Monday 4 March 2024
Toyota prepares to take hydrogen to the moon... and China
Toyota is preparing to produce hydrogen fuel cells in China.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
TSMC gives Japan's automotive IDM firms the kiss of life
TSMC's new wafer plants in Europe, the US, and Japan are reenergizing automotive IDM firms around the world.
Monday 26 February 2024
Toyota and Chiyoda forge alliance to revolutionize hydrogen energy production
Toyota has unveiled a groundbreaking partnership with Chiyoda Corporation to revolutionize hydrogen energy production and expedite its widespread adoption, set to reshape the landscape...
Friday 16 February 2024
VW surpasses BYD as China's top car vendor
According to international media reports, the Chinese automotive market saw an unexpected sales performance in January from Volkswagen, which took first place in local production...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
TSMC discloses plan for 2nd fab in Japan
TSMC has announced plans for a second wafer fab through Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), a joint venture between the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry and its Japanese...
Tuesday 6 February 2024
Toyota sees profits double thanks to robust HEV sales, raising FY24 forecasts
Toyota Motor experienced sales growth in all regions in the April-December 2023 period. Strong hybrid EV sales specifically helped the carmaker double its profits. The company also...
Monday 5 February 2024
Nissan aims to mass-produce LFP batteries in 2026 for emerging markets
Nissan plans to manufacture the cheaper LFP batteries in Japan. Starting in 2026, the automaker will use the batteries to power EVs sold in emerging markets.
Monday 29 January 2024
Toyota to move EV battery assembly in house to reduce transportation cost
The current issue of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) having higher costs than equivalent gasoline or diesel vehicles is not only due to the construction costs of battery materials...
Friday 19 January 2024
Status of EV solid-state battery market


Monday 8 January 2024
After earthquake: Toshiba to restart some power semiconductor production lines; Toyota utilizes stocks from other regions
After the earthquake in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, local manufacturers are working to resume operations as quickly as possible. Part of the production lines of Toshiba's power semiconductor...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Japanese carmakers see battery EV sales increase while far below targets
The battery EV sales of Japan-based automakers grew in 2023, but the growth rate did not meet their expectations. These companies have been developing all-solid-state batteries to...
Thursday 28 December 2023
Japanese companies establish automotive advanced SoC R&D centers for self-driving chips
Toyota has initiated a new organization focusing on the R&D of car semiconductors. Members will likely include multiple Japan-based leading automakers and semiconductor companies...
Friday 22 December 2023
Suppliers say delivery time and emission reduction goals pressure carmakers to misbehave
A recent third-party panel investigation revealed more misconduct at Daihatsu Motor, affecting Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru vehicle models. Hotai Motor, Toyota's exclusive distributor...
Thursday 21 December 2023
Japanese carmakers likely to grow Chinese market share in 2H24
Hiroca Holdings, a Taiwan-headquartered automotive interior parts supplier, used to supply a large portion of its products made in China to Japanese carmakers. With the automotive...
Wednesday 20 December 2023
Toyota vows reform after affiliate caught in safety scandal
Toyota Motor Corp. pledged "fundamental reform" after subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co. was forced to suspend all shipments — and now faces a government raid of its offices —...
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Global semiconductor revenue to top US$600 billion in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research
China's homegrown NearLink wireless tech to challenge Wi-Fi dominance, says DIGITIMES Research
China's smartphone shipments threaten 20% slide in 1Q24 says DIGITIMES Research