This week’s widespread power failures in India have highlighted a number of problems that exist in the electrical grid there. A report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS)) on Distribution Automation Equipment – 2012 Edition analyzes the regional differences between distribution automation adoption globally, including developing countries such as India, and what role smart grid technologies will play in helping to solve these problems.
Sharp Corp shares tumbled nearly 30 percent to their lowest closing level since 1976 on Friday as investors questioned whether Japan's last major maker of television panels will survive the sunset of the country's TV industry.
Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. reported Friday a 58 percent drop in second quarter profit year-on-year, its third consecutive quarterly decline as intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. hurt sales.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile-phone maker, said Friday it plans to show a new mobile device in late August, trying to stay in the consumer spotlight ahead of Apple's expected release of the latest iPhone in September.
Leading brands confirmed to participate in the debut "Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology" fairJuly 31, 2012 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments
The Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology fair starts a new phase this year at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd, the new edition will be held from 20 – 22 September 2012. The show will encompass the four themes, building automation, smart home, generic cabling as well as
Japan's government on Thursday nominated Shunichi Tanaka, an expert in radiation physics, to head a new safety regulator, taking a step forward in its efforts to restore trust in nuclear power, shattered by last year's Fukushima disaster.
We are witnessing a rapid multiplication of available conductive materials for printed and large area electronics on the market. The different materials distinguish themselves by their conductivity, particle size, curing conditions, availability and cost. New material breakthroughs for the printed and large area electronics industry will be one of the main topics at IDTechEx's Printed Electronics Asia event, which will take place on October 2-3 in Tokyo, Japan.
Photovoltaic (PV) installations in China are set to reach over 4 gigawatts (GW) in the second half of the year, according to a new report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)). The latest version of China’s Five-Year-Plan for the PV industry reveals that China’s regulatory and planning body, NDRC, has lifted its installation target from 15 GW to 21 GW by 2015. This positive guideline will
Increasing affordability of smartphones has been propelling the strong growth of the sector in the Philippines, rendering the country one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the emerging Southeast Asia region. In the first five months of this year, almost 1.7 million units of smartphones have already been sold, translating to more than five times the volume sales from the same period last year.
Photovoltaic (PV) installations in China are set to reach over 4 gigawatts (GW) in the second half of the year, according to a new report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS. The latest version of China’s Five-Year-Plan for the PV industry reveals that China’s regulatory and planning body, NDRC, has lifted its installation target from 15 GW to 21 GW by 2015.
A widely read microblog written by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai and known for its sometimes tongue-in-cheek comments about China's social and political issues was inaccessible Friday.
According to the Business Perspectives on Emerging Markets 2012-2017 Report by Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA), Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) will retain their leading positions as the worlds’ top emerging markets for 2012-2017. In a ranking of the top 30 emerging markets international companies plan to target in 2012-2017...
I recently read a report that the Department of Defense received over 80,000 counterfeit components from a now-defunct Shenzhen-based broker named "Hong Dark Electronics." After reading this, I felt two things: amusement and terror. I felt amusement that the DoD has been authorizing purchases from a Shenzhen-based broker (and in turn receiving various types of counterfeit components)...
China's test and measurement instrument market saw a significant expansion in 2011, with its market size up 13.5 percent year-on-year to reach RMB 7.41 billion, thanks to the stable macro economy, the growth of the terminal product (such as smart phones) market, the continuous introduction and the commercial use of the new-generation telecommunications standards.
Sales at global IT companies are likely to come under pressure, hurt by slowing spending and weakening European demand, Berenberg said, downgrading Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and VMware Inc.
Advantest Corporation announced that its South Korean subsidiary, Advantest Korea Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) broke ground on June 28 for its new factory in Cheonan City, Chungnam Province, South Korea. The ground breaking ceremony was
Avnet, Inc. announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has launched a tender offer bid for all outstanding shares of Internix, Inc. , a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange , substantially expanding its presence in the Japanese market. Established in 1970 by founder the late Yoshiharu Fujisawa, Internix is an electronics components distributor representing both Japanese and foreign suppliers serving
While many manufacturers are still feeling the negative effects of the Great Recession of 2008, it appears that there is a growing new trend. More and more production and fabrication work looks like it is coming back to developed economies. There are several factors behind this new phenomenon. One is rising wages in China.
Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp, the world's fifth-largest chipmaker, said it wanted to reduce its workforce by 12 percent and shed half of its domestic plants within three years to compete better with aggressive overseas rivals to produce cheaper, smaller chips.
Upscale headphone maker Beats Electronics is buying MOG, a music subscription service that has struggled to compete with rivals such as Rhapsody and Spotify.
Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc. has agreed to buy Elpida Memory Inc. for approximately $750 million in cash in a deal that would boost its wafer manufacturing capacity by about 50 percent.
Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market.
Solar panel manufacturers face three more years of tough conditions until the market shuts down excess production capacity, according to a new report issued on Tuesday by renewable power consultancy GTM Research.
Samsung Electronics' struggle to keep pace with rampant demand for its new Galaxy S III smartphone may have cost the South Korean firm some 2 million units of sales in just a month.
Shares of Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's No.2 PC maker, fell by more than 6 percent to a more than four-month intraday low on market concern over the outlook for the PC market amid the global economic slowdown.