Thursday 18 April 2024
Toshiba cut 5,000 jobs to fuel digitalization and AI
Japan-based manufacturing giant Toshiba is undergoing a significant restructure following its delisting in December 2023.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
HD Renewable Energy partners with Shihlin Electric to scale charging business in Taiwan, Japan
Taiwan-based HD Renewable Energy (HDRE) is expanding its business scope from energy storage and solar energy to EV charging. Jason Chou, HDRE's general manager, said the company will...
Wednesday 17 April 2024
Rapidus outlook dimmed by TSMC, Samsung 2nm fab projects in US
Rapidus might have been caught off guard by TSMC's and Samsung's latest announcements of plans to make 2nm chips in the US, which threatens to undermine the Japanese chipmaker's competitiveness...
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Top Japanese carmakers solidify EV battery recycling plans as Toyota partners with Minmetals
Meiwa Corporation, a Japan-based chemical material producer, Toyota, and China Minmetals Corporation recently announced they will set up a joint venture for EV battery recycling in...
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Former Microsoft Research Asia VP spotlights global AI regulation and regional developments
Microsoft recently announced plans to open a new branch of Microsoft Research Asia in Tokyo while also skilling three million local talents in AI.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Japan's semiconductor subsidies eclipse global peers as percentage of GDP
According to data from a consultative council of the Japanese government, subsidies provided to the semiconductor industry by the Japanese government over the past three years have...
Monday 15 April 2024
OpenAI taps ex-Amazon executive to head enterprise push in Japan
OpenAI named the former president of Amazon Web Services's Japan arm to spearhead its push to woo enterprise clients in the world's fourth-largest economy.
Monday 15 April 2024
Aisin plans to sell lighter, more durable PSC in 2030
Japan-based Aisin, a Toyota Motor's affiliate, has been testing and producing Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC) at a small scale.
Monday 15 April 2024
Renesas revamps old plant, powers up semiconductor production for EVs
Renesas has repurposed an old wafer fabrication facility in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, into a power semiconductor plant.
Monday 15 April 2024
Japanese auto, semiconductor players developing chiplet-based SoCs for cars
The Advanced SoC Research for Automotive (ASRA), a research organization joined by 14 Japanese car and semiconductor companies, recently received funding from Japan's New Energy and...
Monday 15 April 2024
Weekly news roundup: JCET has offered advanced packaging services for chips below 5nm, the company says
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of April 8 - April 12.
Friday 12 April 2024
US and Japan forge clean energy alliance amid global summit
In a landmark bilateral summit, the United States and Japan have solidified a groundbreaking partnership to spearhead the global transition towards clean energy. As reported by Nikkei,...
Friday 12 April 2024
Gudeng to set up new plant in Japan
Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer, plans to open a new facility in Japan. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2024, with...
Friday 12 April 2024
Tokyo Electron to nearly double R&D expenditures over five years
Tokyo Electron plans to ramp up its R&D spending over five years. This move comes as cutting-edge chip manufacturing tools become increasingly vital for the development of next-generation...
Thursday 11 April 2024
Biden and Kishida enlist Amazon, Nvidia to fund AI research
President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have enlisted Inc. and Nvidia Corp. to fund a new joint artificial intelligence research program, as the two...
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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