Thursday 9 May 2024
Backed by robust profit, Toyota to invest JPY2 trillion in supply chain, EV, SDV
Toyota Motor reported hefty profit growth for the past fiscal year ending March 2024, thanks to booming hybrid EV sales and a weaker Japanese Yen. The automaker said it plans to invest JPY2 trillion (US$13.79 billion) in its suppliers, growing the EV lineup and developing Software-Defined Vehicles (SDV).
Thursday 9 May 2024
Asia Optical to pursue growth on 3 fronts, says chairman Lai Yi-Jen
Asia Optical, one of Taiwan's leading optical device suppliers, has achieved several breakthroughs in recent months, as stated by chairman Lai Yi-Jen during the company's earnings call on May 8. The company will pursue a three-pronged strategy as it expands its business: a strategic alliance with LG Innotek (LGIT), one of South Korea's leading lens module manufacturers; expansion of its facilities in the Philippines; and investment in cutting-edge Metalens technology.
Thursday 9 May 2024
Tata reportedly progressing rapidly in semiconductor manufacturing
Tata Electronics reportedly shipped packaged chip samples to potential customers in several countries. It is in the final stages of tape-out for chips in 28-65nm, indicating the progress the Indian national champion and front-runner in India's chipmaking indigenization made since its chip ambition.
Thursday 9 May 2024
Qisda accelerates development in Vietnam, capacity expected to increase
Peter Chen, Chairperson of Qisda, stated that the company has passed the lowest ebb of operation in 2024, with growth expected to occur quarter by quarter.
Thursday 9 May 2024
Chinese foundries, IC design houses collaborate to slash prices
Chinese mature-node foundries collaborate with the country's domestic IC design firms, including MCU businesses, to provide capacity support and offer competitive pricing, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
SoftBank is said in talks to buy troubled AI chip firm Graphcore
SoftBank Group Corp. is in talks to acquire Graphcore Ltd., a struggling British semiconductor startup once valued at $2.8 billion, according to people familiar with the deals.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Apple's China iPhone shipments soar 12% in March after discounts
Chinese iPhone shipments jumped about 12% in March after Apple Inc. and its retailers slashed prices, official data showed, suggesting efforts to arrest an accelerating decline in sales are yielding early results.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Ubiqconn targets Southeast Asia's low-Earth orbit satellite boom
Ubiqconn Technology is strategically positioning itself to capitalize on the burgeoning prospects of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite development in Southeast Asia. The company underscores the region's plethora of islands, sparse rural population density, and rapid economic progress as key factors fueling the immense potential for LEO satellite ventures.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Will Naver's bilateral collaboration with Samsung and Intel on AI work out?
Recently, South Korean internet giant Naver confirmed partnering with Intel in the AI semiconductor sector.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Dixon expands electronics manufacturing partnership with global brands
Dixon Technologies, a major EMS and ODM provider in India, is broadening its manufacturing footprint through strategic partnerships. The company has joined forces with Nokia and is reportedly in discussions to produce notebooks for HP, marking a significant expansion in its manufacturing business.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
EV makers reportedly compensate South Korean battery companies due to declining procurement
EV manufacturers reportedly failed to purchase the minimum quantity of batteries stipulated by contracts as EV demand softens.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
BYD surges ahead in R&D, exceeding Tesla with satcom debut 'on the road'
With the rapid development of intelligent connected vehicles, cars have gradually become important mobile terminals, carrying an increasing number of interconnection needs based on travel requirements. Cars are evolving into another important mobile terminal.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Intel joins forces with Japanese firms to automate chip packaging by 2028
Intel has partnered with 14 Japan-based companies to develop manufacturing technology for IC backend manufacturing automation, which is anticipated to be commercialized by 2028, aiming to reduce reliance on labor-intensive regions in China and Southeast Asia.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Taiwan fab toolmakers eyeing orders from Malaysia
Apart from Taiwan and China, Malaysia has emerged as a new semiconductor powerhouse in Southeast Asia, thanks to its competitive production costs and support from global manufacturers.
Tuesday 7 May 2024
Amazon commits US$9 billion to double Singapore cloud push Inc. plans to spend US$9 billion expanding its cloud computing infrastructure in Singapore, the latest global tech company to boost investment in Southeast Asia.
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