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Friday 20 May 2022
Japan electronic component makers see significant revenue growth in 2021; Foxconn deepens global EV deployments
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on South Korea becoming self-reliant in semiconductor equipment development; six major Japanese electronic component suppliers yielding...
Thursday 19 May 2022
Renesas to reopen Kofu factory as 300mm wafer fab dedicated for power semiconductors
Renesas Electronics has announced plans to reopen its Kofu factory located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture as a 300mm wafer fab capable of manufacturing power semiconductors. The...
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Renesas intros automotive ECU virtualization solution platform
Renesas Electronics has announced an integrated automotive ECU virtualization platform that enables designers to integrate multiple applications into a single ECU that are safely...
Friday 13 May 2022
Japan MLCC makers see strong demand from emerging industries
Japan-based multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) suppliers are seeing robust demand from emerging industries, such as 5G, AIoT, and future vehicles, according to industry sources.
Friday 13 May 2022
TDK to build new factory for automotive MLCCs
TDK has announced plans to construct a new factory building at its manufacturing site in Kitakami, Japan's Iwate Prefecture, for automotive MLCCs. Construction of the factory is scheduled...
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Motion Gestures using AI to enhance camera-based gesture recognition technology
Move a thumb to unlock a car door. Self-check-in at an airport without touching the kiosk. These are no longer scenes in the movies but what technology is capable of nowadays. Motion...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
US startup Ample tackling EV charging anxiety with enhanced battery swapping service
Streamlining the process of charging an electric vehicle (EV) is critical to the new energy car's adoption. The US-based Ample approaches the idea with battery swapping technologies...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Denso, USJC team up for automotive power semiconductors
Denso and United Semiconductor Japan (USJC), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC), have announced they will partner to manufacture automotive power semiconduc...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Pure-play foundries see automotive chip orders continue ramping up
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries continue to see orders for automotive semiconductors ramp up while stepping up their capacity expansion pace, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 26 April 2022
QuantumScape sets up solid-state battery R&D center in Japan
QuantumScape, a developer of solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles (EV) has expanded into the Asia-Pacific region with an office in Kyoto, Japan. The new...
Thursday 21 April 2022
East Asian carmakers rushing into Indian EV market
With automakers from China, Japan and South Korea making early moves in India's electric vehicle (EV) market, Kia Motors is reportedly developing an electric SUV for India.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Memory spot prices to continue slide in 2Q22
DRAM and NAND flash spot prices are expected to continue trending downward in the second quarter of 2022, prompting channel distributors to be conservative and to offload their inventories...
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Geopolitical climate is changing global semiconductor value chain
While Russian troops were bombing Ukraine, a US delegation led by Michael Glenn Mullen, ex-chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, arrived in Taiwan, followed closely by a separate...
Monday 18 April 2022
Kioxia, Western Digital to jointly invest in new flash memory fab
Kioxia and Western Digital have finalized a formal agreement to jointly invest in the first phase of the Fab7 (Y7) manufacturing facility at Kioxia's Yokkaichi plant in Japan's Mie...
Friday 15 April 2022
Phison expects consumer electronics demand to pick up in 2H22
Consumer electronics (CE) related demand will be picking up in the second half of 2022 despite recent weakness in the area, according to flash device controller supplier Phison Ele...