Taiwan's top passive components supplier Yageo has been keen on conducting overseas acquisitions over the years to expand its product lines and global clientele, and is poised to seek further international acquisition deals. Yageo chairman Pierre Chen said the company is always prepared to expand at the right time.
British GPU designer Imagination Technologies has been cultivating the RISC-V architecture for many years. After new CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie took the position, the company has been promoting new products and services to take advantage of RISC-V's fast-growing period. Recently, Beresford-Wylie visited Taiwan to interact with supply chain partners and potential business partners. Here's DIGITIMES's interview with Beresford-Wylie.
Although the automotive chip shortage is showing signs of easing up, analog IC chips continue to be stuck in a tight supply situation, according to Hidetoshi Shibata, CEO of semiconductor manufacturer Renesas.
Zhong Yang Technology, which makes precision molds and mold cores for manufacturing of lens pieces, has extended production to precision molded glass lens pieces and optical lenses since 2018, according to company chairman Cheng Cheng-tien.
Automotive PCB supplier Chin-Poon Industrial is on track with its capacity expansion in Thailand and expects the easing of automotive chip shortages to help boost its shipments, according to company spokesman Alex Hsiao.
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.
General Motors will proceed in China's automotive market with its latest plan. On November 22, the carmaker said it aims to launch over 15 models based on its Ultium platform by 2025. In addition, Buick, one of GM's brands, will soon introduce its first EV in China.
Notebook supply chain players continue to carry on inventory correction amid lingering market headwinds, prompting Taiwan-based ODMs to step up deployments in non-notebook segments, particularly automotive electronics, to diversify their revenue sources, according to industry sources.
Hyundai Motor Group announced at the end of October that it broke ground on Metaplant America to produce EV and EV batteries in the US, following the passage of the US' new law Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that excludes electric vehicles (EVs) assembled outside the US from receiving tax incentives.
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.
Kaimei Electronic expects aluminum electrolytic capacitors, thick-film and metal alloy current-sensing resistors used in electric vehicle (EV) power charging piles to become the main source of business growth in fourth-quarter 2022 and 2023, according to company spokesman Andrew Lee.
Horizon Plus, a joint venture between Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group and Thailand's state-run energy group PTT, broke ground recently for a new electric vehicle (EV) production base in Thailand.
LED packaging service provider Edison Opto expects 2023 consolidated revenues to increase 15-20% on year, while LED automotive lighting module maker Laster Tech saw business operation turn from an operating loss of NT$131.6 million (US$4.4 million) and net loss of NT$146.3 million for the second quarter of 2022 to operating profit of NT$56.7 million and net profit of NT$59.8 million for the third quarter, according to the companies.