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Thursday 18 April 2024
Will potential vulnerability of new NXP SDV platform shake up global car market?
NXP, one of the world's top five automotive chip IDMs, recently launched the S32 CoreRide open platform for software-defined vehicles (SDV). Supply chain sources said software companies that join the platform account for 70% to 80% of the global automotive firmware and middleware market, which is the product's highlight.
Thursday 18 April 2024
US border states grow enticing as EV cluster forms in Southwest
US states like Arizona and New Mexico are expected to become more tempting for investments, partly thanks to an EV cluster that will emerge in the southwestern US and northern Mexico. The border states will also play a crucial role in achieving the US goal of raising local production rate.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
LG affiliates engage with Hyundai, aiming further automotive collaboration
LG Innotek and the automotive electronics division of LG Electronics recently visited Hyundai Motor Group's R&D hub. The industry has been wondering whether the two sides will expand their collaboration in the car sector.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
Next-gen vehicle components welcome arrival of AI connectivity business opportunities
To prepare for the arrival of the V2X era, automotive component maker Coplus is gradually carrying out the plan to expand its product lineup to include exterior modifications for the entire vehicle. Smart automotive components such as AI-illuminated wheel rims, electronic rearview mirrors, AI shock absorbers, and more can be connected to vehicle systems or big data platforms via V2X to share data and information.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
E-Lead aims for improved driving experience with enhanced smart cockpits
E-Lead Electronic, a leading supplier of automotive Head-Up Displays (HUD) and infotainment systems, is looking to enhance its smart cockpit offerings in 2024 with 3D HUDs, Panoramic HUDs (PHUD), and AI virtual personal assistants (AI VPA).
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 establish joint ventures in Taiwan with local partner Shihlin Electric &Engineering. The pair plans to bring their charging venture to Japan.
Wednesday 17 April 2024
PCB firms see promising demand for automotive PCBs
PCB manufacturers are upbeat about the long-term demand prospects for automotive PCBs notwithstanding the recent decline in car demand.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Xiaomi SU7 launch lies in China's EV proficiency
Global EV sales volume grew by 30% in 2023.
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 China. More details remain to be released.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Taiwan-based Global PMX joins Xiaomi's EV supply chain
Xiaomi is ramping up deliveries of its first EV, SU7, as more suppliers are revealed.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
BHTC to make debut after acquisition by AUO at Touch Taiwan 2024
The Germany-based Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH (BHTC) is set to make its debut after being acquired by AUO at the 2024 Touch Taiwan exhibition.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
Tesla will reduce over 10% global headcount as it awaits the next growth driver
Citing costs and productivity, Tesla informed its employees on April 15 that it plans to cut 10% of its workforce worldwide. The news came after Tesla reported a decreased delivery for the first quarter of 2024 amid soft EV demand.
Monday 15 April 2024
Low-profile nFore penetrates global vehicles with leading communication modules
Taiwan-headquartered nFore has captured the attention of European and US automakers, with some visiting the company's site in private. The traction gained as carmakers found a significant portion of nFore's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) solutions when tearing down competitors' Telematics-Box (T-Box) and analyzing their software.
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
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 Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The money will facilitate the development of next-generation automotive SoC using chiplet technology.
Friday 12 April 2024
India's Tamil Nadu state to pull out all stops to attract Musk
India's southern state of Tamil Nadu will aggressively pitch itself as a manufacturing site for Tesla Inc. as speculation builds about the US company's planned investments ahead of billionaire Elon Musk's visit.
Friday 12 April 2024
EV parts driving revenue growth for Taiwanese suppliers
Taiwan-based automotive suppliers have seen their years-long efforts in EV components bear fruit.
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 promote the development of safer battery systems and the team's results have been published in the online edition of the academic journal ACS Energy Letters.
Friday 12 April 2024
Volkswagen invests EUR2.5 billion in China to boost innovation, jointly-built EVs with Xpeng
Volkswagen committed to a new investment in China. The carmaker said on April 11 that it will invest EUR2.5 billion (US$2.67 billion) in its Hefei site to facilitate innovation and the production of two EVs it is developing with Xpeng.
Thursday 11 April 2024
China's home appliance giant scales EV capabilities as agreement with Nio secured
Chinese home appliance manufacturer Midea Group signed a strategic partnership with EV company Nio to develop EV components and other technology.
Thursday 11 April 2024
Choosing the lesser of two evils: EU's probes on Chinese EV, solar panels
Following an anti-subsidy investigation on China-made EVs launched in 2023, the European Union is reportedly considering resuming the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes on Chinese photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Thursday 11 April 2024
What is behind SK Group's reported decision to merge its battery, lubricant arms?
SK Group is reportedly planning to merge its battery company, SK On, and lubricant subsidiary, SK Enmove, to proceed with turning SK On into a publicly traded business. The news came after SK Group said it might delay the battery arm's initial public offering (IPO).
Wednesday 10 April 2024
GIS expects bounce back as new Apple product shipments start to contribute in 2Q24
Apple's supply chain underwent inventory adjustments in 2023, which resulted in sluggish operational shipments. Touch panel manufacturer GIS, which saw its performance hit rock bottom in 2023, is striving for a return to growth in 2024.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Xiaomi SU7 car storage providers include Micron, Silicon Motion
Industry teardown reports have unveiled the initial group of on-board storage providers for Xiaomi's SU7, with Micron Technology taking the lead in supplying LPDDR4 and UFS on-board storage. Micron's storage devices, including UFS 2.2 and UFS 3.1, are fitted with controller chips developed by Silicon Motion Technology.
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Taiwanese suppliers reduce deliveries to Chinese carmakers as auto market reshuffles
China is experiencing a reshuffling of the EV market after rapidly scaling the sector. As the situation intensifies, some automotive parts companies have gradually reduced supplies to China's homegrown carmakers, shifting focus to European, US, and other customers.
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Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
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