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Thursday 7 July 2022
Asia IC50: TEL CEO Kawai achieves mid-term goals before schedule and remains optimistic over future growth
Tokyo Electron (TEL), Asia's largest semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is also the world's third-largest. It not only enjoyed extraordinary growth in 2021, and achieved record high sales and profits, but is also looking forward to growing another 20% for its fab equipment business for the 2022 calendar year.
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Wednesday 6 July 2022
Turn Cloud signs MOU with two Japanese firms
Turn Cloud Technology Service, a Taiwan-based startup developer of OMO (online merge with offline) total solutions for digital transformation of retail operations, has signed an MoU with Japan-based VINX and Hitachi Solutions for introducing its products and technology to retail store chains, hypermarkets and shopping centers in Japan and Southeast Asia, according to Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC).
Wednesday 6 July 2022
China foundries raise new funds to expand 12-inch fab capacity
Chinese foundry houses including Hua Hong Semiconductor and CanSemi Technology recently have successfully raised new funds to finance capacity expansions at their 12-inch wafer fabs, despite IC designers reportedly continuing order cuts amid sluggish terminal market demand, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Chinese panel maker HKC plans IPO
China-based LCD panel maker HKC is applying for listing on ChiNext market under the Shenzhen Stock Exchange to raise CNY9.5 billion (US$1.42 billion), according to industry sources.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Xiaomi launches 12S series flagship models
Xiaomi has launched its 12S series flagship models in China. The Xiaomi 12S series consists of the standard 12S, the 12S Pro, and the 12S Ultra.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
SMIC, Intel face different constraints in expanding global foundry market shares
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and Intel are facing different constraints in expanding their presence in the global foundry market while they are on track to bolster domestic semiconductor self-sufficiency in China and the US, respectively, in their capacity as the bellwether foundry in their own countries, according to industry observers.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
India moving towards CCS protocol: EV charging startup
India is steadily transitioning to EVs as more companies offer vehicles and charging infrastructure. But one issue that continues to remain a challenge is the lack of standardized charging protocol, according to EV Cosmos, a company that is rapidly expanding to offer EV chargers across the country.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Smith+Nephew opens manufacturing facility in Malaysia to support orthopaedics business
Smith+Nephew, the global medical technology company, today opened its new high-technology manufacturing facility in Batu Kawan Industrial Park in Penang, Malaysia.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
India rationalizes VAT for EVs to encourage adoption
Amid rapidly growing EV sales in recent years, India has decided to further lower the value-added tax on EV batteries to encourage EV adoption, which may benefit swappable EVs.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Indonesia's auto supplier DRMA sees recovering chip supply as BKPM lowers EV growth projection
Indonesia car parts supplier Dharma Polimetal (DRMA) expects supply of microchips to return to normal next month, according to Indonesian-language news outlet Bisnis.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Asia IC50: Can leading Taiwan-based substrate makers maintain momentum?
Unimicron Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, two top ABF substrate manufacturers in Taiwan, were listed 28th and 30th in the Asia IC50 2022 ranking released by DIGITIMES Asia. The ABF substrate industry has seen its downturn and bounced back, thanks to the surging demand for remote working and home entertainment encouraged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday 5 July 2022
Tata Power to build solar cell and module plant in Tamil Nadu
Tata Power announced a plan to set up a mega solar manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, echoing the Indian government's aim to build a self-reliant solar supply chain.
Monday 4 July 2022
Japanese firms, universities developing materials for all-solid-state batteries
Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan and NGK Spar Plug as well as Shinshu University and Toyohashi University of Technology are developing materials used in all-solid-state lithium (Li) batteries, according to Japan-based media.
Monday 4 July 2022
Google considering having future Pixel phones made in Vietnam
Google, which is having a majority of its Pixel 6 smartphone made in China, is considering shifting orders for its future phones to its manufacturing partners' plants in Vietnam to avoid the risks from the ongoing US-China trade tensions and China's COVID-19 lockdowns, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Monday 4 July 2022
Toyota Indonesia in 'luckier conditions' amid chip shortages
Toyota's official data showed that the Japanese carmaker missed its global production target in May. However, Toyota's production in Indonesia seems to be in "luckier conditions," the marketing director at Toyota Indonesia was cited by Indonesian-language news outlet Bisnis.
Monday 4 July 2022
Robotaxi services progressing in the US and China
The reality of commuting with robotaxis has come closer. Cruise, a GM-owned self-driving car company, began charging for its driverless taxi rides in part of San Francisco. Two months earlier, autonomous vehicle (AV) technology companies Apollo and Pony.ai received approval for operating their self-driving taxi services without a safety driver in a suburb of Beijing.
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