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Friday 1 July 2022
Ikka to acquire Sol-plus to supply EV plastic components
Car parts supplier Daiichi Kasei Co (IKKA) has announced that it is acquiring Japan-based tier-2 automotive supplier Sol-Plus and its subsidiaries in Japan and Thailand with cash and stock swaps. The acquisition will complement IKKA's presence in the global EV supply chain.
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Friday 24 June 2022
Samsung Display to reportedly supply car-use OLED panels for BMW
Samsung Display (SDC) will reportedly supply OLED panels used in automotive displays for BMW, according to South Korea-based ETNews.
Thursday 23 June 2022
Lens Technology forming strategic partnerships with automakers
China-based glass cover maker Lens Technology, a supplier of Apple, has formed strategic partnerships with more than 20 automakers around the world, as it looks to diversify its business beyond mobile phone displays, according to the company.
Thursday 23 June 2022
Macroblock cautious about LED driver IC sales prospects for 2H22
LED driver IC design house Macroblock has expressed caution about its sales prospects for the second half of 2022 due to excess inventories for general offerings held by its customers, but it is still expected to end the year with double-digit revenue gains, partly bolstered by stable shipments to China for new energy vehicles, according to industry sources.
Thursday 23 June 2022
Automotive CIS backend may incorporate RW technology
Like handset CMOS image sensors, automotive CIS will likely be built based on the backend wafer reconstruction technology for a shorter verification cycle, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Wireless charging improves smart vehicle manufacturability
Wireless charging is bringing electric vehicles (EV) beyond transportation. An EV in the future will provide so many more functions and purposes if the complexity of cabling and wiring can be resolved.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Micron intros 1.5TB microSD card, automotive ASIL-D certified LPDDR5
Micron Technology has announced the company is sampling what it claims is the world's highest-capacity microSD card, the i400, at a density of 1.5 terabytes (TB). This card is designed for industrial-grade video security with 176-layer 3D NAND.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
BYD invests in SiC epitaxial wafer maker Tianyu Semiconductor
After seeing its market valuation top CNY1 trillion (US$148.9 billion) in early June, BYD has joined Huawei on the list of investors of SiC epitaxial wafer manufacturer Tianyu Semiconductor.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Metal chassis makers eyeing orders for new energy vehicles
Metal chassis makers Catcher Technology, Ju Teng International and Waffer Technology are all eyeing orders for new energy vehicles as NEV demand is poised to grow in China, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Taiwan leadframe makers enjoy brisk orders for automotive power modules
Taiwan-based leadframe makers Jih Lin Technology and Shuen Der Industry (SDI) have seen clear order visibility through the end of 2023, buoyed by strong demand for automotive power modules from IDMs, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Chinese chipmakers gaining ground in consumer PMIC segment
Global demand for power management ICs (PMIC) have been expanding sharply for communications, industrial control, automotive and consumer devices applications, and their prices have lingered at high levels amid continuous shortages, providing opportunities for Chinese chip vendors to rise rapidly in this chip segment, particularly for consumer applications, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Macronix, Winbond focus more on non-consumer NOR flash
Macronix International and Winbond Electronics have both put increased sales focus on high-density NOR flash for 5G base stations and automotive electronics, as demand for consumer applications remains sluggish, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Automotive MCU supply to stay tight through 2H23
The supply of automotive MCUs is expected to stay tight through the second half of 2023, according to industry sources.
Monday 20 June 2022
Everlight to ship miniLED devices for automotive display backlighting
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics will begin to ship miniLED devices for automotive display backlighting in second-half 2022, according to company chairman Robert Yeh.
Monday 20 June 2022
French startup Wise-integration to expand Asian markets for its digital GaN power solution
Wise-integration, a French startup specializing in power electronics solutions based on GaN technologies, was spun-off from CEA-Leti, the country's research institute for specialized technology in micro and nano technologies in Grenoble. The company has set up a branch office in Taiwan and looks to strengthen partnerships and expand markets in Asia in the next few years.
Monday 20 June 2022
EV startups in dire straits
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently warned that US electric vehicle (EV) startups Rivian and Lucid could both go bankrupt if they do not significantly lower their costs.