NASA scientist pleads guilty to participation in China’s Thousand Talent program

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a senior NASA scientist has pleaded guilty to lying about his ties to a program that encourages researchers to develop relationships with China in exchange for grants. Meyya Meyyappan, 66, of Pacifica, California, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan. According…

DoD bolsters domestic chip production through incentives

Going by the posting on a government contracting site, the U.S. Defense Department will soon commence soliciting proposals for a program to provide incentives to boost the production of chip in the country. Currently large American chip companies, including Nvidia Corp, Apple Inc, and Qualcomm Inc outsource the fabrication of semiconductors to companies such as…

Hyundai Motor to launch dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform in major push towards electric vehicles

On Wednesday, in a statement South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group stated, early next year it will introduce an electric vehicle-only platform which will use its battery technology to cut production time and costs. The plan by Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s No.5 auto group, aims to become a major player in the global EV market,…

Delaware court rules in investment bank Mirae Asset Daewoo Co’s favour, Anbang Insurance Group to pay $3.685 million in costs

On Tuesday, South Korean investment bank Mirae Asset Daewoo Co Ltd stated, it has won a U.S. lawsuit against China’s Anbang Insurance Group. The development comes in the wake of Mirae Asset affiliates scrapping a $5.8 billion deal to buy 15 U.S. hotels from Anbang, which then had filed a lawsuit against the South Korean…

Tesla aims to ramp up battery production to 3,000 gigawatt-hours

Following Tesla’s unveiling of its plans to produce its own batteries in order to trim costs, shares of its two battery suppliers fell on Wednesday. Shares of South Korea’s LG Chem and Japan’s Panasonic have fallen with the news reaching the market. After initially opening higher, LG Chem’s shares was trading down by 3.1% while…

Apple Korea offers $84.02 million to settle antitrust probe

On Monday, South Korea’s competition watchdog stated, Apple’s Inc South Korean unit has put forwards proposals to address antitrust concerns and has offered $84.02 million (100 billion won) in support programmes to small small businesses, consumers and others. The development comes in the wake of Apple Korea being investigated by the Korea Fair Trade Commission…