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Friday 12 April 2024
South Korean researchers put the solid in solid-state batteries
A solid-state battery research project supported by the South Korean government has discovered methods to enhance the stability of solid-state batteries. The discoveries will reportedly...
Friday 29 March 2024
Battery material supplier Aleees signs new customers in automotive sector
Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), a Taiwan-based provider of LFP battery materials and IP licensor, has expanded its customer base to include automakers in Europe, the US,...
Monday 26 February 2024
Indian EV vendors reduce prices amid declining lithium costs
Thanks to the declining lithium costs, EV makers in India are busy cutting the prices of their products, as EV suppliers are trying to gain market share ahead of the expected import...
Friday 23 February 2024
European legacy automakers axe jobs at EV paradigm shift
The wave of downsizing sweeping through the mainstream European automotive supply chain continues to swell, propelled primarily by the...
Thursday 22 February 2024
Volkswagen's lithium battery business finds an Indian friend
A tractor manufacturer has signed an agreement to use Volkswagen's lithium cells.
Wednesday 24 January 2024
ProLogium opens world's first solid-state lithium ceramic battery plant in Taiwan
ProLogium Technology has opened the world's first giga-level solid-state lithium ceramic battery factory in Taoyuan Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Taiwan. The factory will primarily make...
Tuesday 9 January 2024
GM's battery partner LG posts earnings miss amid weak demand
Battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd. badly missed fourth-quarter earnings estimates amid weaker demand for electric vehicles and a drop in lithium prices that hurt revenue. Shares...
Monday 25 December 2023
Slower EV growth expected to impact South Korean battery material suppliers' financial performance
South Korea-based battery material companies like EcoProBM, Posco Future M, and L&F will likely see their profitability weaken as EV market growth decelerates and battery raw...
Thursday 7 December 2023
Will lithium carbonate cost slump cut EV prices?
Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices have dropped from CNY600,000 (US$84,363) per tonne in November 2022 to the current value of CNY150,000, a decline of over 70%. Since batteries...
Tuesday 5 December 2023
Ford takes stake in Indonesia nickel project
Ford Motor Co. will take a direct stake in a battery-nickel plant under construction in Indonesia, deepening its role in the supply chain as carmakers try to secure materials for...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Europe relies on lithium battery imports; auto part export surplus may reverse
Industry sources indicated that Europe's heavy dependence on imported lithium batteries could lead to a reversal of the current surplus in car component exports.
Thursday 23 November 2023
Aleees aims to claim 300k tonnes of LFP material market by 2030
Chang Sheng-shih, chairman of Taiwan-based Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), said on November 21 that the company has been licensing patents to non-Chinese lithium battery...
Tuesday 3 October 2023
Slumping lithium prices signal angst over China's demand outlook
Lithium prices are spiraling down toward the lowest level in two years on concerns over the strength of Chinese demand for the material, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batter...
Wednesday 13 September 2023
China's lithium battery firms set up shop in the US despite IRA 2022
The tax incentives of the US Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) are luring lithium battery supply chains to swiftly set up shop in the country, gradually disrupting the initial...
Monday 21 August 2023
Energy storage lithium batteries carry the risk of 'thermal runaway'
In recent years, fire accidents at energy storage sites in Taiwan and abroad have brought great attention to the issue of energy storage battery safety. Industry insiders point out...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
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
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research