Qualcomm’s chips will power Renault’s dashboards and infotainment systems in its upcoming Mégane E-TECH Electric

On Monday, in a statement Qualcomm Inc said, it will supply a key chip for the dashboard of Renault SA’s new electric vehicle. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest supplier of key semiconductors in mobile phones, has expanded into vehicles with chips that can power dashboards and infotainment systems at the same time. Earlier this year Qualcomm Renault…

Samsung SDI considering options to build EV battery plant in Illinois: Senator Dick Durbin

In a statement, Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin said, Samsung SDI Co Ltd plans on building a battery plant in central Illinois. Electric-vehicle startup Rivian has a factory in Normal, Illinois. In April it said Samsung SDI would supply battery cells for its vehicles. “We are competing for a major Samsung battery facility. The delegation came in…

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…

China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group signs 5 year battery grade lithium supply deal with Tesla

In a statement China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co Ltd stated, it has signed a deal to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla Inc for the next five years. According to a filing in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Yahua has placed the total value of the contract, signed by its wholly-owned subsidiary Yaan Lithium, at…

Prices of Huawei phones rising every hour on fears on shortages

Chinese consumers are rushing to purchase Huawei’s smartphone featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing that the company’s production of its premium handsets will face punitive curbs by U.S. trade action. According to Huaqiangbei, smartphone vendors in China’s southern city of Shenzhen, are seeing a steady rise in the prices of used and new Huawei phones…

Hyundai Mobis muscles into car parts market

With U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc accelerating the shift towards electric cars, Hyundai Motor suppliers have increasingly turned to “outsiders” for parts; but now Hyundai’s own supply company, Mobis, plans on plunging into this supply chain. Hyundai Mobis is negotiating with two global automakers to supply electrified parts, said the company’s executive with an…

U.S. considering blocking sale of GE engines for China’s passenger plane: sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the U.S. government is weighing options which include stopping General Electric Co from continuing to supply engines for China’s passenger jet. The development will cast a shadow of uncertainty over China’s efforts to enter the civil aviation market. The potential restriction on the sale of plane…