Ford picks Valencia for next-gen EV architecture
June 30, 2022Ford in Europe has announced that it has chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the preferred site to assemble vehicles based on a next-generation electric vehicle architecture.
LG accelerates its EV charger business
June 29, 2022LG Electronics announces it has acquired South Korean electric vehicle charger solutions provider, AppleMango Co., Ltd., jointly with GS Energy and GS Neotek.
Sanmina makes multi-million investment in Jalisco
June 27, 2022Electronics manufacturer Sanmina SCI is reportedly investing US$216 million in Jalisco this year.
2022 will see a focus on 12-inch capacity expansion
June 23, 2022TrendForce says that global wafer foundry capacity will increase by approximately 14% annually in 2022.
ABB opens its largest DC fast charger production facility in Italy
June 22, 2022ABB E-mobility has officially opening of the company’s largest DC fast charger production site to date - the E-mobility Centre of Excellence in Valdarno, Tuscany.
BMW Group brings e-drives to Austria
June 21, 2022From 2025 onwards, BMW's next generation of e-drives will be created in Steyr – with both production and development on site – as company's plant Steyr embarks on an electrified future.
TÜV Rheinland opens test centre for EV drive batteries
June 20, 2022TÜV Rheinland has opened a new European test center for electrical vehicle drive batteries at the Dutch–German Avantis business park.
Flex expands automotive manufacturing hub in Mexico
June 15, 2022Flex says that it is looking to expand its automotive industry operations in Jalisco, Mexico.
Siemens invests in WiTricity – acquires minority stake
June 14, 2022Siemens has made a strategic investment in US-based WiTricity and will licenses their technology for future wireless EV charging products.
Murata set to expand with new production building in Vietnam
June 10, 2022Murata Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Da Nang, Vietnam), a manufacturing subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., will start construction on a new production building in June 2022.
ST continues to grow in Morocco – opens new clean room
June 10, 2022STMicroelectronics has officially opened its new clean room – dedicated to silicon carbide products – at its location in Bouskoura, Morocco.
TI on top of the world as the biggest analog IC supplier
June 08, 2022With analog sales of USD 14.1 billion and 19% marketshare, Texas Instruments maintained its firm grip as the world’s leading supplier of analog devices in 2021.
Rimac raises €500 million as it looks to expand production
June 07, 2022Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer, Rimac, has raised EUR 500 million in its Series D investment round, valuing the company at over EUR 2 billion.
Construction starts at BMW’s new Hungarian plant
June 07, 2022Construction has officially started at BMW Group’s new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, as the foundation stone is laid.
VIA optronics continues to grow at Nuremberg HQ
June 07, 2022Display systems and solutions provider, VIA optronics AG, is continues to grow at its headquarters and production site in Nuremberg, Germany. The site now exceeds 200 employees as the company makes progress towards finalising the ongoing production ramp up.
ASML to invest $200 million to expand Connecticut facility
June 03, 2022The Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer is planning to invest USD 200 million to expand the company's facility in Wilton, Connecticut.
Allegro MicroSystems to acquire Heyday Integrated Circuits
June 02, 2022Sensing and power semiconductor solutions provider Allegro MicroSystems announces the entry into an agreement to acquire Heyday Integrated Circuits, specialising in compact, fully-integrated isolated gate drivers that enable energy conversion in high-voltage gallium nitride and silicon carbide wide-bandgap semiconductor designs.
Vitesco relies on Infineon for SiC semiconductors
June 02, 2022Vitesco Technologies has signed a cooperation agreement with Infineon Technologies AG. The cooperation is said to strengthen Vitesco’s position in the field of silicon carbide semiconductors, and opens up the possibility of additional capacity for the strong growth in electromobility.
ElringKlinger to supply battery systems for fast-charging stations
May 31, 2022ElringKlinger will supply battery systems for protoypes of a grid-autonomous fast-charging stations developed by Schäfer Elektronik GmbH.
Stellantis and Samsung SDI to invest over $2.5 billion in JVLoad more news
May 27, 2022Stellantis and Samsung SDI will establish an electric-vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. Targeted to start in 2025, the plant aims to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 GWh, with an aim to increase it 33 GWh in the next few years.