Can catch up with min requirement for auto chips by June: TSMC

In a statement the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) told U.S. broadcaster CBS that it expects to catch up with the “minimum requirement” for auto chips by customers by the end of June. Automakers are hard-pressed  for auto chips and have shut assembly lines due to their shortage. Taiwan, home to a booming…

Quebec-based Lion Electric Co aims to go public through SPAC

In a statement, Lion Electric Co stated it plans on going public through a merger with blank-check company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. The startup aims to ramp up production capacity to tap growing demands for electric vehicles. Known for its yellow electric school buses, Quebec-based Lion Electric expects to receive around $500 million of net…

Samsung likely to discontinue Galaxy Note from 2021: Sources

According to sources familiar with the knowledge at hand, from 2021 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may discontinue its Galaxy Note line of smartphones. The development comes in the wake of a sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones because of the coronavirus-induced COVID-19 pandemic. Known for its large screen and its stylus for taking notes,…

Japan’s Kioxia Holdings Corp to build new NAND memory chip production line to meet surging demand across industry sectors

On Thursday, Japan’s Kioxia Holdings Corp stated, it would build a new production line for NAND memory chips in central Japan in order to meet surging demand for data storage across industry sectors ranging from smartphones to self-driving cars. The new line, the seventh for Kioxia, will be built at its existing plant in Yokkaichi,…

U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic LLC and SoftBank Group Corp invests $107 million in Brazilian facial recognition startup Acesso Digital

In a statement Brazil’s facial biometrics and digital admission startup Acesso Digital said, Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp and U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic LLC are leading a $107.25 million (580 million reais) funding round. Following the investment, both, General Atlantic and SoftBank, will hold a minority stake in Acesso Digital. Founded in 2007, Acesso…