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the ev era is coming: usi enters the global ev powertrain system supply chain
there are five major electric systems in electric vehicles: body electrics, charging system, batteries, electric motors and thermal systems. while the non-traditional automotive suppliers are penetrating in battery and electric motor applications, the traditional automotive suppliers can engage in power electronic unit and thermal systems which are the major focus for usi in the development of ev powertrain applications.
having more than 20-year experiences in manufacturing power electronic units, usi plans to penetrate the supply chain of xev powertrain systems. by introducing the automotive functional safety standard iso26262 and being certified with chapters ii and vii for manufacturing, usi has been well-recognized by oems and tier-i suppliers in the past few years. the production of the ev powertrain system and the thermal system will be started in 2021.
after acquiring asteelflash, the second largest ems manufacturer in europe in december 2020, usi now runs 27 production bases across europe, the americas, asia, and africa and is capable of meeting oems and tier-i suppliers' local supply requirements to create more values for customers.
according to jack hou, usi senior vice president and general manager of automotive electronics business unit, the powertrain systems of electric vehicles are different from traditional internal combustion engines (ice) in terms of structures and frameworks. the purchasing strategies of oems were therefore adjusted causing traditional tier-i suppliers are no longer the major choice in the supply chain. this creates a huge business opportunity for usi. the demand for parts associated with evs will be one of the future revenue contributors to usi’s automotive electronics. usi will create differentiation through collaboration, automation, and the continuous reinforcement of ev-related power manufacturing and testing technologies.
usi (sse: 601231, a constituent of csi300 index), universal scientific industrial (shanghai) co., ltd., is a global leader in electronic design and manufacturing as well as a leader in the field of sip (system-in-package) modules. usi provides d (ms)2 product services: design, manufacturing, miniaturization, industrial software and hardware solutions, and material procurement, logistics and maintenance services. with , usi has 27 sales, production and service locations across four continents of america, europe, asia and africa, and offers customer diversified products in the sectors of wireless communication, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, medical and automotive electronics worldwide. usi is one of the subsidiaries of (twse: 3711, nyse: asx) which is a world-leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test in the world. to learn more, please visit www.usiglobal.com and engage with us on and .