Foxconn keen on EVs
Foxconn's third-stage business transformation - dubbed Foxconn 3.0 - focuses on stepping into the electric vehicles (EVs), digital health care and robotics sectors, plus development of AI, semiconductor and 5G/6G technologies, according to company chairman Liu Young-way.
China to push for new infrastructure construction
China's National Development and Reform Commission has disclosed the scope of new infrastructure construction intended to facilitate digital transformation, smart upgrading and integration of innovative services, covering 5G infrastructure, ultra-high-voltage power grids, inter-city railways and high-speed...
Taiwan's diode suppliers have seen demand for IT devices pick up amid the coronavirus pandemic but that for green energy applications continue shrinking, according to industry sources.
The proportion of car output from Central and Eastern Europe among the EU is increasing due to lower labor cost, according to Digitimes Research.
Tron-e to export electric bus chassis
Electric bus maker Tron-e Technology will begin to ship electric bus chassis to Indonesia at the end of May 2020 and then India after the country lifts lockdown restrictions, according to the company.
Micro-grid development gaining momentum in Taiwan
Encouraged by government promotion of PV and wind power generation as well as electric vehicles (EV), development of micro-grids in Taiwan is taking off, according to local makers.
China-based makers produced 80,000 new energy vehicles and sold 72,000 units in April 2020, decreasing 22.1% and 26.5% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Tesla temporarily stops production at Gigafactory 3
Tesla reportedly stopped production at its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, eastern China, during May 6-9, possibly due to short supply of main components from abroad, according to industry sources.
Alliance formed for EV battery recycling
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research and Taiwan Battery Association (TBA) have formed an R&D and Application Alliance for Key Materials of Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles, aiming to establish a circular economy-based ecosystem for recycling batteries used in electric vehicles (EV), according...
China to cut subsidization for new energy cars
China has decided to downward adjust subsidizations for purchases of new energy vehicles successively by 10% in 2020, 20% in 2021, and 30% in 2022, which is expected to limit the total number of subsidized new energy cars to two million units a year, according to industry sources.
China new energy car output, sales plunge in March
China-based makers produced 50,000 new energy vehicles and sold 53,000 units in March 2020, decreasing 56.9% and 53.2% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
China-based Kymco Private Equity Management (Kymco Capital), a managing company for private equity investment funds and privately offered funds, focuses investment in enterprises in the ecosystem of providing mobility services, according to company general manager and managing partner Gary Ding.
BYD unveils blade battery cells
China-based electric vehicle (EV) and EV-use battery pack maker BYD has unveiled in-house-developed blade LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery cells that can be directly assembled into battery packs without having to form them into modules first to increase utilization of the room of battery packs...
China-based lithium-ion battery makers are expected to delay shipments to clients in Europe and the US originally scheduled for second-quarter 2020, mostly in April and May, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
Synergy to produce button batteries in 3Q20
Lithium-ion battery and lithium-ion polymer battery maker Synergy ScienTech has disclosed it will begin production of button batteries mainly for use in TWS devices at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, in third-quarter 2020.
China new energy car sales tumble in February
China-based makers produced 9,951 new energy vehicles and sold 12,908 units in February 2020, decreasing 82.9% and 75.2% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Tesla may expand EV production in China, says report
Tesla has suspended electric vehicle (EV) production at its two US facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but may expand the capacity at its Gaigafactory 3 in Shanghai, eastern China, according to media reports from China.
China to build more power charging piles
China's move to build more electric vehicle (EV)-use power charging piles and stations is likely to bring business opportunities for Taiwan-based makers of components used in such power charging facilities, according to industry sources.
Researchers develop flexible chargeable batteries
A research team in Taiwan has disclosed it has developed flexible (bendable) chargeable batteries based on magnesium fabric.
The largest China-based lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and China-based Fujian Baicheng New Energy Science and Technology will establish a joint venture specifically for deploying electric vehicle (EV)-use power charging piles in China, with respective stakes of 49% and...
SiC power devices efficient in EV power charging
SiC power devices used in AC/DC converters for OBCs (on board chargers) - a bridge between PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) or BEVs (battery electric vehicles) and general power outlets or power-charging piles, are better than Si-based ones in terms of performance and efficiency in power charging,...
The Netherlands government will fund a cooperative talent-training program to help Taiwan develop offshore wind power farms, focusing on marine engineering, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms, according to the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) in Taiwan.
Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), a Taiwan-based maker of cathode materials of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, is likely to benefit from cooperation on LFP batteries between Tesla and China-based battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), as only Aleees and Japan-based...
EV platforms to help makers hike competitiveness
EV (electric vehicle) platforms, through sharing of basic design, are expected to reduce cost and time spent by individual makers on R&D of new EV models, shorten time to market and thereby enhance their competitiveness, according to industry sources.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published draft amendments to current regulations concerning automakers and automobiles in a bid to facilitate production of new energy cars, according to China-based media reports.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments totaled 47.69 million units in the first quarter of 2020, down 19.3% sequentially and...
China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2020
Smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China only amounted to 135 million units in first-quarter 2020, plunging...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...