Singaporean hotel booking and management platform RedDoorz raises $70 million in latest funding round

RedDoorz is faces strong competition from Softbank-backed OYO. RedDoorz, a Singaporean hotel booking and management platform, has raised $70 million in its ongoing funding round. This is its second funding round so far in 2019. Asia Partners, a Singaporean private-equity firm is leading the funding round, which also saw the participation of Mirae Asset-Naver Asia…

French carmaker enters into a joint venture with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group

Renault move is aimed at tapping China’s growing electric vehicles market. In a deal which sees French carmaker Renault taking a 50% stake, the carmaker has formed a joint venture partnership with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) to target the Chinese electric vehicles (EV) market. In a statement Renault said, it would increase its…

Toshiba’s NAND flash memory plant to resume production in mid-July

Toshiba’s NAND flash memory plant will resume full production from mid-July. On Friday, Toshiba Memory Corp, the world’s second-biggest NAND flash memory producer stated its plant in central Japan will resume full production by mid-July. Toshiba had partially suspended the plant on June 15, following a brief power outage in the region. The suspension also…

5 Japanese automakers join SoftBank-Toyota’s self-driving car JV

The development is significant since it marks an acceleration in the banding of automakers in an industry which is placing growing emphasis on offering vehicle services rather than selling cars to individual drivers. On Friday, five Japanese automakers including Mazda Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp, stated they would be investing 2% of their revenues…

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.…