Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), a Taiwan-based maker of cathode materials of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, is likely to benefit from cooperation on LFP batteries between Tesla and China-based battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), as only Aleees and Japan-based...
EV platforms to help makers hike competitiveness
EV (electric vehicle) platforms, through sharing of basic design, are expected to reduce cost and time spent by individual makers on R&D of new EV models, shorten time to market and thereby enhance their competitiveness, according to industry sources.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published draft amendments to current regulations concerning automakers and automobiles in a bid to facilitate production of new energy cars, according to China-based media reports.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles (EV) and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) busin...
Eaton will help manufacturers in Taiwan to cope with the compulsory use of renewable energy as dictated by law, according to the company's Taiwan country manager Howard Kung.
China 2019 new energy car production down
China-based makers produced 1.242 million new energy vehicles and sold 1.206 million units in 2019, decreasing 2.3% and 4.0% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Many China-based electric vehicle (EV) battery makers believe their development of high-nickel 811 NCM, nickel (N)-cobalt (C)-manganese (M) in the content ratio of 8 for N, 1 for C and 1 for M, ternary batteries will mature in 2020, but it remains technologically difficult for them to shift from production...
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced final feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy for 2020, with reductions from 2019 for offshore wind power generation by 7.61-7.71% and PV power generation by 1.47-4.18%.
Taiwan recorded total renewable energy generation of 13.006GWh during January-October 2019, increasing 22.4% on year and taking up 5.6% of total electricity output, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
URE steps into hydrogen energy
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has introduced electric scooters powered by hydrogen fuel cells, according to company CEO Pan Wen-whe.
Taiwan, Japan makers in R&D of LNP batteries
Several Taiwan- and Japan-based battery or battery cathode material makers are engaged in R&D of lithium nickel phosphate (LNP) batteries through replacing iron of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries with nickel to hike energy density, according to industry sources.
China-based makers produced a total of 110,000 new energy vehicles and sold 95,000 units in November 2019, decreasing 36.9% and 43.7% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
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).
China smartphone market and industry (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortage and shipment disruption in China's supply chain.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
The fourth quarter of 2019 was a traditional slow season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, but Taiwan's shipments...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2019
Global tablet shipments amounted to 43.23 million units in fourth-quarter 2019 as white-box vendors had excess inventory, causing...
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...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
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...