SMIC to invest $8.87 billion in chipmaking plant in Shanghai

On Friday, China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp said, it will invest $8.87 billion to build a chip plant in Shanghai. The development underscores Beijing’s efforts to boost its independence in the chip manufacturing sector. The development comes at a time when global chipmakers are struggling to fulfill orders from the electronics and automotive industries triggering new…

Group14 Technologies enters into battery material supply deal with Europe’s InoBat

In a statement Group14 Technologies said, it has entered into a battery materials supply agreement with Europe’s InoBat under a partnership to manufacture high-energy density cells for electric vehicles. Demand for high-capacity, lithium-silicon batteries has increased as manufacturers shift to electric vehicles to tap a rapid transition to cleaner sources of energy. InoBat, established in…

Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor halts production following cyber attack

On Sunday, Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor said, some of its systems have been hit by a cyber attack as a result of which it has placed on hold some of its manufacturing operations. “Tower has notified relevant authorities, and is working closely with law enforcement organizations and with a leading team of worldwide experts,…

Renault-Nissan and Daimler mulls possible extending of alliance to emerging vehicle technologies

The alliance is weighing its options of extending their collaboration in various technologies including, autonomous vehicles, advanced batteries and mobility services. On Wednesday, Renault-Nissan and Daimler stated, they could possibly expand their cooperation to include autonomous cars, battery technology and mobility services. “The industry being in transformation in the area of connectivity, autonomous cars and…