Murata expands Minato MIRAI Innovation Center
May 31, 2021Murata Manufacturing announces the opening of Murata Mirai Mobility, an exhibition facility for automotive products, and Murata Interactive Communication Space, a facility to promote open innovation, in its Minato MIRAI Innovation Center.
Daimler Truck AG and CATL expand global partnership
May 28, 2021Commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer and developer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) announced the intensification of their existing partnership
Ford forms battery joint venture with SK Innovation
May 24, 2021Ford and SK Innovation have signed an MoU to create a joint venture – to be called BlueOvalSK – to produce approximately 60 GWh annually in traction battery cells and array modules, starting mid-decade, with potential to expand.
BASF & Shanshan to serve Chinese battery materials market
May 20, 2021BASF and Shanshan, a lithium-ion battery materials supplier serving both the e-mobility and the consumer electronics (CE) market, have agreed to form a BASF majority-owned joint venture (BASF: 51%; Shanshan: 49%) to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and precursors (PCAM) in China.
DuPont invests in R&D and manufacturing resources in Europe
May 20, 2021DuPont Mobility & Materials says it is investing USD 5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for its high-performance automotive adhesives.
GaN IC company Navitas to go public
May 10, 2021GaN Power ICs specialis, Navitas Semiconductor, has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special-purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which values the combined entity at $1.4 billion, will result in Navitas becoming a publicly-traded company.
Ford accelerates battery R&D with new battery centre
April 28, 2021Ford is launching a new global battery centre of excellence – called Ford Ion Park – to accelerate its R&D of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing.
Electrification and industry sectors drive growth for Kitron
April 23, 2021Nordic EMS provider Kitron is reporting a first quarter with strong growth, backed by two major trends, in both the electrification and industry sectors.
Tata Nordics opens shop in Gothenburg
April 23, 2021Earlier this year, Tata Technologies began operations in its wholly owned subsidiary in Gothenburg, Sweden. It also marks the completion of its acquisition deal with Escenda AB in 2017.
TT Electronics moves to Plano facility - looking to hire
April 16, 2021TT Electronics is consolidating its North American Sensors and Specialist Components operations and moving into a new, purpose-built facility in Plano, Texas.
AQ Group acquires Schaffner’s Power Magnetic Division
April 15, 2021Swedish AQ Group AB has signed an agreement with the Swiss company Schaffner Group to acquire its Power Magnetics Division.
Nidec expands with new factories in Serbia
April 12, 2021The Japanese company announces that it has decided to open new factories in the city of Novi Sad in the Republic of Serbia.
Comau UK to provide battery manufacturing line for UKBIC
April 09, 2021Comau has been selected by the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to develop and deploy a semi-automated battery module and battery pack assembly line for the publicly-funded ‘open-access’ battery production development facility.
Siemens Mobility to triple R&D headcount in Hungary
April 08, 2021Siemens Mobility is set to create 120 new R&D related jobs at its Budapest, Hungary location as the company moves moves forward in its efforts to "digitalise track-based transport modes".
Pon equipment charged with Northvolt battery systems
April 07, 2021Northvolt has signed a supply agreement with Pon Equipment for battery systems to be integrated into the Z-line series of battery electric excavators.
Kitron Lithuania re-certified for IRIS
March 31, 2021EMS provider Kitron announces that its manufacturing facility in Lithuania has been re-certified according to the ISO/TS 22163 quality standard for the railway sector.
Rimac Automobili opens UK R&D office
March 24, 2021The Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer is expanding its operations with the opening of a new R&D office in the UK.
Nexperia and UAES partner on Gallium Nitride
March 22, 2021Nexperia has entered into a comprehensive partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor devices with United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (UAES). The program will focus on power systems for EVs, with the aim to jointly develop automotive applications using GaN technology.
Corvus Energy enters manufacturing agreement with KitronLoad more news
March 19, 2021Corvus Energy has chosen Kitron as the manufacturing partner for the company’s battery management control systems.