19 Apr 2024 - Industrial

Power electronics: past to future

The future of power electronics is undergoing a radical transformation driven by cutting-edge materials like Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC). These wide-bandgap semiconductors bring game-changing advantages, outperforming traditional silicon and redefining performance benchmarks.

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16 Apr 2024 - Defence

Astute Group offers Amphenol Rhino connectors for extreme use

Astute Group is your trusted partner for robust connectivity solutions designed to withstand the toughest environments.

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03 Apr 2024 - EV

EV push collides with supply chain realities

The aggressive push for electric vehicles (EVs) in the US is slamming into a harsh reality: critical supply chains controlled by China pose major risks to both the auto industry and consumers, writes Larry Bell, on Newsmax.

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25 Mar 2024 - Aerospace

Astute Group offers Amphenol Raptor connectors for high power applications

Astute Group is your trusted partner for high-power connectivity solutions in the evolving aerospace landscape.

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15 Dec 2023 - EV

Revolutionising automotive imaging: new strides in HDR technology

In the world of automotive electronics, a revolutionary step is being taken to address the challenges faced by high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging.

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20 Nov 2023 - EV

Hyundai and Kia secure future with Infineon’s SiC chips

In a significant move, Hyundai and Kia have secured their future semiconductor needs by inking a deal with Infineon, a major player in the chip industry. This agreement, lasting until 2030, specifically focuses on silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power semiconductors, reflecting the growing importance of these components in the automotive sector.

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13 Nov 2023 - EV

Cruise recall reveals safety challenges for driverless cars

Cruise, a division of General Motors (GM) dedicated to self-driving cars, is recalling 950 driverless vehicles across the United States, a move that underscores the ongoing challenges in the autonomous vehicle sector, particularly relevant to the electronics industry. This decision follows a serious incident involving a Cruise robotaxi and signals potential further recalls.

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25 Oct 2023 - EV

Tackling the talent shortage: India’s electric vehicle drive

India's automotive sector is racing ahead in electric vehicle (EV) production, but according to LiveMint a significant talent gap is causing a flurry of headhunting within the industry. As companies rapidly adopt strategies ranging from hiring international experts to developing in-house EV-focused training programmes, the big question is: can they keep pace with the booming demand?

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11 Oct 2023 - EV

Driving into the future: 2024’s automotive electronics

Recent years have witnessed the automotive sector transforming at a pace like never before, with electronics playing a central role in this metamorphosis. As we drive towards 2024, we arrive at the horizon of even more significant technological leaps. But these exciting frontiers also bring forth a slew of challenges that the industry needs to address.

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27 Jul 2023 - EV

Automative chip shortage improving but still under pressure

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

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18 Jul 2023 - EV

Automotive PCB market set to grow 14%

The global PCB market is expected to contract by 5.2% in 2023, but the automotive PCB market is bucking the trend and is projected to grow by 14%. This growth is being driven by the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the rising popularity of autonomous driving technology.

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14 Jul 2023 - EV

Automakers venture into chip design to secure future supply

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

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20 Jun 2023 - EV

Canadian car buyer told it’s ‘8 year wait’ for plug-in

Just as it did for nearly every facet of the global economy, the pandemic plunged Canada's new car market into upheaval, throwing supply and demand completely out of whack, reports the Canadian news channel CBC.

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02 May 2023 - EV

JP Morgan – What’s next for the auto industry?

“2023 should mark a strong earnings year for the industry, with less volatile raw material costs and a more stable supply chain,” writes Jose Asumendi, Head of European Automotive Research for JP Morgan. “Raw material headwinds will slow, eventually providing a tailwind sometime in the second half of 2023. Overall, we predict a strong year for the autos sector, with global car production up 3% year-over-year.”

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25 Apr 2023 - EV

Automotive chip shortage halts 90,000 new vehicles

The automotive microchip shortage continues to have a major impact on the automotive industry.

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28 Mar 2023 - EV

US car production cuts increase as chip shortage and supply chain issues persist

Automotive suppliers face down another difficult year as industry macro conditions remain volatile and growing electric vehicle (EV) volumes add significant operational complexity, reports consultants Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). 

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16 Jan 2023 - EV

Automotive: ‘long and difficult road’ to semiconductor equilibrium

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

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21 Dec 2022 - EV

FT: Carmakers to suffer chip shortages until at least end of 2023

According to the Financial Times, the global car industry will suffer semiconductor shortages next year as the switch to electric vehicles accelerates.

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12 Dec 2022 - EV

Automotive supply chain: Chips may remain in short supply until 2024

The shortage of automotive chips is unlikely to be completely resolved before 2024, reports DigitTimes, as the rapid growth in demand continues to outstrip supply.

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01 Dec 2022 - EV

Auto chips: ICs in robust demand with no oversupply concerns

Analog IC chips continue to be stuck in a tight supply situation and will continue to affect the automotive industry, according to Hidetoshi Shibata, CEO of semiconductor manufacturer Renesas, reported by Digitimes.

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08 Nov 2022 - EV

Why ’emergency’ chip sourcing has become the norm at Toyota

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

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