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Wednesday 13 April 2022
From cassette tapes to Industry 4.0: How corporate venturing charts TDK's way forward
Remember TDK, the familiar logo appearing on those audio cassette tapes? While one might be quick to associate the Japanese electronics manufacturer with a bygone era, TDK remains a major player in electronics. With a current market capitalization of US$12 billion, TDK has been the main manufacturer of passive components. Almost a century since its foundation in 1935, TDK is still looking ahead. TDK Ventures, its newly created venture capital arm, marks TDK's latest effort to gain a foothold in the future.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Indian startup Micelio Mobility enables global-local EV collaboration
Partnerships are an integral part of building an EV ecosystem, something that India is developing at a rapid pace. But it's not always easy for global companies to collaborate with Indian counterparts, given the size and complex nature of the local market.
Friday 8 April 2022
A 'hardware renaissance' is coming: Where does Asia stand?
In 2021, a record US$45 billion funding went into industrial and supply chain startups. COVID-19 has accelerated global investments into a growing spectrum of technologies that will ultimately offer us an unprecedented level of visibility, predictability, and efficiency over manufacturing and logistics.
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Indian startup partners China's CETL targeting 600 kW EV powertrain
Tsuyo, a Delhi-based powertrain startup that recently tied up with China's CETL, a sister company of CATL, aims to develop 10kW to 600kW powertrains to support 1.5T to 40T load-carrying vehicles across different categories, including off-road applications. Besides passenger mobility, the company will also focus on tractors, mining application vehicles, backhoe loaders, excavators, and mobile cranes.
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Acer Gadget, Starbit set up NFT platform
Acer's subsidiary Acer Gadget and Startbit have jointly established Jcard 2.0, a NFT (non-fungible token) platform for listing and transaction of fashion, entertainment products/services and arts, according to Acer Gadget president Allen Jong.
Friday 1 April 2022
Intel to acquire Israeli company Granulate
Intel announced an agreement to acquire Granulate Cloud Solutions, an Israel-based developer of real-time continuous optimization software. The acquisition of Granulate will help cloud and data center customers maximize compute workload performance and reduce infrastructure and cloud costs.
Friday 1 April 2022
EV battery startup InoBat Auto to visit Taiwan
Slovakia-based battery startup InoBat Auto, developing lithium-ion batteries for EV and aviation sectors, will visit Taiwan in April/May to seek manufacturers and potential customers, as part of its plan to consolidate its global supply chain, company CEO Marian Bocek said in an interview.
Friday 1 April 2022
New AWS cloud center opened in southern Taiwan
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined forces with Taiwan's Sysage Technology and government agencies to set up a Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in southern Taiwan, for incubating startups and digital talent.
Wednesday 30 March 2022
FET recruits startups to its metaverse accelerator
Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has selected 20 startup teams for its 5G metaverse accelerator, aiming to dig up more virtual application opportunities.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Eight Taiwan aerospace technology firms attend Satellite 2022
Eight Taiwan companies, with the coordination of Infinio Capital, participated in Satellite 2022 conference and exhibition hosted in Washington D.C. to connect with space-tech industry companies in the U.S.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
EV battery report: What is going to power the cars of the future?
Vehicle sales in 2020 and 2021 showed widespread adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Typical BEVs currently use lithium-ion batteries, which are unstable and require expensive rare minerals, notably cobalt. Because it is crucial to refining these minerals, China controls several key chemicals even though it does not contain deposits of the ores from which these chemicals originate. Other countries, including Portugal, Sweden, Germany, France, and the USA, are seeking to localize their supply chains to resist China's market dominance.
Wednesday 23 March 2022
Canada becomes cultivating ground for unicorns
Last year, a total of 959 private startup companies around the world reached US$1 billion valuation and were recognized as unicorns, according to a report by CB Insights. The number of unicorns has risen by 69% from 2020. In the first half of 2021, ten unicorns were born in Canada.
Monday 21 March 2022
NFT use cases: What manufacturers need to know about NFT
In recent years, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have garnered a remarkable amount of attention from many industries, stretching from the arts to diamonds or even luxury goods.
Friday 18 March 2022
RISC-V unicorn: Q&A with SiFive SVP Jack Kang
SiFive, a fabless semiconductor company and provider of open-source RISC-V processor designs, announced on March 16 that it has raised US$175 million in a Series F financing round, valuing the company at over US$2.5 billion. SiFive is now officially the first unicorn startup (with valuation more than US$1 billion) in the RISC-V space.
Thursday 17 March 2022
SiFive valuation over US$2.5 billion
SiFive, the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, has announced it has raised US$175 million in a Series F financing round, valuing the company at over US$2.5 billion.