InoBat shakes hands with Group14 Technologies in partnership bid
August 30, 2021Group14 Technologies, a provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, and Inobat Auto, a European battery R&D and manufacturing company, announced a partnership to custom manufacture high energy density batteries for automotive applications.
Continental and Varta cooperate for battery development
August 23, 2021Continental’s development and production service provider, Continental Engineering Services (CES) is cooperating with the battery specialist Varta.
Cree expands its operations leadership team
August 04, 2021SiC technology specialist Cree is expanding its operations leadership team as part of the company's growth and capacity expansion plans and planned retirement of Rick McFarland, Cree’s Senior Vice President of Global Operations, in the Summer of 2022.
STMicro manufactures first 200mm SiC wafers in Sweden
July 28, 2021STMicroelectronics has manufactured the first 200mm (8-inch) Silicon-Carbide (SiC) bulk wafers for prototyping next-generation power devices from its facility in Norrköping, Sweden.
Stora Enso starts pilot plant for carbon materials for batteries
July 22, 2021Stora Enso's announces that its pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company's EUR 10 million investment announced in 2019.
SVOLT and Stellantis enter battery partnership
July 21, 2021Chinese headquartered SVOLT has entered into a partnership with automotive holding company Stellantis, the owner of brands such as Chrysler, Citroën, Fiat, Opel and Peugeot.
Mission Critical Electronics acquires ZeroRPM
July 20, 2021Mission Critical Electronics (MCE), a California-based designer and manufacturer of electrical power solutions for specialty vehicle, marine, network and industrial markets, is acquiring ZeroRPM.
Kitron reports solid second quarter and record high backlog
July 13, 2021EMS provider Kitron is reporting a solid second quarter with a record order backlog. Strong growth within other market sectors compensated for the lower demand within Medical.
Vitesco officially opens its smart factory in Hungary
July 02, 2021The 7'000 square metre plant in Debrecen represents the Industry 4.0 concept, with self-driving transport robots and intelligent solutions. By mid-2022, Vitesco Technologies says it will create about 450 jobs in the new factory.
AQ Group’s completes acquisition of Schaffner's Power Magnetics division
July 02, 2021AQ Group AB has closed the deal with Schaffner Group to acquire its Power Magnetics Division.
NEV sales for 2021 projected to reach 4.35 million units
June 24, 2021As the pace of electrification accelerates in the global automotive market, and various governments worldwide implement subsidy policies that encourage consumer EV purchases, sales of new energy vehicles (NEV, which includes both BEV and PHEV) are continuing to rise as well, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Volvo Car and Northvolt build giga-factory in Europe
June 21, 2021Volvo Car Group intends to establish a joint venture with Swedish battery company Northvolt to develop and produce more sustainable batteries, tailored to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.
Swedish electric SUV to be manufactured in the USA
June 17, 2021Polestar, Volvo Cars premium electric car brand, says that its first all-electric SUV will be manufactured in the United States.
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 EuropeLoad more news
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.