SK Hynix signs 5 year procurement contract worth $4.34 billion with ASML Holding N.V.

On Wednesday, the world’s second-largest memory chip maker SK Hynix stated, it has agreed to a five-year procurement contract worth $4.34 billion (4.8 trillion won) with ASML Holding N.V. to secure extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scanners that are used to manufacturing chips. In a regulatory filing, SK Hynix said, the deal is for its planned mass-production…

Honda to quit F1 in 2021, will focus on zero emission technologies

In a significant development, Honda Motor stated, it will end its participation as an engine supplier in the FIA Formula One World Championship at the end of the 2021 season and will instead focus on zero-emission technology. The development was made by Honda Motor’s CEO Takahiro Hachigo during an online news conference. “This is not…

Apple suppler LG Display expects improved profit outlook on increased OLED demand

On Friday, LG Display Co Ltd, an Apple Inc supplier offered an optimistic outlook for the year on the back of higher demand for its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels sending its shares higher by 4%. The optmistic forecast comes in the wake of the South Korean company seeing prolonged decline in liquid crystal display…

Chinese EV startup Xpend raises $400 million in latest funding round

On Wednesday, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd backed Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng stated it has raised $400 million from investors including Xiaomi Corp, to fund its growth. The fundraising comes at a time when industry watchers as well as bankers describe as an increasingly tough financing environment for Chinese EV startups who are jostling…

Toyota to expand production of hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles

Given hydrogen’s availability and its weight to storage energy quotient, Toyota believes hydrogen powered fuel cells will play a significant role in the clean-energy-powered auto industry in the coming future. In a significance development, Toyota Motor Corp announced that it plans on increasing investments in its hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles, as design more cost-effective mass-market…

Waymo changes gear: to integrate its improved AI tech into mass produced vehicles

With this development, self-driving cars are a step closer to retail reality. In a significant development, Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo has disclosed it is retiring its Firefly line of test vehicles and is now moving on to integrating its technology into mass-produced vehicles. Initially, Waymo will move to equip its 600 Chrysler Pacifica minivans…