U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs

February 17, 2020

Via: Reuters
Category: Regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC (2330.TW), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, two sources familiar with the matter […]

U.S. companies cut back on installing robots in 2019

February 11, 2020

Via: Reuters
Category: Process, Production

U.S. companies installed fewer robots in 2019 than they did the year before, the first cut back since 2015, as a downturn in manufacturing fueled by trade wars and weaker demand dampened appetite for the machines. Shipments fell to 23,758, […]

Another day, another record: Tesla shares hit $900

February 4, 2020

Via: Reuters

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc surged 15% on Tuesday to hit the $900 mark, extending a stunning rally that has more than doubled the company’s market value since the start of the year as more investors bet on […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars – sources

February 18, 2020

Via: Reuters

Beijing (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL (300750.SZ) that contain no cobalt – one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – in cars made at its China […]

Process, Production

Q1 notebook production to take 29-36% hit

February 18, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Q1 notebook production will fall 29-36% sequentially, says Digitimes Research, due to laboyr and component shortages caused by the coronavirus. Some notebook ODMs’ China plants have capacity utilisation of around 30% due to slow employee returns, the 14-day quarantine requirement […]


Quantum tech company Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung

February 17, 2020

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – British nanotechnology company Nanoco said on Monday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co and affiliates in a district court in Texas relating to quantum dots. Nanoco, which produces quantum dots that are used […]