Infineon Technologies and Delta Electronics are expanding their long-term cooperation from industrial to automotive applications. On March 21, both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will deepen their joint innovation activities to provide more efficient and higher-density solutions for the fast-growing market of electric vehicles (EV). The agreement covers a wide range of components such as high-voltage and low-voltage discretes and modules as well as microcontrollers to be used in EV drivetrain applications such as traction inverters, DC-DC converters, and on-board chargers.
Chinese carmaker BYD has reportedly registered a new trademark, "Yun-nian" (cars adorned with cloud patterns), according to several Chinese media outlets. Sources were cited as saying that Yun-nian is a whole new in-house technology for intelligent mobility.
The displays market has been feeling the pinch of the global economic downturn, except for automotive applications that stand a good chance of seeing strong shipments in 2023, with South Korean panel suppliers taking a dominant position in the automotive OLED segment.
Municipalities in China are trying to maintain the EV momentum after the national subsidy program ended last year. Shenzhen just released its financial policies to support the development of a new energy vehicle (NEV) supply chain by 2025, from components supply to the end market.
Electric vehicles (EV) are viewed as computers on wheels, the new driving force for the revival of the ICT industry, and even the convergence between electronics and automotive industry. Here are several key trends: EV sales hit record 10 million in 2022, while China accounted for 70% of global sales. The EV industry will give China critical leverage in its trade war with the U.S. Secondly, diversification in manufacturing has become more important, with the growing EV market and even affecting semiconductor manufacturing presence. Last, volume manufacturing is undergoing evolution. V2X solutions are slated to boost the market growth and reshape our daily life in the future.
The state government of Telangana, India announced on Monday that it would set up the Telangana Mobility Valley around Hyderabad, the state's capital city, to promote R&D and manufacturing of electric vehicles (EV) that include electric two-wheelers and electric three-wheelers.
The growing penetration of electric vehicles (EV) has boosted demand for charging infrastructure, with China, the US, the EU, Japan, Korea, India and other countries making efforts installing charging piles and stations.
Cars require more microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs) as they become smarter and more connected, according to Avnet Taiwan, adding that the trend will continue driving MPUs' growth in the coming years with the market expected to reach US$8 billion in 2025.
Cars are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks as they become intelligent and connected. The threats have gone beyond vehicles to mobility applications and EV charging infrastructure. Experts said it is critical to have cybersecurity solutions supporting the entire security lifecycle and establish real-time collaboration among vehicle, IT and enterprise security operation center (SOC) cybersecurity perspectives.
China-based EV maker XPeng signed a strategic agreement with local mobility companies Xiaolinggou Travel Technology and China Auto Rental on January 9. The trio has brought XPeng's P7 model to car rental markets in five major cities in China.
Two major automotive Tier-1s last week revealed their latest moves to advance assisted and autonomous driving. Continental has partnered with Ambarella to offer energy-efficient solutions for EVs. Magna and LG will collaborate on developing autonomous driving-infotainment technology.
MIH, an EV consortium initiated by Foxconn, is poised to realize its ambition in the US. It announced on January 6 that it will set up an innovation hub in Ohio, offering automotive suppliers opportunities to work closely with OEMs based in North America.
Infineon Technologies, the Germany-based leading IDM for auto chips, is showcasing two new collaborations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan 5 that will make integration of autonomous-driving software into the microcontrollers (MCUs) easier and faster.
Electric motorcycle manufacturer ECGO EVmoto introduced its lineup of e-motorcycles of three different sizes for bikers in Indonesia. Sales kicked off in February 2022, targeting ride-sharing contract bikers in need of large seats, long driving range, and high speed.