Darfon acquires majority stake in TD HiTech Energy
Keyboard, passive component and energy solution provider Darfon Electronics will invest up to NT$410 million (US$13.9 million) for an up to 62.9% stake in TD HiTech Energy, a maker of lithium ion battery packs for electric bicycles.
Aleees July revenues rebound sequentially
Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), a maker of cathode materials of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.7 million (US$770,780) for July, rising 1,276.39% sequentially but falling 56.26% on year.
Teco Electric and Machinery has recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of onshore electric facilities that will be used to support the two offshore wind farms in central Taiwan.
New energy cars from JVs see weak 1H20 sales in China
New energy cars launched by joint ventures between Chinese vendors and their European, Japanese, South Korean or US partners for the China market saw weak sales in first-half 2020, according to industry sources.
China-based makers produced 102,000 new energy vehicles and sold 104,000 units in June 2020, decreasing 25.0% and 33.1% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
There were 1.67 GWh of LFP batteries installed in 19,000 new energy cars in China in June, soaring 109% sequentially, according to Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
Orsted and TSMC sign wind power purchase agreement
Orsted and TSMC have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) where the foundry house will offtake the full production from the former's 920MW offshore wind farm in central Taiwan.
China EV power charging market highly competitive
Demand for EV (electric vehicle) power charging stations and piles is growing fast in China, but Taiwan-based suppliers can hardly play significant roles there, according to industry sources.
Many Chinese EV vendors forced out of market
Many China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendors have been forced out of the market or struggling for survival because of decreased government subsidization and shrinking demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Chinese media reports.
NIO sees increased EV sales in June
China-based NIO sold 3,740 electric vehicles (EV) in June, hiking 179% on year, according to industry sources.
In the competitive smartphone maket, product differentiation is one of the crucial factors to attract customers. Handset vendors are now looking to customized chips to achieve such production differentiation, with Xiaomi reportedly working...
SiC wafer in robust demand for EV applications
The supply of SiC wafers may become insufficient to satisfy demand for electric vehicles (EV) in the near future, prompting Taiwan-based silicon wafer makers including GlobalWafers, Wafer Works and Tainergy Tech to step up deployments in the new segment, according to industry sources.
Noodoe has developed a cloud-based operating platform for managing electric vehicle charging stations, according to company chairman John Wang.
WeMo Scooter finishes series A fund raising
Electric scooter sharing service operator WeMo Scooter has completed series A fund raising, obtaining investment of over NT$100 million (US$3.36 million), according to the Taiwan-based company.
China new energy car output, sales in May drop
China-based makers produced 84,000 new energy vehicles and sold 82,000 units in May 2020, decreasing 25.8% and 23.5% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Tesla poses increasing threat to fuel car makers
Tesla has seen its stock market value (not including treasury stock) exceed Toyota Motor's, signifying its increasing threat to traditional manufacturers of fuel cars, according to industry sources.
Fortune Electric sets up EV parking lot
Fortune Electric has disclosed it has set up its first EV (electric vehicle) parking lot in combination with in-house-developed power charging facilities in Taipei.
Electric scooter sharing service operator WeMo Scooter and Taiwan Mobile has cooperated to equip the former's bikes with the latter's high-accuracy PM2.5 sensors to dynamically collect real-time air pollution data in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
Foxconn keen on EVs
Foxconn's third-stage business transformation - dubbed Foxconn 3.0 - focuses on stepping into the electric vehicles (EVs), digital health care and robotics sectors, plus development of AI, semiconductor and 5G/6G technologies, according to company chairman Liu Young-way.
China to push for new infrastructure construction
China's National Development and Reform Commission has disclosed the scope of new infrastructure construction intended to facilitate digital transformation, smart upgrading and integration of innovative services, covering 5G infrastructure, ultra-high-voltage power grids, inter-city railways and high-speed...
Taiwan's diode suppliers have seen demand for IT devices pick up amid the coronavirus pandemic but that for green energy applications continue shrinking, according to industry sources.
The proportion of car output from Central and Eastern Europe among the EU is increasing due to lower labor cost, according to Digitimes Research.
Tron-e to export electric bus chassis
Electric bus maker Tron-e Technology will begin to ship electric bus chassis to Indonesia at the end of May 2020 and then India after the country lifts lockdown restrictions, according to the company.
Micro-grid development gaining momentum in Taiwan
Encouraged by government promotion of PV and wind power generation as well as electric vehicles (EV), development of micro-grids in Taiwan is taking off, according to local makers.
China-based makers produced 80,000 new energy vehicles and sold 72,000 units in April 2020, decreasing 22.1% and 26.5% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Taiwan notebooks – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's notebook shipments picked up 82.2% sequentially and 27.3% on year to arrive at 42.68 million units in the second quarter...
Global server market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global server shipments enjoyed a strong growth thanks to soaring demand for cloud computing services and...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...