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Hyundai Mobis Makes the Future of Mobility Tangible at CES 2018

15 Dec

Hyundai Mobis, a leading global automotive supplier based in Seoul, will showcase its vision of the car of the future, as well as the technologies and innovations it is developing for it, at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. (more…)

AGC and Kinestral Technologies Announce Joint Ventures to Accelerate Global Adoption of Halio Smart-Tinting Glass

14 Dec

AGC Asahi Glass, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals, and high-tech materials, and Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio smart-tinting glass, today announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market. (more…)

GCT Semiconductor’s 4G LTE IoT Chip Powers New AI Speaker Launched in South Korea

14 Dec

GCT Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions; and Anapass, a leading display and multimedia SoC solution provider, today announced that GCT’s LTE IoT chip GDM7243V, integrated with Anapass’ mobile multimedia application processor, powers a new artificial intelligence (AI) speaker recently launched by South Korea’s major mobile operator. The portable device is the world’s first LTE-enabled AI speaker, therefore offering ultimate mobility. (more…)

The Value of Infrared Laser Projector Market for Mobile 3D Sensing Will Reach US$1.953 Billion in 2020, Says TrendForce

13 Dec

According to 2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, many smartphone companies have been developing 3D sensing embedded devices since Apple launched iPhone X featuring 3D sensor. LEDinside anticipates that the value of global infrared laser projector market for mobile 3D sensing is estimated to reach US$246 million in 2017, and is forecast to grow to around US$1.953 billion in 2020. (more…)

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Launches World’s First 14TB HDD with Conventional Magnetic Recording

13 Dec

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has announced the launch of the MG07ACA Series, the world’s first[1] enterprise 14TB[2] Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD. Using a 9-disk, helium-sealed design, the new MG07ACA Series provides the power-efficient capacity and storage density needed by cloud-scale and enterprise storage solution providers to achieve their TCO objectives. (more…)

Herbalife Nutrition Hong Kong and Po Leung Kuk Set New World Record in Launching Healthy Active Lifestyle Mobile App

12 Dec

Herbalife Nutrition Hong Kong and the charity organization Po Leung Kuk set a new world record, with “the most people launching a Healthy Active Lifestyle mobile app together.” The world record-breaking event, held at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, brought together 1,015 people interested in living a healthy, happy and active lifestyle. Together, they launched the new mobile app that includes BMI measurement, aerobic dance, healthy recipes and balanced nutrition information. (more…)

TrendForce forecasts oversupply and price drop in 1Q18 NAND Flash market. Production capacity expansion and low season are main causes.

12 Dec

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, expects lower demand for NAND Flash in 1Q18 due to the traditional off-peak season. (more…)

Mining Giant Glencore Expands Production of Battery Metals in Anticipation of an Electric Car Boom

12 Dec

South Korean media channels have reported that Japan’s Panasonic Corp. has turn over a sizable portion of its cylindrical battery supply to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc., as the joint venture of the two companies – Gigafactory 1 in the U.S. state of Nevada – encounters operational setbacks. As a result, warnings have emerged that the global market for cylindrical batteries is going to experience a supply shortfall that will persist to the middle of 2018. (more…)

Excerpts from TrendForce’s Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry

11 Dec

The global research company TrendForce held 2018 Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry on December 7, 2017. Here are the key excerpts from the forum. (more…)

Taiwan’s State Oil Company Makes a Shift towards Green Energy and Will Build a Thousand Battery Charging and Swap Stations for Electric Motorcycles in the Next Three Years

11 Dec

Taiwan’s state-owned petroleum company CPC Corp. will a set aside TWD 2 billion in its next-year budget to build a thousand battery charging and swap stations for electric motorcycles. This decision was formally announced by the company’s chairman Dr. Chein Tai on December 5. Dr. Tai said that the CPC must evolve to contribute to island’s green energy targets. (more…)