Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed an agreement to license to All Cosmos Bio-Tech, a Malaysia-based composite fertilizer maker established by Taiwanese investors, its technology of depolymerizing lignocellulose into carbohydrates.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract with Taiwan-based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering for the latter to install wind turbines at two offshore wind farms to be developed by the former, according to CIP Taiwan.
Giant expects to ship 600,000 electric bikes in 2019
Giant Manufacturing expects to ship 600,000 electric bicycles in 2019, growing nearly 20% on year, according to the company.
Formosa 1 offshore wind farm with installation capacity of 128MW will be completed by year-end 2019, becoming the first of its kind in Asia, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
China makers to set up EV battery plants abroad
China-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) and Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy will set up overseas plants making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to industry sources.
Denmark-based Orsted has finalized plans to invest NT$165 billion (US$5.35 billion) to develop two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 90MW to the west of Changhua County, central Taiwan, with construction to begin in May 2019 and completion in 2021, according to Orsted Taiwan.
During the Industrial Age, the US was the world's leader in the automotive industry, but that is no longer the case now. In 2018, 370,000 units of electric cars were sold in the US, but the sales in China were as high as 1.255 million units.
Chemical energy storage systems newly established around China in 2018 totaled 0.61GW in power, growing 316% on year, according to China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS).
China has adopted regulations on reusing retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries in energy storage systems, according to industry sources.
Along with growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), lithium-ion batteries seems to be increasingly replacing lead-acid ones, but the replacement will unlikely reach a major scale over the next 20-30 years mainly because the latter are safer, incur lower production cost, offer a wide range of use...
ITRI showcasing integrated autonomous driving system, solid-state lithium-ion batteries at AutoTronics Taipei
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting in-house developed integrated autonomous driving system, solid-state lithium-ion batteries and other innovations at Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show (AutoTronics Taipei) 2019 during April 24-27.
Sealed lead-acid battery (SLB) maker Kung Long Batteries Industrial (KLB) is currently having an order visibility for one to two months and expects more orders will come in the second half, according to the company.
Taiwan looking to liberalize green energy trading
Taiwan lawmakers are reviewing a draft amendment to a law looking to liberalize trading of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates in line with RE 100, an initiative established in 2014 by the Climate Group and CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) to promote 100% reliance on renewable energy...
Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology is setting up a factory with annual production capacity of 0.6GWh in northern Taiwan, with volume production to kick off at the beginning of 2021, according to company chairman Vincent Yang.
E-scooters in heating competition in Taiwan market
The competition in Taiwan's electric scooter (e-scooter) market is heating up because the related technology development has matured and government subsidization has strongly boosted demand for the vehicle, according to industry sources.
Taiwan 1Q19 exports of e-bikes double
Taiwan-based makers together exported 123,903 electric bicycles in first-quarter 2019, hiking 109.84% on year, with their value soaring 103.11% to US$169.54 million, according to Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA).
Gogoro to expand battery production capacity in Taiwan
Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will invest NT$5.8 billion (US$188 million) to expand the network of its battery-swapping stations in Taiwan from 1,195 currently to 1,500 by the end of 2019, and to add a third power battery production line, according to company CEO Horace Luke.
Taiwan-based battery maker Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees) has seen inquiries for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries from several of its ex-power battery partners in China recently, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's legislature has passed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Development Act, paving the way for the government to reach the goal of having renewable energy account for 20% of total power demand in 2025.
Startups, tech firms vying with carmakers in EV market
Electric vehicles (EV) are gaining momentum to replace fossil-fueled ones in the foreseeable future amid growing environmental concerns, prompting traditional automakers, tech startups and ICT makers to jump on the bandwagon of EV development, seeking to vie for more business opportunities.
Taiwan-based lithium-ion battery module makers Simplo Technology, Dynapack International Technology and Celxpert Energy have extended production to backup battery units (BBUs) for use in data centers, according to industry sources.
China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendors, to cope with big changes in government subsidization for new energy cars, may adjust procurement practice by including China-based joint ventures established by Japan and Korea battery suppliers.
China cuts subsidization for new energy cars in 2019
China's Ministry of Finance has raised the technical requirements and lowered the subsidization for new energy cars for 2019, according to China-based media reports.
China has not yet announced 2019 feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for PV-generated electricity and subsidization rates for electric vehicle (EV) purchases, reportedly because it has yet to resolve its trade row with the US, according to industry sources.
As Tesla is constructing an electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Shanghai, China-based EV battery makers are reportedly competing for orders from the carmaker, according to industry sources.
China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2019
Smartphone shipments to China slid to 71.7 million units, down 31.3% on quarter and 16.7% on year in first-quarter 2019.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments plunged 35.5% sequentially to reach only 6.26 million units in the first quarter of 2019 due mainly...
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size panel shipments dropped 12.8% sequentially and 7.5% on year to come to 54.4 million units in the first quarter...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...