Lidar sensor maker Innovusion raises $64M in latest funding

In a statement lidar sensor maker Innovusion said, it had raised $64 million to ramp up production and supply Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio Inc’s ET7 sedan, which is scheduled to start deliveries in early 2022. The funding includes new investments from Singapore state investor Temasek and venture capital firm Joy Capital. Existing investors also…

Production at Samsung Electronics Texas chip factory at near normal

On Tuesday, in a statement Samsung Electronics said as of last week, production of chips at its U.S. chip plant at Austin, Texas has returned to near-normal levels. In mid-February, chipmakers in the area, including Samsung had shutdown production facilities due to severe weather. Samsung declined to comment on when production would be fully back…

Taiwanese chip producer Foxconn ramps up interest in EVs, announces deal with Fisker Inc

On Thursday, shares of Foxconn rose by 4.5% after the company announced that it will collaborate with Fisker Inc to produce more than 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting from late 2023. Over the last 1 year, Taiwan based Foxconn has ramped up interest in electric vehicles and has announced deals with Stellantis NV’s Fiat…

Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors to go public with $11.75 merger with black check company Churchill Capital IV Corp

In a statement luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors stated, it will go public by merging with blank-check firm Churchill Capital IV Corp in a deal that values the combined company at $11.75 billion. Incidentally, CCIV, which has the backing of Michael Klein, and new private investors are getting shares at different prices: the new…

Chip shortage likely to impact nearly 1M vehicle production during Q1: IHS Markit

In a significant development, data firm IHS Markit stated, the shortage of chips in the auto semiconductor sector is likely to impact around 1 million units of global light vehicle production during the first quarter. The announcement sees a major jump from its previous forecast. On February 3, in a report HIS Markit had stated,…

TSMS helps Washington overcome auto chip shortage

On Friday, the United States thanked Taiwan for helping to resolve an auto chip shortage that impacted production. Both countries reportedly did not discuss prioritising production of making these chips, said Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua after a high-level meeting. Car factories across the globe have been significantly affected and have been forced to shutter…