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Wednesday 30 March 2022
Kioxia to build NAND flash plant with WD; Leapmotor plans IPO; Suzuki to build battery plant in India
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Kioxia and Western Digital (WD) planning to invest JPY 1 trillion (US$8.19 billion) to build a new NAND flash factory in Japan, China-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Leapmotor applying for initial public offer (IPO) in Hong Kong, and Suzuki Motor investing JPY 150 billion (US$1.23 billion) to produce EVs and related batteries in India.
Wednesday 23 March 2022
Doosan focuses on semiconductor assembly and testing; SK On to set up Turkey plant
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on South Korea's Doosan Group and Samsung Electronics deepening deployments for semiconductor assembly and testing, SK On planning to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant with Ford and Koç Holding in Turkey, and Japan-based Mabuchi Motor aiming to cut into the EV motor and advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) supply chains.
Wednesday 16 March 2022
South Korea may adjust tech policies; Sony and Honda to deliver first EV by 2025; India's data center market expanding
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on conservative Yoon Suk-yeol being elected as South Korea's new president and possibly adjusting the country's tech industry and energy policies, Sony and Honda setting up a new joint venture to commercial electric vehicles (EV) by 2025, and India's data center market growing at a CAGR of over 10% as major cloud service providers (CSPs) continue to expand production in the country.
Tuesday 8 March 2022
Russia-Ukraine conflict could impact consumer electronics and automotive supply chains; Ora stops taking mini EV orders
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on the Russia-Ukraine conflict impacting Taiwan-based and South Korea-based consumer electronics companies in Russia, global automakers facing potential challenges brought by the Russia-Ukraine war, and China's Ora announcing its decision to stop taking mini car orders.
Wednesday 2 March 2022
LG Innotek to invest in FC-BGA; Luxshare Precision adds EV investment; Thailand approves EV incentives
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on LG Innotek planning to invest in flip chip-ball grid arrays (FC-BGAs) as substrate demand for 5G, AI, and smartphone application processors remains high; Luxshare Precision spending an additional CNY 10 billion (US$1.58 billion) on new energy vehicle (NEV) development after forming a joint venture with Chery Group; and Thailand approving tax incentives to promote a shift to electric vehicles (EVs).
Tuesday 22 February 2022
Denso deepens deployments for third-gen semiconductors; Foxconn partners with Vedanta; XPeng expands presence in Europe
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Denso investing in TSMC's subsidiary Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM) to deepen its deployments for third-generation automotive semiconductors and stabilize auto chip supply, Foxconn teaming up with Vedanta to set up a semiconductor facility in India, and XPeng announcing plans to expand its presence in Europe by entering the Swedish and Dutch markets.
Tuesday 15 February 2022
Nidec considers in-house semiconductor production; GlobalWafers fails to acquire Siltronic; China sees overcapacity in new energy vehicles
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Nidec considering developing its own semiconductors, GlobalWafers falling short of acquiring Germany's Siltronic, and China's automotive and new energy vehicle (NEV) industries facing overcapacity issues in 2021.
Tuesday 8 February 2022
Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi form alliance; Samsung accounts for 19.5% of Vietnam's 2021 total export turnover; Foxconn and Gogoro to develop EV ecosystem in Indonesia
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Nissan Motor, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motor forming an automotive alliance and announcing plans for their electric vehicle (EV) businesses, Samsung Electronics accounting for 19.5% of Vietnam's total export turnover in 2021, and Foxconn teaming up with Gogoro, the Indonesian Ministry of Investment/BKPM, IBC, and Indika to jointly develop a sustainable new energy ecosystem in Indonesia.
Tuesday 25 January 2022
CATL launches battery swap solution; LG Energy Solution to become publicly listed; Samsung introduces Exynos 2200 processor
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology (CAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), launching an universal battery swap solution, LG Energy Solution (LGES) heading toward a successful listing on the Korea Exchange, and Samsung Electronics unveiling its Exynos 2200 mobile processor.
Tuesday 18 January 2022
China records sales of 3.52 million NEVs in 2021; Nidec increases machine tool output in China; TSMC adjusts plans for Baoshan R&D center
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China increasing by 160% on year to reach 3.52 million units in 2021, Nidec's subsidiary setting up a new factory in China to increase its machine tool output for electric vehicles (EVs), and TSMC adjusting plans for its Baoshan R&D center to keep up with large orders from Intel.
Tuesday 11 January 2022
Sony sets up mobility company; China to scrap new energy vehicle subsidies by end-2022; Diodes steps into SiC power modules
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Japan's Sony setting up a subsidiary Sony Mobility to harness its strengths in electric vehicle (EV) development, China planning to cut subsidies on new energy vehicles (NEVs) by the end of 2022, and US-based Diodes establishing a subsidiary DiodSent Green Technology in Taiwan to step into R&D and production of third-generation semiconductor power modules for EVs.
Tuesday 4 January 2022
Samsung adjusts plans for Pyeongtaek P3 plant; Hyundai stops combustion engine development; Quanta expands global server production
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Samsung Electronics prioritizing NAND flash production at its P3 manufacturing line in Pyeongtaek, Hyundai Motor Group shutting down its internal combustion engine development team and shifting its focus to EV development, and Quanta expanding production capabilities at its data center server factories in the US, Southeast Asia and Europe.