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Monday 13 September 2021
ASC 100: Forth provides flexible solutions to clients
Forth Corporation, formerly known as Genius Communication System, was established in 1989 and headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand with an initial registered capital of THB1 million (US$30,300).
Monday 13 September 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Samsung, Toyota continue to be affected by Delta
COVID remains in effect to forcibly diminish production of car parts and electronics. Realme remains the most popular smartphone brand in the Philippines. Indonesia is opening two new economic zones to accelerate development of tech and digital economy.
Monday 13 September 2021
India roundup: Car and smartphone sales affected by chip shortages
India continues to keep up its efforts in promoting manufacturing and usage of electric vehicles (EV). On the other hand, the global shortages of semiconductors are hitting both car and electronics sectors hard.
Monday 13 September 2021
China Big Fund stepping up investment in homegrown memory sector
More China-based memory makers will receive cash injections from the government, as China's National IC Industry Investment Fund (Big Fund) steps up its investment in the country's homegrown memory sector, according to industry sources.
Friday 10 September 2021
Lucas TVS makes contract with 24M to develop lithium-ion battery
India-based automotive electrical component maker Lucas TVS has signed with US-based 24M Technologies for licensed use of the SemiSolid technology, which is used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. Lucas TVS will set up factories of such batteries across India, according to India-based Economic Times and Business Standard.
Thursday 9 September 2021
USI starts production at new plant in Vietnam
Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) has started production at a new plant in Vietnam, with the facility to focus on manufacturing SiP (system in package) modules for wearables initially, according to the company.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Hybrid electric vehicle to be first replacement of ICE car, says BYD
The penetration rate of new energy vehicles (NEV) in China has beat forecast this year, rising from 5% last year to 14% in August 2021. Although the likelihood is high that the penetration rate of EV in China could grow ahead of schedule to 30-35% by 2023, Chinese carmaker BYD said the future for the industry is still unpredictable, given the market's magnitude and rapid evolution, according to many different Chinese news sources.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Samsung, LG to hire thousands of employees in Vietnam
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is investing US$230 million to build a R&D center in Hanoi, Vietnam, which is expected to start operation in 2022 and hire 2,200-3,000 employees, according to VIR.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Apex sees August PCB sales drop as COVID ravages Southeast Asia
Taiwan-based PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, saw its August revenue drop 27.2% sequentially due to the impact of COVID outbreaks in Southeast Asia on its deliveries.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Vivotek IP cameras adopted for MRT in Bangkok
Smart security surveillance solution provider Vivotek had a total of 570 MD8563-EH mobile dome network cameras adopted for a newly completed mass rapid transit (MRT) system across Bangkok, Thailand, according to the company.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Global car supply chain sees uncertainties ahead
The global automotive supply chain is seeing worsened shortages of semiconductors and lithium batteries in the third quarter as the pandemic in Southeast Asia disrupts production of semiconductors. The outlook of the fourth quater is not promising.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Midrange notebooks selling well in Vietnam
In Vietnam, midrange notebooks priced at VND15-20 million (US$658-878) have been selling due to sharply growing demand for notebooks used in remote work, learning and gaming.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
SK Innovation to set up lithium-ion battery factory in China
South Korea-based SK Innovation will set up a wholly own lithium-ion battery factory in China, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
BYD Semiconductor takes major stake in Energen
BYD Semiconductor, a spinoff from China-based carmaker BYD, has acquired a 77.75% stake in Jinan Energen Semiconductor for CNY5 billion (US$774.8 million). Energen makes silicon (Si) and silicon carbide (SiC) power devices.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Tech firms switching from mobile payments to loan services in India
Tech companies in India are switching courses from mobile payment to financial services as the Indian authority imposes tight regulations over mobile payment services.