This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Nintendo adjusting down its sales target due to challenges caused by chip shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic; SK Hynix reportedly planning to set up new plants in Yongin or Cheongju; and Toyota, SAIC Motor, and Great Wall Motor (GWM) becoming some of the first automakers to receive electric vehicle (EV) incentives from the Thai government.
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Denso and UMC's Japan subsidiary USJC collaborating on the production of automotive power semiconductors; China have imported less semiconductors from South Korea following the US-China trade war; and Taiwan-based companies continuing to expand server assembly plants and production lines in Mexico to lower impacts of the US-China trade war.
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Huawei renaming its "consumer business" to "terminal business" to focus on enterprise clients; Maruti Suzuki implying India will not reach its 2030 EV target; and Taiwan-based Awayspeed Technology and Gaius Automotive commercializing their electric tricycles.
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on South Korea's president-elect Yoon Seok-youl nominating Lee Jong-ho, a semiconductor expert, as the science and ICT minister; China's Tianma Microelectronics planning to invest CNY 33 billion (US$5.18 billion) in an 8.6-generation panel project in Xiamen; Honda announcing its plan to invest JPY 8 trillion (US$63.3 billion) in electric vehicle (EV) and battery development in the next 10 years; and Nissan unveiling its solid-state battery R&D strategy.
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Panasonic planning to invest JPY 600 billion (US$4.83 billion) in electric vehicle (EV) batteries and hydrogen energy; Honda, Suzuki, Yamazaki, and Yamaha Motor jointly establishing a swappable battery sharing company in Japan; and LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics successively deepening deployments for the point of sale (POS) kiosk machine market.
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Showa Denko's volume production of 6-inch SiC single crystal substrate and its expanded presence in the SiC supply chain; CSOT India's first-batch of LCD product shipments were delivered to Samsung, while India-based Vedanta is planning to build LCD and OLED panel plants; and Chinese automakers XPeng, NIO and Li Auto reported financial results for 2021 with XPeng's revenues and the number of autos sold significantly increasing from a year ago. The competition between the three automakers is expected to become fiercer.
This Asia tech industry summary will mainly focus on Kioxia and Western Digital (WD) planning to invest JPY 1 trillion (US$8.19 billion) to build a new NAND flash factory in Japan, China-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Leapmotor applying for initial public offer (IPO) in Hong Kong, and Suzuki Motor investing JPY 150 billion (US$1.23 billion) to produce EVs and related batteries in India.
The top-4 Taiwan-based foundries - TSMC, UMC, PSMC and VIS - together generated an aggregated total revenue of US$19 billion in fourth-quarter 2021, up 6% from a quarter ago, taking their combined whole-year 2021 revenue to top US$68 billion, up 26% from a year ago.
Hybrid bonding and other new advanced assembly techniques widely used for smartphone application processors (AP) and high-performance computing (HPC) chips will continue to expand advanced packaging technologies.