GlobalWafers, a semiconductor silicon wafer maker, began trial production of SiC wafers in May-June 2019 and plans to start production in small volume in second-quarter 2020, according to company chairwoman Doris Hsu.
Taiwan to add PV installations of 3.7GWp in 2019-2020
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is implementing its second 2-year plan to add PV installation capacity of 3.7GWp around Taiwan, consisting of 1.5GWp in 2019 and 2.2GWp in 2020, in line with the goal of accumulating total installation capacity of 20GWp in 2025.
Huawei Technologies and Sungrow Power Supply are globally leaders in the PV inverter market, but fellow company, Growatt New Energy Technolog, focuses on string PV inverters used in distributed PV systems rather than large PV power-generating stations.
China-based string PV inverter maker Growatt New Energy Technology has unveiled models for sale in Taiwan and, among PV inverter suppliers, took the initiative to plan to offer 10-year warranty - five years longer than usual.
SAS, Motech, TSEC see mixed August results
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), solar cell and PV module makers Motech Industries and TSEC have reported mixed results for August. SAS and Motech saw revenues increase sequentially but decrease on year. TSEC's sales dropped sequentially but grew on...
Sunny Founder, a crowdfunding platform specifically for PV power generation, has disclosed it has obtained from Taiwan's Bureau of Energy (BOE) under Ministry of Economic Affairs a renewable energy sales license.
URE sees increased August revenues
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.561 billion (US$49.7 million) for August, increasing 17.82% sequentially and 41.01% on year.
TSEC to expand PV module capacity in 1Q20
TSEC has disclosed it will expand its annual PV module production capacity from 500MWp to 800MWp in first-quarter 2020.
URE, Tainergy report losses for 1H19
Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE) and Tainergy Tech have reported net losses of NT$906.2 million (US$28.89 million) and NT$31.1 million respectively for second-quater 2019.
TSEC, Giga Solar report losses for 2Q19
Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC and PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials saw second-quarter 2019 operations swing to net losses of NT$24.4 million (US$782,000) and NT$27.4 million respectively.
SAS to set up TOPCon solar cell capacity in 2H19
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker, has disclosed a plan to invest NT$300-400 million (US$9.6-12.8 million) to set up initial annual production capacity of 200MWp for N-type TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) mono-Si solar cells...
TSEC, URE, Motech see mixed July growths
Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC, United Renewable Energy (URE) and Motech Industries have reproted mixed growths for July.
SAS reports 2Q19 loss
Solar wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net loss of NT$2.282 billion (US$72.78 million) for second-quarter 2019.
China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor has acquired a 40% stake in China-based shingled array PV module maker DZS Solar from state-run power generation equipment maker Dongfang Electric, becoming its largest shareholder with a stake ratio of 77%, according to industry...
The US government, at the fifth review of the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on China-produced crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules, has generally lowered final tariff rates from the rates determined at the fourth review, according to industry sources.
AUO to add investment in PV project firm
AU Optronics (AUO) has announced it and its investment arm Konly Venture will jointly add stake investment of NT$1.65 billion (US$53.1 million) in Star Shining Energy, a Taiwan-based holding company handling PV power generation projects.
China minor PERC cell makers lower prices
Second- and third-tier China-based PERC solar cell makers have cut prices to levels significantly lower than those quoted by first-tier ones, according to industry sources.
Global PV module demand estimated at 125.5GWp in 2019
Global PV module demand in 2019 will reach 125.5GWp, increasing 15.99% on year, according to EnergyTrend under Taiwan-based TrendForce.
GET to be dissolved
The board of directors of Green Energy Technology (GET) has announced a decision to liquidate and dissolve the soalr-grade crystalline silicon wafer company.
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE), in line with continued transformation of business operationa to return to profitability, is likely to further cut personnel in second-half 2019, according to company chairman Sam Hong.
REC Silicon suspends plant amid US-China trade row
REC Silicon has disclosed it will suspend its FBR facility in Moses Lake, Washington on July 15, 2019 as its access to polysilicon market in China has not been restored.
PERC solar cell prices falling
PERC solar cell international prices have been dropping 3-4% weekly with no signs of stopping amid weak demand, according to industry sources.
URE, Motech, TSEC post mixed June revenues
Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported sequential decrease in June consolidated revenues, while fellow makers Motech Industries and TSEC saw sequential growth in the month.
E-Ton to lay off most employees
E-Ton Solar Tech has announced a plan to lay off most of its employees after deciding to suspend solar cell production in April 2019.
Taiwan PV subsidization not enough, says SAS chairman
Taiwan's PV subsidization program is less active and efficient in boosting innovation in technology than China's, according to MK Lu, chairman of solar-grade silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS).
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to show a 1.6% increase with vendors ramping up inventory in preparation for the US-China...
Global server shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
According to Digitimes Research's observation, the server market is experiencing sluggish growth in 2019 with customer inventory...
Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments arrived at 13.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019, a level similar to that of the previous...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...