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Wednesday 30 November 2022
Rohm partners with Shenzhen SiC startup amid concerns of growing Chinese competition
Rohm Semiconductor has entered into a strategic partnership with China-based power semiconductor company Shenzhen BASiC Semiconductor, Nikkei reports.
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Tuesday 29 November 2022
Rumored Tesla-Annex Semiconductor JV probably not real
Reports on Tesla forming a semiconductor joint venture with a Switzerland-based semiconductor company in China have circulated online (some are now deleted). For this matter, EV media electrek has made investigation, but DIGITIMES dug deeper.
Monday 28 November 2022
Jaguar Land Rover cuts UK production on chip shortages
Jaguar Land Rover is reducing vehicle output in the UK through March, as the carmaker prioritizes making higher-margin models because of semiconductor shortages, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Friday 25 November 2022
Sanan Group scores points in SiC business
Hunan Sanan Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary maker of the largest China-based LED chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics, has signed with a China-based new energy car vendor for supply of SiC chips during 2024-2027, with a total sales value estimated at CNY3.8 billion (US$532 million), according to industry sources.
Thursday 24 November 2022
Automotive clients reducing inventory of components not in short supply
Automakers reportedly are scaling down orders for components which have long been in stable supply or have become more easily available, so as to reduce inventory costs, while some devices such as high-end MCUs and IBGTs will remain in shortage through 2023, according to industry sources.
Thursday 24 November 2022
Taiwan, Japan poised to expand cooperation in semiconductor, 5G, EV
Taiwan and Japan already have complementary cooperation in 5G and semiconductor, and the cooperation will likely expand to electric vehicles (EV) and green energy, according to Taiwan's economic minster Wang Mei-hua.
Thursday 24 November 2022
Auto chips still in robust demand with no oversupply concerns
Major automotive chip IDMs including Renesas and Onsemi reportedly have moved to reduce orders placed with testing houses, sparking concerns about whether demand for automotive chips, which has been strong despite market headwinds, is about to undergo a correction. Nevertheless, industry sources said there is still quite a distance to an oversupply of such chips.
Thursday 24 November 2022
Renesas, Onsemi cutting backend orders for automotive ICs
Renesas and On Semiconductor (Onsemi) have started scaling back backend orders for their automotive chips in the fourth quarter of 2022, which may indicate the easing of automotive chip shortages, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 23 November 2022
What can Shang-Yi Chiang bring to Foxconn?
With Foxconn's latest announcement to invite Shang-Yi Chiang, TSMC veteran and former SMIC executive, as the chief strategy officer of its semiconductor group, some in the industry perceive the decision more driven by Foxconn's need for brand recognition, network expansion and overall strategic guidance, rather than the need for a technological upgrade, especially when there remains a significant gap between TSMC and Foxconn that can be hard to address in the short term.
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Foxconn names Chiang Shang-yi as semiconductor strategy officer
Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) has named semiconductor veteran Chiang Shang-yi as its semiconductor strategy officer.
Friday 18 November 2022
Infineon projects BEV chips content to grow to US$1,500 by 2027
Germany-based semiconductor IDM Infineon posted a record revenue of EUR14.2 billion (US$14.75 billion) for fiscal year 2022 and announced that it is investing EUR5 billion in building a new facility in Dresden, Germany.
Friday 18 November 2022
Infineon signed MoU with Stellantis, seeking 30% of global SiC market share by the end of decade
Infineon Technologies and Stellantis have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the first step towards a potential multi-year supply cooperation for silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors. Accordingly, Infineon would reserve manufacturing capacities and deliver the SiC chips to the direct Tier 1 suppliers of Stellantis in the second half of the decade, to be used in Stellantis' EVs.
Thursday 17 November 2022
UK blocks Chinese-led buyout of biggest microchip factory over national security
The UK ordered China's Wingtech Technology Co. to undo its acquisition of Britain's biggest microchip factory more than a year after the deal closed, citing national security concerns.
Wednesday 16 November 2022
Rohm to team up with Shenzhen chipmaker for SiC power devices
Rohm Semiconductor has struck a strategic cooperation agreement with China's Shenzhen-based BASiC Semiconductor under which the pair will jointly develop SiC power devices for electric vehicles.
Wednesday 16 November 2022
BYD again terminates IPO plan for semiconductor business
As rapidly rising sales of new energy vehicle (NEV) keep driving demand for auto chips, BYD, the largest NEV seller and manufacturer in China, has decided to delay its IPO plan for its semiconductor unit, focusing on expanding its foundry capacity in eastern China.
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Baraja utilizes optical telecommunications expertise to advance LiDAR technology
LiDAR technology has become critical to enabling self-driving. Australian deep-technology company Baraja develops solutions to miniaturize the sensor and bring down costs. Its technology has been acknowledged by the automotive industry and won a development agreement from a major OEM.