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Thursday 22 July 2021
Swancor increases capacity for pultrusion carbon fiber plates
Swancor Holding, given large demand from Europe, China and Taiwan, is expanding its production capacity for pultrusion carbon fiber plates, which are used to make blades of offshore wind turbines, according to the company.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Wistron seeks to double autmotive revenue in 2021
Wistron expects revenue from car electronics to double this year. After having partnered up with three Chinese car makers including NIO, Wistron is now looking to gain more tier-1 Japanese OEM partners for new energy cars, according to David Shen, president of Wistron Smart Devices.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Thailand subsidiary is regional hub for Delta Electronics
Delta Electronics (Thailand), the subsidiary of Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, has become the regional business headquarters and manufacturing center in India and Southeast Asia for its parent company.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
EV battery competition heating up
Tesla's new 4680-format battery cells reportedly are facing delays as competition in the electric vehicle (EV) battery sector heats up. Taiwan-based Foxconn (Hon Hai) is clearly among those who are seeking to play a major role in the EV battery sector, having just disclosed a plan to invest in Singapore-based SES, a maker of Li-metal batteries for EVs.
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Vietnam may have 30% of electricity from wind by 2050, says World Bank
Offshore wind power is expected to supply 30% of Vietnam's electricity by 2050, according to a report by World Bank.
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Swancor forms Taiwan team for developing offshore wind farms
Swancor Renewable Energy has disclosed it has partnered with Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology, Yeong Guan Energy Technology and J&V Energy Technology to form a Taiwan team for developing Formosa 4 and Formosa 5, two offshore wind farms in central Taiwan.
Thursday 1 July 2021
B-grade Li batteries reportedly offered in China market
Due to serious shortage of lithium (Li) batteries, some small Chinese makers have reportedly offered B-grade Li batteries in the China market, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 22 June 2021
Battery cell supply for electric 2-wheel vehicles falling short
The supply of battery cells for two-wheel electric vehicles (EV) has fallen far short of demand, with suppliers seeing the visibility of customer orders strengthened to mid 2022, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 1 June 2021
EV makers up investments in battery development
Rising popularity of electric vehicles (EV) has grabbed global attention. Poised to replace internal combustion engines, EVs are considered the new trend in the era of sustainability. A storm of competition ignited by Tesla, is brewing in the EV market, with traditional US and European automakers are pushing into in-house battery development and manufacturing with an aim to secure bigger cost advantages in the coming decades.
Monday 31 May 2021
Acer non-PC business booming
Acer has seen its non-PC business grow significantly recently along with its booming PC sales, according to company chairman Jason Chen
Thursday 27 May 2021
IC test interface vendors keenly developing high-specs solutions for EV chips
IC test interfaces that can withstand high current of up to 1,000 A and high voltage of 1,200V will see a significant surge in demand for processing high-current driver ICs and other automotive electronics needed in EV production, according to industry sources.
Monday 24 May 2021
IKKA landing more auto parts and components orders from Japan
IKKA Holding, a Taiwan-based plastic component and module-design and manufacturing service company, has cut into the automotive supply chain in Japan, boosting its sales performance, according to company chairman Hu Hsiang-chi.
Friday 21 May 2021
Highlights of the day: TSMC makes Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Qualcomm has just launched its Snapdragon 778G made using TSMC's 6nm process. It is expected to be more popular among midrange smartphones because of its higher price-performance ratio than the 5nm-made 780G series. Taiwan-based backend houses are now gearing up for the latest Qualcomm mobile SoC. In the car industry, business opportunities for smat auto lights are rapidly emerging, and Taiwan has a good chance of playing a major role in the sector, according the CEO of Silicon Application Corp (SAC).
Friday 21 May 2021
Taiwan suppliers see stable shipments to Tesla
Despite media reports that component shortages have hindered shipments from Tesla's Fremont Factory in the US, several Taiwan-based companies in the EV vendor's supply chian have maintained they have seen no chnages to their shipment schedules to the client, according to industry sources.
Friday 21 May 2021
Edison Opto expects automotive revenues to double in 2021
LED module and packaging service provider Edison Opto expects its sales for automotive applications to double in 2021 from a year earlier, which will help boost its gross margin to 25% in the year.
Friday 21 May 2021
Taiwan at last mile to smart auto light market, says SAC CEO
Global business opportunities for smart auto lights are emerging rapidly, and Taiwan stands a good chance to benefit significantly as a major supply source if the semiconductor, optics and AI software sectors can be effectively integrated, according to Jimmy Chen, CEO of Silicon Application Corp (SAC) Group.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Swancor to gain from price hikes for wind turbine blade materials
Taiwan-based Swancor, dedicated to supplying materials for wind turbine blades, expects its revenues to grow significantly on price hikes starting the second quarter of the year and rapid increases in demand for carbon fiber composite materials.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Stellantis, Foxconn to form JV for digital cockpits, personalized connected services
Stellantis and Foxconn (Hon Hai) have signed a non-binding MoU to form Mobile Drive, a joint venture aimed at accelerating time-to-market for advanced in-car and connected-car technologies.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Highlights of the day: Taiwan supply chain braces for COVID surge
The semiconductor and IT value chains in Taiwan have raised their alerts to the surging COVID cases locally, adopting work-from-home and other precautionary measures, though so far no major infections have been reported among the big companies. Barring COVID impacts, volume production for miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro devices will still have to be deferred because of issues with miniLED supply. Europe-based carmaker Stellantis is set to announce a strategic partnership with Foxconn.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Stellantis, Foxconn to announce strategic partnership
Carmaker Stellantis and Taiwan-based EMS giant Foxconn are set to announce a strategic partnership later today, according to the Europe-based conglomerate.
Monday 17 May 2021
Vingroup expands EV investments
Vietnam-based Vingroup is set to invest US$300 million in the US to prepare for the release of its newest electric bicycles and vehicles in the country, according to the Vietnamese government data.
Monday 17 May 2021
CATL dismisses speculation about raising LFP battery quotes
China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), a LFP (lithium ferrous phosphate) battery maker reportedly in the supply chain of Tesla, has dismissed speculation about it planning to raise quotes to reflect increased materials costs.
Monday 17 May 2021
Foxconn expects EV cooperation deal with Fisker to bear fruit in 2023
Foxconn Technology (Hon Hai) will see only limited impact of component shortages and its EV business will advance further after entering into cooperation with US-based EV vendor Fisker, according to company chairman Young-Way Liu.
Friday 14 May 2021
Highlights of the day: Foxconn, Fisker strike deals for EV
Foxconn has made another step towards developing more affordable electric vehicles. The EMS giant has just struck deals with California-based Fisker for the development of EVs with starting prices under US$30,000. Meanwhile, the global top-5 notebook brand vendors' combined shipment slipped in May due to component shortages, according to Digitimes esearch's latest figures. But ODM Quanta Computer expects its notebook shipments to stay robust in second-half 2021.
Friday 14 May 2021
Fisker, Foxconn sign pacts for development of sub-US$30,000 EVs
Fisker, a developer of electric vehicles (EV) and mobility solutions, has announced it has signed framework agreements with Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group for joint development of EVs that will enter the market with starting prices under US$30,000, with manufacturing to start in the US from fourth-quarter 2023.