Consortium wants to accelerate the electrification of Spain
February 12, 2021Battchain, a consortium formed to respond the increasing demand for batteries, aims to accelerate Europe’s green economic recovery by expanding Spain’s battery value chain across raw materials extracting through to battery recycling.
Automotive IC Revenue to Reach US$21 Billion in 2021
December 28, 2020As consumer market demand gradually recovers, global automobile shipment is expected to reach 83.5 million units in 2021, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Rapid automobile market recovery leads to semiconductor bottleneck
December 22, 2020Volkswagen Group says shortage of semiconductor products leads to production restrictions in China, North America and Europe. Group models based on the MQB platform are affected.
Murata officially opens its Minato MIRAI Innovation Centre
December 18, 2020Murata Manufacturing is opening its Minato MIRAI Innovation Centre, the largest research and development hub in the Kanto region.
The A to Z of A2B Applications
December 16, 2020Throughout its history, there are many examples of the automotive industry leveraging technology transfers from adjacent and complementary markets; industrial, consumer, and healthcare to name a few.
ICAPE Group strengthens it’s footing in Japan
October 02, 2020The French PCB supplier has been acting in Japan since 2007. Since then, the group has taken more and more steps to cover the market in the country which has now led to it opening a new business unit, with an experienced and technical director.
Silicon Mitus starts mass-producing automotive OLED PMIC
August 14, 2020Power management IC (PMIC) specialist Silicon Mitus, has completed the development of an automotive OLED PMIC and says it will start supplying the new products in the global automotive market.
Goodix closes acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies
August 04, 2020Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. Ltd., an integrated solution provider, has completed its acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT), a fabless German semiconductor technology company.
Staying put during the COVID-19 pandemic
June 30, 2020TPCA (Taiwan Printed Circuit Association) announced the production and sales data for Q1 2020; the output value of Taiwan cross-strait PCB industry totalled NT$136.9 billion (approx. US$4.541 billion) in Q1/2020.
Tesla bucks Alameda County order, opens Fremont factory
May 12, 2020In defiance of an Alameda County restriction for “non-essential” businesses to remain closed under the State of California’s stay-at-home orders in place since mid-March, Tesla CEO Elon Musk initiated the re-opening of certain manufacturing operations at the company’s Fremont, California plant on Monday.
Hyundai Mobis expands its technical center in India
April 14, 2020As part of its global R&D networking in Korea, North America, Europe, China and India, Hyundai Mobis says it will expand its technical center in India, which develops and validates automotive software. Through this, the company aims to strengthen its R&D activities in India, particularly software development for autonomous vehicles.
Leoni expects a heavy hit from COVID-19
March 23, 2020Leoni AG says that the company expects considerable burdens on sales, earnings and liquidity stemming from the economic uncertainties associated with the spread of COVID-19. The level of this impact is not foreseeable at this stage.
Schweizer posts an operative loss of €6.5 million for 2019
March 19, 2020In the first half year 2019 Schweizer was hit by the slowdown of demand in the automobile as well as the industry sectors leading to a turnover decline of 5.7%. The turnover recovered in the second half year showing a minus of 1.6% against previous year’s period.
Volvo and Geely considers a combined company
February 12, 2020Volvo Car AB and Geely Automobile Holdings Limited are considering combining their businesses to create a strong global group, which would accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies.
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IPC: Unanimous approval of USMCA needed
December 12, 2019IPC issued a statement this week expressing support of the recently bi-partisan approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and a strong desire for legislative approval by Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
Perceptron, Coherix cement partnership for bead inspection
November 21, 2019Michigan industrial metrology developer Perceptron Inc. has announced a commercial partnership with fellow Great Lakes State company Coherix Inc.
EV manufacturer adds Chinese subsidiary for in-country operations
October 23, 2019ElectraMeccanica Vehicles, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has established EMV Automotive Technology, Inc. (Chongqing), a wholly-owned subsidiary, in China.
CATL starts construction of its first overseas factory in GermanyLoad more news
October 21, 2019A groundbreaking ceremony of the first overseas factory for lithium-ion battery maker CATL took place on October 18 in Thuringia, Germany, marking the start of construction of the first lithium-ion battery factory in Germany.