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  • US government levies heavy anit-dumping duties on China solar firms

    US government announced on May 17 the anti-dumping duties on China-based solar firms.

    Last update: Thursday 24 May 2012

  • Mobile memory market boom continues

    According to IHS iSuppli, smartphones and tablets will act as key catalysts for continued healthy growth of the mobile memory semiconductor space in the next few years.

    Last update: Tuesday 15 May 2012

  • Elpida enters bankruptcy proceedings

    Elpida Memory filed for bankruptcy protection on February 27.

    Last update: Tuesday 15 May 2012

  • Taiwan top three solar cell makers report increasing April revenues

    Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, Gintech, and Neo Solar Power (NSP) saw April revenues increase on month.

    Last update: Friday 11 May 2012

  • Taiwan IC distributors mixed on 2Q12 outlook

    Taiwan-based IC distributors have mixed outlooks for the second quarter of 2012. WPG has expressed optimism predicting components for smartphones sold in China will drive company sales, while WT Microelectronics and Weikeng...

    Last update: Friday 4 May 2012

  • Makers move to avoid China LCD tariffs

    China raised tariffs for LCD panels on April 1, 2012. Both local and foreign makers in the supply chain are taking steps to avoid the tariffs.

    Last update: Friday 4 May 2012

  • Problems with solar material supply contracts

    Taiwan-based solar firms have been facing problems caused by long-term solar material contracts

    Last update: Thursday 3 May 2012

  • China TV market

    China has become the biggest TV market in the world. Its local brands, such as TCL, are posing strong challenges to foreign competitors.

    Last update: Thursday 3 May 2012

  • LCD TV trend: LED or CCFL

    Demand for LED-backlit LCD TVs has been growing, but CCFL models aren't going away without a fight.

    Last update: Wednesday 2 May 2012

  • LCD panel makers bottoming out?

    Taiwan's LCD panel makers saw business improve in 1Q12. But does it mean that their miseries are coming to an end?

    Last update: Wednesday 2 May 2012

  • LED lighting firms report mixed financial reports

    LED lighting firms in Taiwan reported mixed first-quarter 2012 financial reports

    Last update: Wednesday 2 May 2012

  • OLED hype

    LED and display makers hope OLED products to be the next winner

    Last update: Monday 30 April 2012

  • Solar executives speak

    Executives from solar firms provide their insights to the industry

    Last update: Monday 30 April 2012

  • April solar spot prices brought to you by Digitimes Research

    Digitimes Research provided April solar spot prices in Greater China region

    Last update: Friday 27 April 2012

  • Taiwan energy price hike causes stirs among industries

    Taiwan government planned to increase energy price all at once on May 15 which has been causing stirs in different industries

    Last update: Friday 27 April 2012

  • The LED opportunity in the Taiwan market

    The Taiwan government's moves to raise energy prices are sending people adopting power-efficient devices, such as LED lights.

    Last update: Friday 27 April 2012

  • Fluctuating fate of ultrabooks

    Although notebook vendors were optimistic about the demand for ultrabooks, Acer's change in its ultrabook strategy is expected to bring more fluctuation to the ultrabook market.

    Last update: Friday 27 April 2012

  • Views from Digitimes on solar

    Digitimes provides insights to the solar market

    Last update: Friday 27 April 2012

  • Glass fiber reinforced plastic chassis becomes a hot pick for ultrabook

    Ultrabook vendors have started to turn to adopt glass fiber reinforced plastic chassis for their ultrabook since the supply of metal chassis is limited, while cost of producing metal chassis is also a lot higer.

    Last update: Monday 16 April 2012

  • China solar industry dominates the news

    There have been plenty of news from China's solar industry

    Last update: Monday 16 April 2012

  • SAS completes quest for Covalent

    Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Sino-American Silicon (SAS) completes acquisition of Japan-based semiconductor firm Covalent

    Last update: Monday 16 April 2012

  • Push for advanced process capacity expansion

    TSMC has revealed plans to expand capacity for 28nm processes, and to start making 20nm chips ahead of schedule. Fellow firm UMC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for new factory buildings (Phase 5 and 6) at its Fab 12A...

    Last update: Tuesday 10 April 2012

  • Rising China smartphone vendors

    China-based vendors, such as Huawei and ZTE, are expanding their presence in the global smartphone market.

    Last update: Monday 9 April 2012

  • Taiwan to enjoy salary raise in July

    Several IT players have recently announced plans to raise the salary of their Taiwan employees in July to help aiding the increasing gasoline and electrictiy prices.

    Last update: Friday 6 April 2012

  • DRAM firms surviving

    With DRAM prices having slid as low as some manufacturer's costs, less-competitive firms are exploring various options to preserve cash and improve their financial structures. In the meantime, the growing supply-demand...

    Last update: Thursday 5 April 2012

  • Intel to push 7 series for the motherboard market

    Intel is set to launch its latest 7 series motherboard in early April with the related vendors already started selling their products in the retail channel.

    Last update: Monday 2 April 2012

  • All eyes on China's smartphone market

    Brand vendors and chip solution suppliers are gearing up for China's promising smartphone market. Their aggressiveness is changing the ecosystem of the country's overall handset market.

    Last update: Thursday 29 March 2012

  • Foxconn-Sharp partnership

    The LCD industry is undergoing a major consolidation with Foxconn investing in Sharp.

    Last update: Thursday 29 March 2012

  • Germany and Italy to curb solar installations

    The two largest solar markets in the world, Germany and Italy, hope to curb solar installations by making drastic cuts to incentives

    Last update: Wednesday 28 March 2012

  • US vs China solar firms round 2

    US government announced a 5% tariff on China-made solar modules imported to the country

    Last update: Monday 26 March 2012

  • March weekly solar spot price by Digitimes Research

    March weekly spot price of solar products in Greater China region brought to you by Digitimes Research

    Last update: Friday 23 March 2012

  • Retail channel business in Taiwan

    Foxconn has been aggressive entering Taiwan's retail channel and in addition to its Taipei IT Mall project, the company also reportedly to establish an IT shopping mall in Taoyuan, Taiwan

    Last update: Friday 23 March 2012

  • Chassis becomes hot in the PC industry

    As ultrabook and tablet PC vendors are pushing their devices to feature thinner size, demands for chassis have increased greatly, causing big shortage in the upsteram supply chain.

    Last update: Thursday 22 March 2012

  • Rise of the servers

    As cloud computing becomes the new trend of the IT industry, CPU players Intel and AMD have both been aggressive launching products to catch up with the demand

    Last update: Tuesday 20 March 2012

  • Packaging and testing firms see sales bottom in 1Q12

    Major Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL), Powertech Technology (PTI) and Walton Advanced Engineering all expect sales to...

    Last update: Friday 16 March 2012

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    Before Going to Press | 6h 11min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 6h 11min ago

  • China PV module makers set tough conditions for re-orders with Taiwan solar cell makers

    Before Going to Press | 6h 12min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 7h 32min ago

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    Before Going to Press | 7h 43min ago

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