Tuesday 18 April 2023
Leatec steps up deployment in EV sector
Leatec Fine Ceramics, a Taiwan-based dedicated maker of aluminum and ceramic substrates needed for manufacturing chip resistors, has stepped up its deployment in the EV sector.
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Global semiconductor market's long-term outlook is strong despite short-term cyclical downturn
According to SEMI's most recent data on worldwide semiconductor sales, the industry experienced significant ups and downs in 2022. While chip sales reached an all-time high in 2022,...
Monday 13 February 2023
GF, GM strike long-term direct supply agreement
General Motors (GM) and GlobalFoundries (GF) have jointly announced a strategic, long-term agreement establishing a dedicated capacity corridor exclusively for GM's chip supply. Through...
Monday 6 February 2023
Geely Tech teams up with GTA Semi to accelerate deployments in auto chips
China-based Geely Technology, an affiliate of Geely Automobile, has recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with domestic power chips foundry GTA Semiconductor to carry...
Tuesday 31 January 2023
China LiDAR startup plans US listing
Shanghai-based LiDAR startup Hesai Technology is looking to raise an estimated US$150 million via a US IPO, according to industry sources.
Friday 13 January 2023
China SiC device maker Inventchip gets new funds for capacity expansion
Driven by growing market demand for SiC components for EV applications, China's SIC semiconductor specialist Inventchip Technology has recently completed its Pre-B round of financing,...
Thursday 8 December 2022
IKKA-KY acquisition of Sol-Plus to spur automotive revenue growth
Car component manufacturer IKKA-KY expects its acquisition of Japan-based Sol-Plus earlier this year will help with automotive revenue growth in 2023, according to company chairman...
Tuesday 6 December 2022
MCU to be more widely adopted in automotive application
The top MCU vendors with the highest MCU shipments in 2021 were NXP, followed by Renesas, ST, Infineon, and Microchip – the five vendors accounting for 76% of the total MCU...
Monday 21 November 2022
Slow to EV game, foreign car JVs in China face bleak future
A slow roll-out of electric cars and continued adherence to internal combustion engine models is putting some of the world's biggest automakers on the back foot in China, the largest...
Wednesday 16 November 2022
Rohm to team up with Shenzhen chipmaker for SiC power devices
Rohm Semiconductor has struck a strategic cooperation agreement with China's Shenzhen-based BASiC Semiconductor under which the pair will jointly develop SiC power devices for electric...
Tuesday 1 November 2022
Tier 0.5 to rise as new trend amid car supply chain restructuring
With the electronic/electrical architecture (EEA) gaining application momentum in the development of intelligent vehicles, the automotive supply chain is also being restructured,...
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Europe's car output to plummet by millions, S&P predicts
European carmakers could see output drop by more than one million vehicles per quarter starting late this year and continuing through 2023, as soaring energy costs weigh on the supply...
Tuesday 30 August 2022
Three main vehicle EEAs still evolving
Vehicle electrical/electronic architectures (EEA) come in three main types - decentralized, domain, and zonal - and it remains to be seen which one of them will prevail eventually...
Monday 18 July 2022
Bidding farewell to Canada's representative Jordan Reeves
I was once invited by the Canadian government to talk in several cities about the possibilities of Canada-Taiwan collaboration in the high-tech industy. The talks took me to Vancouver,...
Tuesday 22 March 2022
TSMC to see orders for auto chips ramp up
TSMC is expected to see orders for automotive electronics chips rise at a faster-than-expected pace, according to industry sources.