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Thursday 2 March 2023
More makers in China, Taiwan building presence in SiC sector
China-based carmakers and solar cell suppliers are aggressively foraying into the silicone carbide (SiC) segment in line with the semiconductor self-sufficiency goal set by the government,...
Monday 24 October 2022
China energy storage firms stop taking orders amid battery crunch
Some China-based suppliers of energy storage systems and solutions reportedly have stopped taking new orders since late September due to serious shortages of batteries needed to power...
Thursday 13 October 2022
Keen battery capacity expansions in China spark worry about possible supply glut
China's top-3 power battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), Ganfeng Lithium Group and EVE Energy have been aggressively proceeding with capacity expansions, with their...
Friday 2 September 2022
CATL stepping up battery materials recycling
Galloping prices of power battery materials are heaping heavy cost pressures on both EV and battery makers, fueling a new wave of materials recycling development in China, with even...
Wednesday 24 August 2022
US, Europe keen on promoting localized EV battery production
The US and European countries are aggressively proceeding with deployments in localized production of EV-use batteries while makers in China continue to accelerate capacity expansions...
Thursday 18 August 2022
China panel, battery, solar production constrained by Sichuan power cuts
Major Chinese makers of LCD panels, power batteries and solar cells are seeing their production constrained by the ongoing power restrictions in the southwestern province of Sichuan,...
Monday 25 July 2022
BYD, CATL keen on capacity expansions for power batteries
China's major battery makers including BYD and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) are actively proceeding with capacity expansions to meet ever-increasing demand amid growing...
Friday 15 July 2022
VW looking to dethrone Tesla in EV market
Tesla may lose its crown as the world's biggest EV maker to Volkswagen (VW) in around 18 months, as indicated in a new research report, sparking market concerns about whether this...
Monday 29 November 2021
Major Chinese tech firms see opportunities in LiDAR market
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology, a crucial element in autonomous mobility, has attracted great interest from major tech companies in China as they poured tens of millions...
Monday 17 May 2021
CATL dismisses speculation about raising LFP battery quotes
China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), a LFP (lithium ferrous phosphate) battery maker reportedly in the supply chain of Tesla, has dismissed speculation about it planning...
Tuesday 23 June 2020
China IC sector to thrive on 5G, AIoT, EV applications
The year 2020 may become the watershed in the evolution of global supply chains with regionalization and demassification in high gear posing major changes to the world, and the semiconductor...
Friday 8 November 2019
C-Tech expects China orders for notebook cell packs to rise in 2020
Taiwan-based battery pack maker C-Tech United expects to see orders for notebooks from its China-based partners rise significantly in 2020, while striving to diversify its offerings...
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Samsung SDI, Panasonic expanding battery production to tap China market
Electric vehicle battery makers, especially those in South Korea and Japan, are actively enforcing capacity expansions in China to cash in on great demand there, which is expected...
Monday 6 August 2018
China rising as largest EV battery exporter, says Digitimes Research
China is rising as the world's largest exporter of EV (electric vehicles) batteries, expected to account for more than 70% of the global output by 2020, according to Digitimes Rese...
Thursday 30 March 2017
Foxconn invests in China-based battery maker CATL
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will invest over CNY1 billion (US$145.24 million) to acquire 7.66 million shares or a 1.19% stake in China-based lithium battery maker...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Taiwan IPC makers pushing integrated services to boost profits and to see revenues grow in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research