As Apple saw increasing pre-orders for the iPhone 15 series in India and rising exports of iPhones from the South Asian country, the world's largest company by market capitalization is reportedly planning to expand production by five times in coming years.
In the domain of space technology, Taiwan stands out for its expertise in ground equipment. Among the total global industry value of US$145 billion, Taiwan's contribution is approximately US$7 billion (equivalent to around 5%), establishing it as a notable participant within the international space supply chain. Nevertheless, Taiwan's enduring commitment revolves around sustainable pursuits such as satellite application services, satellite manufacturing, rocket launches, and the application of commercial space stations.
In two exclusive reports by Reuters, which cited multiple sources, India is reportedly talking with Tesla for the latter's Powerwall business to be set up in India, including manufacturing. Meanwhile, India-based JSW has reportedly begun talking with LG Energy Solutions (LGES) about producing EV batteries in India.
In early September, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang made a visit to India, announcing collaborative plans for AI infrastructures with Reliance Industries and Tata, as well as re-training Indian engineers to scale up AI capabilities, highlighting India's potential as a huge AI market and talent exporter.
Despite India's efforts to entice global leaders in manufacturing advanced chips, Intel revealed that it has yet to make a decision to invest in chip fabrication in India as there is no established ecosystem in place.
Apple reportedly received huge pre-orders after the launch of the iPhone 15 series in mid-September. Apple is banking on full capacity to increase iPhone sales in the world's second-largest smartphone market, which is witnessing a premiumization in favor of Apple.
To align with global space industry development trends and establish comprehensive solutions for Taiwan's space industry, Taiwan Accelerator Plus (TAcc+), a Taiwanese government-sponsored startup accelerator has formed cooperation with international accelerators and organizations to invite overseas SpaceTech startups to visit Taiwan for a whole month, starting August 15.
India-based Continental Device India (CDIL Semiconductors) announced a comeback in the semiconductor manufacturing business, with two ATMP lines expected on board. The oldest discrete semiconductor provider in India is looking to capitalize on the rising demand for electronics and a growing ecosystem in India.
Thanks to rising internet subscribers and data consumption, as well as more enterprises migrating to cloud and government initiatives for Digital India, India rapidly emerges as one of the major data center hubs, witnessing increasing investments in the sector.
Samsung is reportedly evaluating making telecom gear in India, as manufacturers see increasing geopolitical risk in China. Samsung may have to wait for more orders in India as well as from overseas before making such a decision.
Analyses diverge on how well the overall sales for the iPhone 15 series will perform this year. Due to the unexpectedly high order amount and the fact that the series is still in the initial stages of mass production, it is still too early to reach a conclusion, say industry sources. Potential supply chain issues, restrictions from the Chinese government, and competition from Huawei could still steer the sales of the iPhone 15 series in different directions.
Indian digital services and solutions provider Coforge is set to embed generative and other AI forms into its core operations. The recent introduction of 'Coforge Quasar,' a generative AI platform, underscores the company's interest in advancing enterprise AI capabilities. Notably, Quasar boasts an impressive suite of over 100 pre-integrated APIs ready for deployment.