Thursday 24 February 2022
Infineon WBG chip capacity expansion in Malaysia to benefit Taiwan leadframe makers
Infinenon Technologies has recently announced plans to invest over EUR 2 billion to build a new fab for wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors (SiC and GaN) at its manufacturing complex...
Monday 14 February 2022
Industry trends to watch in electric cars 2022 (Part 1)
Industry experts are optimistic that electric cars 2022 will continue to rise. Therefore, carmakers are trying everything to secure battery stock, including leaning toward lithium-iron-phosphate...
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Rivian, Samsung SDI partnership falls through
Rivian and Samsung SDI's joint plan to build lithium battery factory fell through, according to The Elec. The lithium battery industry, which has been embracing surging demand...
Thursday 20 January 2022
Will US government scrutinize companies building the country's lithium-ion battery supply chain?
Thanks to the rising demand for electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage solutions, lithium-ion batteries are set to be the next strategic resource after semiconductors. Because...
Thursday 20 January 2022
SiC power module advantages highlighted as luxury EVs move toward 800V, 800km
Both third-generation semiconductor silicon carbide (SiC) power components and silicon-based insulated gate bipolar transistors (Si-based IGBT) are being used in electric vehicles...
Tuesday 14 December 2021
Taiwan supply chain braces for booming 3rd-gen semiconductor applications
Applications of third-generation semiconductors including SiC and GaN diodes, MOSFETs and related modules are set to take off in 2022, and Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain players...
Tuesday 14 December 2021
IC designers zero in on peripheral chips for WBG semiconductor modules
Taiwanese IC design houses have gradually expanded their deployments in the segment of wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, but will place R&D focus on peripheral driver ICs rather...
Monday 29 November 2021
Major South Korean battery makers expand production capacity in Europe
South Korea's three biggest battery makers are expanding their global value chains (GVC) in Europe.
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Tesla's use of LFP batteries to shake up South Korean battery industry
Telsa has announced that it will switch to lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for its standard range Model S, 3, X and Y EVs, but will continue to use nickel cobalt manganese...
Thursday 7 October 2021
Packaging leadframe supply stays tight with order visibility clear till 2023
The supply of leadframes for chip packaging has been tight, with the visibility of orders from international IDMs for automotive and industrial applications extended to 2023, according...
Wednesday 25 August 2021
Leadframe demand for car power modules promising in next 2-3 years
Taiwan-based leadframe makers Shuen Der Industry (SDI) and Jih Lin Technology are optimistic about shipments for automotive power components and modules over the next two to three...
Tuesday 24 August 2021
China OSATs strengthen QFN packaging capability for car chips
China-based OSATs including JCET, Tongfu Microelectronics and Tianshui Huatain Technology have all moved to enhance their QFN (quad flat no-lead) packaging capability for automotive...
Monday 9 August 2021
SiC, GaN devices to see production costs fall in next 5 years, says Infineon
Production costs for third-generation semiconductor SiC and GaN devices are expected to gradually drop to roughly the same levels as silicon-based components in the next 3-5 years,...
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Diode, leadframe makers upbeat about demand for car applications in 2H21
Tesla posting record production and sales of over 200,000 EVs in second-quarter 2021 has provided a significant growth engine for the EV and automotive electronics supply chains,...
Tuesday 22 June 2021
Battery cell supply for electric 2-wheel vehicles falling short
The supply of battery cells for two-wheel electric vehicles (EV) has fallen far short of demand, with suppliers seeing the visibility of customer orders strengthened to mid 2022,...