Aimed to facilitate transparency and traceability across global supply chains to enable a shift to a circular economy, Dutch startup Circularise was established in 2016 to provide solutions based on blockchain technology to bridge the information gap.
Electric vehicles are slowly making an entry into the Indian market, but their adoption remains slow. The main reason for this is concerns about charging infrastructure. EV charging stations are not widely available yet. Charging at home is not an easy option because many high-rise apartments have yet to develop policies on installing EV chargers.
The automotive industry is renovating and electrifying its products to reduce carbon emission, stimulating innovations with batteries. Japan-based startup PJP Eye is one of the innovators in battery technology, who have collaborated with Kyushu University for over a decade to develop non-explosive, non-toxic, and non-pollutive batteries.
Companies around the world kept tapping the capital market with trillions of dollars. In 2021, some US$8.7 trillion has been raised through equity sales, bond offering, and loan deals, according to the data of Refinitive, also cited by Financial Times. This year, SPACs boom and the number of IPOs also broke the record in the past decade. All these stats show the capital market has never been so hot and full of investors from all over the world.
Almost six years after its establishment in Europe, Belgian company IOT Factory is paving the way for its future development in Asia, avid for serving the Equipment as a Service (EaaS) market with its strength in IoT applications. The company joined Garage+, an incubation project for startups initiated by the Epoch Foundation, to unlock the door to the Asian IoT market.
In a pre-event interview with DIGITIMES, Quantum International Corp. (QIC) founder and CEO Alex Lee shared his insights on the triple forces boosting the growth of Taiwan after the US-China Trade War and the COVID-19 pandemic. He also made an impressive prediction on the new digital economy of Taiwan in the next 10 years.
Electrification is brought to the table as the public and private sector tackle climate change by attempting to achieve carbon neutrality. Taiwan is a small market for passenger cars but a huge market for two-wheelers with distinguished brands. Aeon Motor, beginning with a three-wheeled motorcycle in the foreign market, is gaining more presence in its home country with its AI e-scooters. Aeon joined the Foxconn-led EV consortium MIH last year and is the only scooter maker member. CEO Tony Lin believes that technology will improve road safety and scooters should not be excluded from smart mobility.
After successful seed-round funding, Silicon Valley-based Social-emotional learning (SEL) education startup MEandMine is launching multiple efforts in 2022, building the momentum for its market expansion in Europe and Asia, as well as integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies as tools for products aimed for enhancing user experience and efficacy, said CEO Elinor Huang.
The automobile industry is going through some fundamental changes. More and more technology companies are eyeing the electric vehicle (EV) market, planning either to build their own cars or to contribute their solution to improve the experience of drivers and passengers while in a car.
The well-established automotive industry is evolving very fast to electrify vehicles for the goal of net-zero carbon emissions. The electric revolution also redefines the concept of car manufacturing and the related technologies and services in the ecosystems. Ron Di Carlantonio, founder & CEO of Inago, the creator of an in-car AI assistant, said, automobiles generally only get major updates every three to five years. But now Tesla can update the car overnight, which forces the traditional OEMs to embrace digitalization and more new inventions.
Electrum Charging Solutions is a Canadian startup that provides end-to-end electrical infrastructure solutions to corporations, governments, utilities, developers, and OEM manufacturers first as an infrastructure installer and now by being a system integrator. It is participating in the 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan exhibition in Taipei. The company's CEO Broderick (Brodie) Gunning talked to DIGITIMES about the company's vision as a total solution provider to the EV ecosystem in North America and Asia.
It has been nearly three years since the US-China trade war pushed the electronics supply chain toward Southeast Asia. In addition to the movement of large assembly and installation manufacturers to Southeast Asia, whether or not other component manufacturers would follow has also been a top of discussion.
As a co-inventor of the technology that powers hundreds of millions of units of Kindle and an inductee of the National Inventor Hall of Fame in America, Barrett Comiskey, founder and CEO of Migo, could have retired young and enjoyed a comfortable life after selling E-Ink, his first company. However, it did not take long for him to embark on another innovation journey to solve the same problem that Google Loon and low-earth orbit satellite companies are trying to solve.
Latch was founded in 2014 by a group of former Apple employees and began trading on Nasdaq on June 7th, 2021 under LTCH. Through a SPAC listing, it raised $453 million and values over $1.5 billion. The system of Latch is designed to bring all devices and services together to make buildings "smart."
Chinese panel makers have become the world's largest LCD makers after over a decade of fierce market competition, while South Korean panel makers have chosen to gradually withdraw from the LCD market and turn their attention to OLED.