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Monday 5 December 2022
Huawei quietly building own semiconductor ecosystem, eyeing more equipment, materials and support from Taiwan
Huawei is making a low-key entry into multiple semiconductor segments to build its own semiconductor ecosystem, and since mid-2022 the Chinese tech giant has made long-term cooperation commitments to many Taiwanese equipment and materials suppliers and have expanded order placements with them in response to fresh US sanctions, according to industry sources.
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Tuesday 6 December 2022
Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam shortlisted for Taiwan PCB manufacturing relocation
Taiwan-based PCB and CCL suppliers, of which many have built their production sites in Kunshan, China, are considering relocating manufacturing to Southeast Asia, with Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam being shortlisted for their move into the region.
Monday 5 December 2022
Nidec to profit from electric axle manufacturing
Japan-based motor and machine tools manufacturer Nidec plans to invest a total of JPY1 trillion (US$7 billion) in expanding its electric motor systems, Nikkei Asia cited Nidec chairman and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori as saying.
Monday 5 December 2022
GM, LGES to increase battery production in the US; Volkswagen explores Canadian cell site
The EV battery production ramp-up in North America continues: General Motors and LG Energy Solution announced that they will raise cell production by 40% at a joint plant in Tennessee, USA. In addition, Volkswagen Group has partnered with Canada, searching for a location to establish a battery plant in the country.
Monday 5 December 2022
India smart TV market grows by 38%, braces for production cuts as inflation bites
As internet penetration in India is keeping up the pace, sales of smart TVs in India have been growing in recent years. Still, vendors are bracing for a slowing demand resulting from inflation and the end of the festive season.
Monday 5 December 2022
Tri-party effort needed to realize EV ambitions in the future
A global transition to EVs continues despite challenges like charging station scarcity and high car prices lying ahead. To ensure the EV goals set by countries are met in the future, efforts from the government, EV makers and charging point operators are required, said experts.
Friday 2 December 2022
Thailand could become first choice for Taiwan firms to tap Southeast Asia market of smart city solutions
For Taiwan-based makers, software solution developers and system integration services providers to tap the Southeast Asia market of smart city solutions, Thailand is thought of as the first choice and the stepping stone into other member countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), according to Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) under government-sponsored Information Industry Institute.
Friday 2 December 2022
After taking on Facebook, Vietnam startup is setting its sights on the world
A Vietnamese Internet startup that's successfully defended its home market of 100 million people against global giants like Facebook is now going into attack mode.
Friday 2 December 2022
Patent deployments crucial for commercializing quantum technologies
Quantum technology is one of the most critical domains in the post-Moore's Law era, driving many countries to inject substantial resources into related R&D projects, and those with deep patent deployment can get an upper hand in the commercialization of quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensing technologies and applications, according to industry observers.
Friday 2 December 2022
China startup gearing up for SiC chip production
AscenPower Semiconductors is among China-based chipmaking startups playing a part in the country's push into third-generation semiconductors, and is gearing up for 8- and 6-inch silicon carbide (SiC) chip production, according to industry sources.
Thursday 1 December 2022
Taiwan server ODMs to see non-China capacity share rise closely to 50% by 2023, says DIGITIMES Research
The tech war between the US and China is growing fiercer, prompting Taiwanese server ODMs to accelerate their pace to move parts of their capacities out of China, and ODMs' shares of capacity from outside of China are expected to rise to nearly 50% by 2023, according to DIGITIMES Research' latest finding.
Thursday 1 December 2022
Global economic concerns not to impact India's semiconductor plans
The global economy is expected to go through a challenging period in 2023 as geopolitical tensions push inflation to the highest level in decades. Many economists expect a recession or a season of extremely slow growth to set in. This has ramifications in various industries, but one that has a significant global impact is the semiconductor industry. Gartner expects semiconductor revenue to fall 3.6 percent in 2023 as rapid deterioration in the global economy and weakening consumer demand will negatively impact the market.
Thursday 1 December 2022
Chip war: who are the winners? A conversation with Dr. Yongwook Ryu
As the United States engages in a chip war against China, technology has never been more intertwined with geopolitical power dynamics. The fact that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started to seek talents trained in political science only sheds light on the dire need for the technology industry to understand geopolitics.
Thursday 1 December 2022
China NOR flash vendors gearing up for automotive applications
China's NOR flash suppliers, including Giantec Semiconductor and GigaDevice Semiconductor, are strengthening deployments in automotive applications as part of their efforts to offset declining demand from consumers, according to industry sources.
Thursday 1 December 2022
SK Group commits in US manufacturing for EV
One of South Korea's largest conglomerates, SK Group, received the US president Joe Biden on November 29 at its new Michigan facility, according to the group. Biden toured the new facility in the company of Michigan state governor Gretchen Whitmer and others.
Thursday 1 December 2022
XPeng under organizational restructuring to get through challenges
China-based EV companies have experienced turbulence as the pandemic impacts production and material prices surge. He Xiaopeng, XPeng's co-founder and CEO, said the company has implemented organizational restructuring and expects a significant increase in sales volume and revenue next year.
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2022
Chinese smartphone brands see shipments decline in 3Q22, says DIGITIMES Research
Robot suppliers continue capacity expansions in China despite instability, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server ODMs to see non-China capacity share rise closely to 50% by 2023, says DIGITIMES Research