Toyota establish green technologies research center with China’s Tsinghua University

The move is likely to help China in its goal to expand its tech capability, manufacturing and distribution channels and better compete in the world stage. Toyota Motor Corp stated, it is in the midst of setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University. The partnership will study uses of car…

Qualcomm to shutdown its Chinese joint venture on advanced semiconductors

The move is aligned with the Trump Administration’s policy on Beijing vis-a-vis semiconductors. On Friday, as per a report from The Information citing sources who are employees at a joint venture between U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc and China’s Huaxintong Semiconductor (HXT), the joint venture is set to close by the end of this month.…

Honda Motor & truckmaker Hino Motors join SoftBank Group’s and Toyota Motor’s joint venture

The development underscores a growing trend of consolidation among communications, automakers and technology companies as they grapple with the massive investment and software expertise required to develop new services for which demand has yet to be tested. On Thursday, Japan’s Honda Motor Co and truckmaker Hino Motors Ltd stated they join a joint venture of…

Britain’s Marks & Spencer gains online food delivery service market through JV with Ocado

Marks & Spencer has entered into a joint venture with online supermarket pioneer Ocado and has thus forayed into the online full delivery service market. On Wednesday, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed to form a joint venture with Ocado, an online supermarket pioneer. The development assumes significance since it would provide M&S…