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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 to begin at the end of the company's fiscal year (March 2023), and will be completed in June 2024.
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Monday 16 May 2022
Foxconn marches into global EV market with Lordstown, Fisker
Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) has taken another significant step into the electric vehicle (EV) market by signing a contract manufacturing agreement and a joint venture agreement with Lordstown Motors (LMC).
Tuesday 10 May 2022
DDI makers to see 3Q22 shipments boosted by car, specialty applications
Display driver IC (DDI) demand for handsets and other consumer devices has been sluggish and market prospects remain uncertain for the third quarter, prompting DDI makers to switch their supply focus to automotive and niche-market applications, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
Automotive IDMs enjoy high order visibility
Automotive electronics supplier On Semiconductor (Onsemi) has stopped taking orders for insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) at its Shenzhen plant, but some orders might be the result of overbooking, according to industry sources.
Friday 6 May 2022
ProLogium to adopt predictive simulation to mass produce solid-state battery for EV
ProLogium is ready to produce the world's first batch of high-performance solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EV) soon. The Gigafactory in Taoyuan, Taiwan is planning to start mass-producing within the next three to four years.
Friday 6 May 2022
Non-consumer 32-bit MCU demand strengthening
Taiwan-based MCU suppliers have seen a gradual pick-up in 32-bit MCU demand for gaming applications since the second quarter, and are optimistic about the overall 32-bit demand for automotive electronics and other non-consumer device applications this year, according to industry sources.
Thursday 5 May 2022
Autonomous vehicles to create massive AI business opportunities
The massive new nodes created inside and outside self-driving cars will bring new business opportunities for AI solutions, and the entire creation process can be seen as a combination of "kitchen wastes" and "indestructible cockroaches," according to Wei-Bin Lee, CEO of Hon Hai Research Institute under the Foxconn Technology Group.
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Delta Electronics expects EV-use device sales to grow 30-40% in 2022
Power supply maker and energy solution provider Delta Electronics expects sales from devices for electric vehicles (EVs) to increase 30-40% in 2022, according to company chairman Yancey Hai.
Thursday 28 April 2022
Master Trans, Tron-e export electric buses to SE Asia, Europe
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs plans to electrify 35% of the total 12,000 city buses by 2025 and 100% by 2030. Around 15,000 long-distance intercity buses will also be replaced by electric buses by 2030.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
CATL facing rising costs, heated competition, slowing demand amid lockdowns
The world's largest EV battery maker CATL is under great pressure from rising material costs, heating competition, and slowing demand amid city lockdowns in China.
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 semiconductors.
Friday 22 April 2022
Will Semiconductor sees sales from car-use CIS hike 85% on year in 2021
China-based IC design house Will Semiconductor Shanghai generated revenues of CNY2.3 billion (US$356 million) from automotive CMOS image sensors (CIS) in 2021, hiking about 85% on year, according to industry sources.
Thursday 21 April 2022
China car industry hit hard by COVID curbs
China's auto industry is estimated to lose 20% of its production due to COVID-19 restricitions in Shanghai and its neighboring cities - a region, known as the Yangtze River delta, that accounts for 21.6% of the industry's total production nationwide, according to figures from an industry association.
Thursday 21 April 2022
AUO eyeing automotive era with microLED, AmLED for smart cockpits
AU Optronics (AUO) will debut automotive displays featuring microLED and AmLED for smart cockpit applications at Touch Taiwan 2022. The panel maker said smart cockpit integration services aim to provide drivers and passengers immersive experiences, turning future cars into a premium third living space beyond one's home and workplace.
Wednesday 20 April 2022
Taiwan charging infrastrucutre outpaced by EV growth
Demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and charging piles continues to grow, as the EV penetration rate increases. Charging stations are the most important piece of infrastructure for EVs. Improving charging infrastructure will encourage more people to purchase EVs, helping drive EV sales growth.
Wednesday 20 April 2022
Auto suppliers urge Shanghai to reopen customs
If Shanghai does not reopen customs for imported products, its approval for 666 core businesses to resume production may be in vain for automakers, according to industry sources.