Taiwan-based makers of battery materials including cathode and anode materials, electrolytes and separation membranes, are likely to benefit from increasing demand for electric vehicle (EV)-use battery packs, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based IPC maker Ibase Gaming has announced it will partner with US-based Powin Energy and Japan-based Murata Manufacturing to develop energy storage solutions.
Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
China sales of new energy cars down in October
China-based makers produced 95,000 new energy vehicles and sold 75,000 units in October 2019, decreasing 35.4% and 45.6% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Sumitomo invests in RAC Electric Vehicles
Japan-based trading firm Sumitomo will invest JPY450 million (US$4.12 million) for a 6.7% stake in Taiwan-based electric bus maker RAC Electric Vehicles via private placement of new shares, according to RAC.
Darfon tapping Japan e-bike market
Keyboard and passive component maker Darfon Electronics has become the largest vendor of high-end electric bicycles in Japan with a market share of 20% for models priced at above JPY200,000 (US$1,852), according to company chairman Andy Su.
New PV installation capacity totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019, the lowest level for the 9-month period since 2016, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
Xing cooperates with EST-Floattech to tap Europe market
Xing Mobility, a Taiwanese supplier of immersion-cooled modular lithium-ion battery packs and integrated electric propulsion solutions, has fomed a strategic partnership with Netherlands-based EST-Floattech, which supplies energy storage systems for electric vehicles and industrial equipment, to tap...
Taiwan firm starts biogas power generators
A paper company has started using two biogas-based power generators with total installation capacity of 2,400KW at its factory in northern Taiwan - the largest such power-generating facility in Taiwan.
Taiwan needs regulations for hydrogen energy industry
To promote development of its hydrogen energy industry, Taiwan must formulate a full set of regulations with which licenses can be granted to the supply chain, according to Chen Yen-sen, chairman for Taiwan Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Association (THEIDA).
Gogoro launches GoShare in Taipei
Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro has launched GoShare services for sharing e-scooters on a rental basis in Taipei, according to GoShare director Henry Chiang.
URE unveils scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has unveiled a 125cc electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells, claimed to be the world's first one of its kind, according to the company.
China new energy car sales drop in September, says CAAM
China-based makers produced 89,000 new energy vehicles and sold 80,000 units in September 2019, decreasing 29.9% and 34.2% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Taipower completes clean energy center in central Taiwan
State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has built a clean energy center in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, with the center consisting of a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 100MWp, an onshore (land-based) wind farm with installation capacity of 71.2MW, a...
Charging station standard crucial to Taiwan electric car market, says CharIN Asia head
The establishment of a charging station standard is necessary for a market to see broader adoption of electric cars, according to Jacques Borremans, head of Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) Asia.
The proportion of electric ships equipped with LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries in China will rise from 0.035% in 2019, 0.55% in 2022 and 18.5% in 2025, according to China-based Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is showcasing CTP technology that directly assembles battery cells into battery packs at the ongoing International Motor Show 2019 taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, during September 12-22.
China-based makers produced 87,000 new energy vehicles and sold 85,000 units in August, decreasing 12.1% and 15.8% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Orsted starts trial run of offshore wind turbines
Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer Orsted has begun trial runs of six offshore wind turbines at Formosa 1 offshore wind farm 2-6km off the west coast of central Taiwan, according to Swancor Renewable Energy.
SDMS completes transition piece mock-up for Orsted
Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS) has completed a transition piece mock-up in trial production of transition pieces, highlighting its preparatory capability of manufacturing jacket undersea foundations for Orsted, according to the Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer.
CATL to set up JV for cathode materials
China-based power battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and its subsidiary Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology will set up a joint-venture for making cathode materials used in lithium ion batteries, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees) has obtained 3-year orders for cathode materials from China-based battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), according to company chairman and president Chang Sheng-shih.
Rental electric scooter service operator WeMo has deployed over 3,000 electric scooters in the Taipei metropolitan area, according to company founder Jeffrey Wu.
Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro on August 29 launched GoShare services for sharing electric scooters on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, according to GoShare director Henry Chiang.
Shihlin scores points in tapping ASEAN market
Electric component and equipment maker Shihlin Electric and Engineering has seen achievement in tapping the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market and will strengthen marketing through competing for orders from Vietnam-based vendors of electric vehicles (EVs) and building construction...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...