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Thursday 18 August 2022
EV battery fires prompt Indian 2-wheeler makers to use LFP
Until recently, India's electric EV 2-wheeler market seemed unstoppable. Hordes of companies, most hitherto unheard of in the automobile sector, had begun to announce plans to sell electric scooters and motorcycles. Many of them still do, but customers have started to take their claims of range, safety, and convenience with a pinch of salt.
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Net Zero Series (3): Transcene, 'unknown consultant' behind TSMC
Transcene, an urban miner and advocate for the circular economy, has assisted its semiconductor clients such as TSMC and ASE in closing the material loops.
Monday 15 August 2022
Net Zero Series (2): Carbon offsetting creates buying guilt or a path to reach net zero?
To date, there are more than 60 countries and regions that have implemented or passed legislation for carbon pricing, including Taiwan. It will implement a carbon tax and trading scheme in 2030 as part of its goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Monday 15 August 2022
No need for TSMC to take side between US and China: Q&A with Richard Thurston
The Chips and Science Act 2022 signed by US president Joe Biden on August 9 is seen as an important move to boost US competitiveness in the face of a "sputnik moment" with China. As we examine the content, with the conditions set in the law, we found the semiconductor companies will have to take sides if they decide to take the subsidy for building the fabs.
Thursday 11 August 2022
EVs among the 6 major growth drivers for India's L&T Tech Services
As global demand for the next generation of automotive heats up, Indian engineering and R&D giant L&T Technology Services (LTTS) expects the electrification, autonomous, and connected vehicles (EACV) segment to present a sea of new opportunities. Along with five other strategic technology areas, clubbed together as 'Six Big Bets,' EACV will serve as the growth engine of its long-term business model.
Wednesday 10 August 2022
Taiwan semiconductor industry will prevail: Q&A with Mike Chang, CEO of WPG Holdings
The global demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones, PCs, notebooks and TVs has significantly been undermined by several headwinds, including pandemics, war, and inflation, resulting in ever-rising inventory levels in various sectors, affecting product prices and market trends.
Monday 1 August 2022
The building blocks of Unilever Taiwan's sustainability implementation
COVID-19 is a wake-up call for a new era of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activism. Both the coronavirus and the carbon atom are invisible, but their effects are not. They have different impacts around the world but they both hurt it in unexpected and significant ways.
Thursday 28 July 2022
Indian fabless startup voices concerns on chip manufacturing plans
Chip manufacturing has a 4-decade history in India, starting with Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL) fab in the early '80s. However, this wasn't much of a success compared to the rapid growth in this industry worldwide. Now, with renewed efforts, the Indian government is hoping to revamp chip manufacturing in India for domestic as well as worldwide markets.
Thursday 28 July 2022
IGBT vs. SiC in NEV applications: Q&A with Actron Technology top management
Actron Technology founder Ming-Kuang Lu was reported to quit chairmanship at the automotive diode maker, arousing curiosity among readers about what drove his intention. Soon after new directors and supervisors were elected on May 27, Lu explained that he had been planning to retire at the right age and the time had come.
Tuesday 26 July 2022
Global supply chain reconfiguration to persist through 2030
Global supply chains remain disrupted as the COVID-19 pandemic enters the third year and the war in Ukraine creates chaos in Europe-Asia transportation. Expert Mark Millar said the disturbance offers companies an opportunity to reevaluate their sourcing and production, considering a more regional approach going forward. He also expects global supply chain reconfiguration to last through 2025 to 2030, with some businesses nearshoring and reshoring.
Friday 22 July 2022
IKEA Taiwan creates circular economy with B2B subscription model
IKEA has been recognized for its efforts to promote sustainable living and a circular economy. The furniture maker has pledged to become climate positive by 2030, including creating a fair and equal workplace and regenerating resources from end-of-life (EoL) products.
Friday 22 July 2022
Infinio Capital launches Ignition Fund 1 to invest in global space tech startups and foster ecosystem in Taiwan
Early-stage venture capital firm Infinio Capital announced on July 20 the launch of its US$20 million "Ignition Fund 1," to invest in space tech startups and help build up a space tech ecosystem in Taiwan in the next two years.
Friday 22 July 2022
Transformation of a panel maker: Q&A with Innolux president James Yang
Competition in the display panel manufacturing industry has shifted from fast and large-scale production capacity expansion in the past to targeting technology-oriented applications hike value added. James Yang, who became Innolux's president three years ago, has managed to transformed the company.
Wednesday 20 July 2022
Indian company offers POSIT solutions to fundamental HPC problems
Advanced computing is becoming an integral part of many verticals. Artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), machine learning, graphics computing, and video processing applications are all demonstrating how to increase efficiency and productivity.
Monday 18 July 2022
Analog in-memory computing to boost efficiency in energy consumption and speed for AI applications: Q&A with TetraMem CEO Glenn Ge
TetraMem is a semiconductor startup based in Fremont, California. They utilize an in-memory computing (IMC) structure with proprietary computing memory device solutions to improve computing efficiency and power consumption while delivering high computing throughout multiple AI applications. DIGITIMES talked to TetraMem co-founder Glenn Ge to get a first-hand understanding of their innovation and their insights for future industry development.
Friday 15 July 2022
Interview: IoT startup UnaBiz acquires Sigfox and scales up operations in 73 countries
UnaBiz, massive Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider based in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan, became the owner of Sigfox in April, around four months after the French company began insolvency proceedings. UnaBiz has incorporated Sigfox assets, customers, and networks in France, Spain, and Portugal, into its French-registered subsidiaries UnaBiz SAS and UnaBiz Networks SAS.