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Indonesia's export restrictions on nickel likely to impact EV battery market
November 26, 2021As the global automotive industry picks up the pace of electrification, there will be a corresponding increase in the demand for nickel, which is a key ingredient for automotive batteries, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
A*STAR and STMicro team up on SiC R&D for the EV market
November 26, 2021The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics are launching an R&D collaboration in the field of silicon carbide for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets.
CBAK Energy starts operations at new battery plant
November 25, 2021CBAK Energy Technology, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, has started operations at its lithium battery manufacturing plant in the city of Nanjing in China's Jiangsu province.
Midea to take Kuka off the stock exchange
November 24, 2021Five years after taking over the Augsburg robot manufacturer Kuka, the Chinese investor Midea wants to take the German company off the stock exchange. A so-called squeeze-out process has been initiated, Kuka says.
Foxconn invests $10 million in Autotalks
November 23, 2021Following a strategic collaboration agreement between Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Taiwanese EMS provider Foxconn, and vehicle-to-everything solutions provider, Autotalks, FIT will invest USD 10 million in the Israeli company.
GM opens its new Factory ZERO – an American EV factory
November 22, 2021Production is now set to begin at the former Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, less than two years after General Motors announced its massive USD 2.2 billion investment to renovate the facility to build a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs.
BMW turns to Qualcomm for automated driving collaboration
November 18, 2021Qualcomm Technologies will bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies, and products of its Snapdragon Ride Platform, to BMW Group's next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) platforms.
Rio Tinto invests in European battery manufacturer
November 18, 2021Rio Tinto announces that it will support the development of a battery ecosystem in Europe with an investment in Inobat Auto, a European-based battery technology and manufacturing company.
Rimac's expansion is starting to take shape
November 16, 2021Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Group, broke ground several months ago in Zagreb, Croatia, and construction of the company’s new EUR 200 million global HQ is now in progress.
Renesas advances its initiatives in India
November 15, 2021The Japanese semiconductor company says that the operation of Renesas Electronics India will be strengthened. Under the sales strategy “Deeper and Broader”, Renesas says it will increase the range of its value-added, full system solutions offered to existing and new customers.
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
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Foxconn and Lordstown Motors enter strategic partnership
November 12, 2021Lordstown Motors Corp. (LMC), a provider of electric light-duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, and EMS provider Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), have entered into a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement regarding LMC’s facility in Lordstown, Ohio.
II-VI to supply SiC substrates for Tianyu's power electronics
November 10, 2021II‐VI Incorporated says it has been selected by Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd., as the company's primary strategic partner for supply of 150 mm SiC substrates for power electronics.
Annual automotive MLCC demand for 2021 to reach 449B Pcs
November 08, 2021Various MLCC suppliers’ book-to-bill ratios as well quarterly shipments for 4Q21 now show signs of decline, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Qorvo acquires provider of SiC power semiconductors
November 04, 2021Qorvo, a provider of innovative RF solutions, has acquired Princeton, New Jersey-based United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors.
Heidelberg expands e-mobility production
November 03, 2021German manufacturer, Heidelberg, says that it has commissioned a fourth production line for wallbox systems at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site, earlier than planned and with round-the-clock, three-shift production.
NI strengthens position in electrification and battery testLoad more news
November 03, 2021Test specialist NI has acquired NH Research (NHR), a supplier of power conversion and power supply test systems. But that’s not all, NI has also entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the EV Systems business of Rosenheim, Germany-based Heinzinger GmbH.