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Friday 24 September 2021
Thailand aims to produce only EVs by 2035
Thailand is a manufacturing hub for cars with a complete automotive supply chain, housing international carmakers such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Great Wall Motors and Mercedes-Benz.
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Wednesday 22 September 2021
IC shortages could defer demand for Chinese-branded handsets
Suppliers said demand from Chinese handset vendors is getting opaque in September, portending possible deferral of peak demand and possible decline in suppliers' revenue for the second half of 2021.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
ASC 100: Thailand's Kulthorn Kirby
Established in 1980 in Bangkok, Kulthorn Kirby manufactures and sells refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, commercial refrigerators, and closed compressors for ventilation systems.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Ho Chi Minh City reopens with potential labor shortages
While Vietnam is slowly reopening from lockdown, foregin companies find themselves in need of new suppliers, and local workers are unwilling to return to work posts in the city just yet.
Wednesday 22 September 2021
India roundup: Government to subsidize EVs
India has finally released the long-awaited PLI for automotive, while a unicorn e-scooter maker has announced 100% female participation in its gigafactory.
Friday 17 September 2021
Highlights of the day: International EV and semiconductor makers team up for SiC modules
Following in the footsteps of International IDMs and automakers to promote their SiC components for EVs, China auto and semiconductors makers are also preparing their homegrown SiC chips and modules for EV applications. After the announcement to develop SiC components a few weeks ago, Foxconn continues its investment in EV business with PPT in Thailand to expand its EV supply chains to Southeast Asia. In addition to EV manufacturing, its maintenance service recently has aroused many discussions from different sides, due to the eight-year warrants of early Tesla Model S and Model X being expired soon.
Friday 17 September 2021
MediaTek to recruit more innovative staff in India, says PTI
Taiwan-based chipmaker MediaTek announced its plans to recruit more innovation staff in India to support local manufacturing, according to PTI, although the actual number of new employees they are looking for is not disclosed.
Friday 17 September 2021
China stepping up deployments in homegrown car-use SiC modules
China auto and semiconductor makers are stepping up the development and production of their homegrown SiC chips and modules for EV applications, according to industry sources.
Friday 17 September 2021
Foxconn eyes EV market in Thailand
Foxconn Electronics and Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT), an energy company owned and operated by the Thai government, will establish a joint venture for developing and producing electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand, with Southeast Asia to be the target market. Foxconn is motivated by the Thai government's efforts to develop an EV ecosystem and policy goal of having EVs take up 50% of locally produced automobiles by 2030.
Friday 17 September 2021
India PC shipments hit 5-year high at almost 4.1 million units
PC shipments in India hit a five-year high in the second quarter, rising 43% on year to 4.097 million units, partially because of the low base period in 2020, according to a PC market survey conducted by Canalys.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Suppliers kicking off shipments for new AirPods
Component suppliers and assemblers have already kicked off shipments for Apple's new-generation AirPods, but the overall deliveries are proceeding slowly, according to industry sources.
Thursday 16 September 2021
JioPhone Next launch delays to November
Developed by Google and Reliance Industries, JioPhone Next's launch has been postponed to November. Although there is a variety of factors behind the delay, the reality has proven more dire than Reliance has expected amid component shortages.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Indian consumers have high hopes for 5G, CMR survey shows
Smartphone users in India acknowledge that 5G will bring more possibilities, including more IoT appliances at home, higher resolution in graphics, and higher speed in download, a CMR survey shows.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Corning names new president for CDTT
Corning has appointed Andrew Ho as president of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT), replacing Daniel Tseng, who has been named president and general manager of Corning Display Technologies China.
Thursday 16 September 2021
LGES likely eyeing LFP battery market by acquiring NEC ES
South Korea's LG Energy Solution (LGES) has acquired NEC Energy Solutions from Japan-based IT company NEC, a move that could expand the end market for its LFP batteries.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Batam to open two special economic zones for tech and digital economy
Indonesia is opening two special economic zones in Batam, focusing on developing high-tech, digital economy, data center, logistics, tourism, and aviation industries.