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Thursday 23 June 2022
India's swappable EV battery standards raise monopoly concerns
The Indian government is formulating a single standard specification for swappable EV batteries, and companies have expressed their fears about a battery monopoly that kills innovation.
Thursday 23 June 2022
Supply chain sees no cutbacks in foldable smartphone orders
Despite speculation indicating Samsung Electronics has suffered from excessive smartphone inventories, the Korean vendor has yet to cut its foldable smartphone shipment goal for this year, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
BYD invests in SiC epitaxial wafer maker Tianyu Semiconductor
After seeing its market valuation top CNY1 trillion (US$148.9 billion) in early June, BYD has joined Huawei on the list of investors of SiC epitaxial wafer manufacturer Tianyu Semiconductor.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Chinese chipmakers gaining ground in consumer PMIC segment
Global demand for power management ICs (PMIC) have been expanding sharply for communications, industrial control, automotive and consumer devices applications, and their prices have lingered at high levels amid continuous shortages, providing opportunities for Chinese chip vendors to rise rapidly in this chip segment, particularly for consumer applications, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Nidec CCI to step up capacity expansion in Vietnam
Nidec Chaun-Choung Technology (CCI) will step up its capacity expansion pace in Vietnam, where the Taiwan-based cooling module maker operates a plant to fulfill mainly orders for notebooks, servers, and networking devices, in the second half of 2022, according to company chairman Junichi Nagai.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Indian tech veterans seek Taiwan partnership to make electronics
India's electronics market is flooded with overseas products, especially from China. Despite several attempts from the government and industries in the past, local manufacturing of everyday products like LED lights, surveillance cameras, tablets, and mobile phones has not picked up in the country.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
China-based Jidu showcases concept robocar with vision+LiDAR self-driving systems
Jidu, an EV joint venture of Baidu and Geely, showcased its first automotive concept robocar Robo-01 earlier this month. Following the establishment of the company in March 2021, it took Jidu only 15 months to develop the concept car.
Monday 20 June 2022
PV modules from Southeast Asia reportedly to see 10% price increase
Prices for PV modules imported to Taiwan from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia will reportedly rise by about 10%, according to industry sources.
Monday 20 June 2022
Component makers cautious about orders for 2H22
Notebook component makers are turning conservative about orders for the second half as impacts from the war between Ukraine and Russia and China's COVID lockdowns are expected to undermine demand for notebooks for the rest of 2022, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Monday 20 June 2022
Honda, Sony partner up to provide e-mobility services
Sony and Honda have announced that they are forming a joint venture this year to provide e-mobility services. Each company will hold 50% stakes in the new JV, according to the official statement.
Monday 20 June 2022
SEA roundup: Compal, Pegatron to expand production in Vietnam
Compal and Pegatron are reportedly expanding production in Vietnam, while Vietnam is poised to increase minimum wage amid rising inflation.
Monday 20 June 2022
Challenges for semiconductor sector (3): Who will be leader in next 5-10 years?
Samsung Electronic is a global leader in the semiconductor industry. DIGITIMES Research estimates that Samsung generated US$81.96 billion in semiconductor revenue in 2021, with memory accounting for 77% of the total and the remaining US$18.77 billion from System LSI, which offers foundry services mainly for logic ICs.
Monday 20 June 2022
India roundup: Made-in-India smartphone shipment grows despite lockdowns in China
Amid lockdowns in China in the first quarter of 2022, made-in-India smartphone shipment continues to grow. Smartphone manufacturer Bharat FIH is closer to IPO, while manufacturers eligible for the mobile phone PLI are still waiting to receive their cash incentive.
Friday 17 June 2022
Malaysia encourages local assembly of EVs
Malaysia has moved EV adoption to the top of its priority list, while aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, according to ASEAN Briefing.
Friday 17 June 2022
Notebook shipments rebound in May with China COVID lockdowns easing, says DIGITIMES Research
The global top-5 notebook brands saw combined shipments rebound 34% in May from a month ago with the lifting of COVID lockdowns in eastern China, but the volumes still went down compared to the same month a year ago amid feeble demand that constrained vendors' order pull-ins, according to DIGITIMES Research's findings.
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