regulatory trends and economic factors continue to change the energy landscape, system operators are increasingly relying on demand response (DR) to provide reliability to the grid. Advanced technologies like automated DR (ADR) are being used to speed the transition from traditional central power...

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