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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    dSPACE integrates high-fidelity vehicle dynamics simulation on NVIDIA Drive Sim for autonomous driving vehicles
    NVIDIA Drive Sim will be integrated with dSPACE’s high-fidelity automotive simulation model (ASM), the company said in a press release on 24 September. The combination of the DRIVE Sim simulation software platform with dSPACE’s vehicle models will ensure thorough testing and validation of eve...
    25-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Renesas joins Global Semiconductor Alliance
    Renesas Electronics has joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), it said in a press release on 24 September. “I am excited for Renesas to join the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Being a GSA member will allow Renesas deeper collaboration with our partners and peers to accelerate technolog...
    Osram, ams sign ‘Domination and Profit And Loss Transfer Agreement’ (DPLTA)
    Austria sensor specialist ams has concluded as the controlling company a domination and profit and loss transfer (DPLTA) agreement with German supplier OSRAM Licht AG as the controlled company, the two companies announced in separate press release on 22 September 2020. "We are very pleased to con...
    HELLA’s Q1 2020/21 sales drop 10% y/y to USD1.6 billion
    HELLA reported a 10.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales to EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion) for the first quarter ended 31 August 2020, according to a company press release on 24 September 2020. The adjusted EBIT also dropped 49.5% y/y to EUR56 million....
    Continental, Xilinx collaborate on production-ready 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving
    Continental and Xilinx have joined forces to develop 4D imaging radar for autonomous driving, the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The collaboration will see Xilinx power Continental’s new advanced radar sensor (ARS) 540 with its Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSOC platform ...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Diodes gets mainland China’s State Administration for Market Regulation approval for Lite-On Semiconductor acquisition
    Diodes has received approval from mainland China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) for the acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor, the company said in a press release on 23 September. The transaction is expected to close by the end of November 2020. Significance: In March, Diode...
    Subaru selects ON Semiconductors’ image sensor to enable camera based ADAS
    ON Semiconductor has announced that its image sensing technology will be used in Subaru’s new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform to enable camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a company press release on 23 September. “Subaru's high quality standards and commitment t...
    Continental, Osram agree to dissolve automotive lighting JV
    Continental has decided to repatriate the joint venture (JV) with Osram, according to a Continental press release on 23 September. The two companies plan to dissolve their 50:50 JV for intelligent automotive lighting systems ‘Osram Continental’, which was founded in 2018. The two companies are c...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: Strategy & Opportunity in Autonomy Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have taken hold throughout the automotive industry, establishing a paradigm of increased availability and standardization of basic safety features for ma...
    23-Sep-2020 News Webinars
    Seoul Semiconductor supplies WICOP Bi-color LED products for MY 2020 Audi A4 headlamp
    Seoul Semiconductor has announced that it has supplied WICOP Bi-color LED products for daytime running lights and front turn signals of the MY2020 Audi A4 headlamp, a company press release on 22 September read. “The [WICOP Gen2] family has been developed as a light source suitable for automobil...
    Maxim’s MAX25205 data acquisition system enables hand-gesture controls
    Maxim Integrated has said that its MAX25205 data acquisition system will allow automotive systems designers to add dynamic hand-gesture controls at a low cost and small size, a company press release read on 22 September. The system consists of integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor arr...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Preh supplies sensory volume control for Audi A3
    Preh is supplying a new sensory volume control for the new Audi A3 compact sedan, the company said in a press release on 14 September. The innovative volume control is located in the center console of the sedan. The volume can be adjusted by sliding finger in circle. In addition, the controller can ...
    Contra Costa Transportation Authority to use NVIDIA DRIVE AGX platform for pilot project
    Contra Costa Transportation Authority will use vehicles retrofitted with the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus platform for an automated driving system pilot project, a company press release on 15 September read. The agency is looking to estimate how much intelligent transportation can improve the efficie...
    SK Innovation to hire over 1,000 workers by 2021 at EV battery plants in US
    SK Innovation has announced plans to hire more than 1,000 workers by the end of 2021 at its new electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Georgia, United States, according to a company press release on 21 September 2020. SK Innovation has recently completed the exterior of its first manufacturing plant...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 September 2020
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    Lattice develops new FPGAs to support automotive applications
    Lattice Semiconductor has announced new versions of its MachXO3LF FPGAs and MachXO3D FPGAs, a company press release read on 16 September. The MachXO3LF FPGAs are for flexible deployment of automotive control applications while the MachXO3D FPGAs are for system security supporting extended temperatur...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Melexis develops new QVGA resolution time-of-flight sensor for automotive applications
    Melexis has developed MLX75026, an AEC-Q100 qualified QVGA time-of-flight (ToF) sensor for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 17 September. The MLX75026 enables software-compatibility with the MLX75027 Gen 3 VGA ToF sensor, resulting in migration between VGA and QVGA res...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Infineon to invest USD786.4 million in Malaysia over 10 years
    German semiconductor company Infineon Technologies has pledged to invest RM3.25 billion (USD786.4 million) in Malaysia over the next 10 years, the New Straits Times reported on 14 September. New Straits Times quoted Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during his visit to Infineon's pla...
    17-Sep-2020 News Investments
    TT Electronics unveils new anti-sulphur thin film chip resistors for automotive applications
    TT Electronics has developed new anti-sulphur surface mount resistors for automotive applications, the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The thin film chip resistors can be used to reduce failure in automotive applications such as battery management, roadside monitoring, and vehi...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Elmos develops high-precision stepper motor driver for headlight adjustment
    Elmos has developed a high-precision stepper motor driver with the primary application in headlight adjustment, the company announced on 16 September via a press release. Other applications include valves for thermal management, air conditioning flap control, cruise control, or front grill adjustmen...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Osram raises guidance due to stronger business recovery
    Germany-based Osram Licht AG has raised the guidance for the fiscal year 2020 due to stronger business recovery in summer, in particular in August, the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The company now expects a comparable revenue decline of approximately -14% as compared with...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 956 vehicles in Australia over issue with engine control unit
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall of 956 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the engine control unit (ECU), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 13 September. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2015–18 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, A...
    16-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    TDK launches automotive noise suppression filters
    TDK Corporation has announced the development of noise suppression filters for automobiles, according to a company press release from 15 September. Part of the MHF1608 series of high-frequency bands, mass production of the filters will begin later this month. The filters will be put in ...
    16-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Infineon, Elliptic Labs extends partnership for smart sensor solutions
    Elliptic Labs has extended its partnership with Infineon Technologies by adding support of Infineon’s millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensor to Elliptic Labs’ Virtual Smart Sensor Hub, the Norway based company said in a press release on 14 September. The latest collaboration will deliver new capa...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 September 2020
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    ACQUISITION: NVIDIA agrees to acquire ARM for USD40 billion
    NVIDIA has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the UK-based chip designer ARM Limited from SoftBank Group in a transaction valued at USD40 billion, the company said in a press release on 13 September. The transaction is expected to conclude in 18 months, subject to customary closing conditions...
    Hyundai, Kia recall 189,400 vehicles in US to replace hydraulic ECU for antilock brakes
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling approximately 189,400 vehicles in the United States to replace hydraulic electronic control unit (ECU) for electronic control unit, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers nearly 180,000 units...
    14-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Fujitsu launches AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform
    Fujitsu has announced the launch of an AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform, a company press release read on 10 September. The FUJITSU Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyzer will deliver a new tool for businesses offering services relying on data from connected cars. Th...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Grupo Antolin opens new innovation center in mainland China
    Grupo Antolin has opened a new innovation center in Shanghai, mainland China, the Spanish supplier said in a press release on 10 September. The innovation center houses the new Antolin headquarters in mainland China, bringing together all the corporate departments and the engineering and technologic...
    11-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Delphi Technologies announces new business win for 800V inverter
    In a press release dated 9 September, Delphi Technologies announced that it has a new order for its 800V inverters from a premium European OEM. The inverters will be equipped in OEM's next generation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The inverters supplied will be equipped across the custome...
    Vishay develops new series of DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitors for automotive applications
    Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled a new series of DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitors for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The capacitors are optimized for high humidity environments. Vishay says it is the first AEC-Q200 qualified DC-Link...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Analog Devices unveils wireless battery management system for EVs
    Analog Devices has unveiled wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 9 September. According to the company, the system will allow automotive manufacturers greater flexibility to scale their EV fleets into volume production. The ...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    HELLA establishes ‘Global Software House’ to align software activities across the company
    HELLA has established a new ‘Global Software House’ to further expand its global software competencies, Germany-based lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 9 September 2020. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and software specialist HELLA Aglaia. T...
    10-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 4.9% y/y in July
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 4.9% year on year (y/y) to USD35.2 billion in July 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 September. It was also 2.1% higher than in June 2020. “The global semiconductor market has remained largely resistant to global macroeconomi...
    OmniVision Technologies, GEO Semiconductor jointly develop automotive camera solution
    OmniVision Technologies has announced a partnership with GEO Semiconductor to jointly develop automotive camera solution, a company press release on 8 September read. OmniVision says the solution will offer high-quality images for rear-view cameras, surround-view systems, and e-mirrors. “We hav...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Wipro secures multiyear automotive engineering services contract from Marelli
    Wipro has secured a multiyear automotive engineering services contract from MARELLI, a company press release read on 8 September. Wipro will utilize the EngineeringNXT framework to establish a software engineering factory for MARELLI and improve its operational efficiency and develop technologies on...
    ROHM appoints Isao Matsumoto as new President and CEO
    ROHM has announced the appointment of Isao Matsumoto as President and CEO. Matsumoto joined ROHM in 1985 with his most recent responsibility lay in quality, safety, and production as director, member of the board, and managing executive officer. “ROHM will accompany this transition with it...
    Startup Stradvision picks BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for ADAS in South Korea
    Stradvision will use BlackBerry’s QNX Software Development Platform for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles from South Korean automakers, the company said in a press release on 7 September. BlackBerry is set to license its QNX technology, including its QNX Software...
    BMW recalls 700 vehicles in US over issue with battery modules
    BMW is recalling approximately 700 vehicles in the US over issue with battery modules, according to a report by cars.com citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2020 Mini SE Countryman, MY 2020–21 BMW X3 and MY 2021 BMW 330e an...
    07-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 September 2020
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    ACQUISITION: Delfingen acquires Schlemmer’s European and African operations
    Delfingen, a supplier of electrical cable protection systems and solutions for the automotive industry, has completed the acquisition of Schlemmer’s business in Europe/Africa, according to a company press release on 1 September. Schlemmer’s Asian perimeter was sold to its Chinese partner, the Fe...
    Osram launches high-quality LED solutions for automotive sector
    Osram has unveiled the successor generation of the Oslon Compact PL and new versions of the Oslon Black Flat S LED solutions for automotive applications, according to a company press release on 3 September. The new Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact products are designed for use in high and low beam...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HELLA to supply integrated lighting systems to Chinese EV maker
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will produce integrated lighting systems for a leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, according to a company press release on 3 September 2020. The customer project includes two vehicle series—the first has recently been launched, the ...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Foresight develops commercial version of automatic calibration software
    Foresight Autonomous has announced that it has developed a commercial version of its automatic calibration software and submitted a patent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office, a company press release on 2 September read. The patent is for calibration software in vision sensors to ...
    03-Sep-2020 News New Products
    ACQUISITION: Allegro MicroSystems acquires lidar manufacturer Voxtel
    Allegro MicroSystems has announced the acquisition of Voxtel, a company dealing with advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including long-range, eye-safe lidar, a company press release read on 28 August. The rationale behind the acquisition is utilizing Voxtel’s laser and imaging products wi...
    Elmos to showcase ambient lighting and gesture control solutions at DVN Car Smart Interior Expo
    Elmos Semiconductor has announced that it will present solutions for ambient lighting and gesture control at the DVN Car Smart Interior Expo, a company press release read on 2 September. The first DVN indoor workshop will be held as a virtual event on 24 September. The virtual booth shows ...
    HELLA supplies radar sensor technology for Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan
    HELLA is supplying its 24 GHz radar sensor technology for the driver assistance system of the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport, the German supplier announced in a press release on 2 September. Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan. The technology enables...
    Synopsys, Elektrobit collaborate to develop EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software
    Synopsys, along with Elektrobit (EB), have announced availability of EB tresos Classic AUTOSAR software for its ASIL-D compliant DesignWare ARC EM and ARC HS functional safety processor IP, a company press release on 1 September read. The DesignWare ARC functional safety processors simplifies safety...
    DIVESMENT: Panasonic completes transfer of semiconductor business to Nuvoton Technology
    Panasonic has announced the completion of transfer of its semiconductor business to Winbond Electronics’ unit Nuvoton Technology, a company press release read on 1 September. Initially 1 June was was deemed as the completion date, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the clea...
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X electric SUV features touch-free NT Door system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi will feature NT Door system, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The feature will be part of the HiPhi X vehicle and will debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. The EV will also feature a Human Orient...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    VW, FCA recall nearly 190,000 Vehicles in US over issue with airbag crash sensors
    Volkswagen (VW) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are recalling nearly 190,000 vehicles in the United States over issue with airbag crash sensors, according to cars.com on 1 September. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018 VW Atlas and MY 2019 Jeep Cherokee SUVs fitted with ZF North Amer...
    02-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Valmet Automotive expects EV batteries business to grow significantly within next few years
    Valmet Automotive expects sales from its electric vehicle (EV) batteries business to reach the level or even surpass that of vehicle contract manufacturing within the next few years, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The growth will focus on the EV Systems business line with i...
    VDA survery reveals most suppliers expect to return to pre-crisis levels starting in 2022
    Most auto parts suppliers in Germany expect to return to pre-crisis level starting in 2022, according to the findings of a survey of automotive suppliers by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, published on 25 August. “The political measures to support businesses are indeed taking ef...
    02-Sep-2020 News COVID-19
    ZF starts production of ‘ibeoNEXT’ lidar system, including ECU
    Ibeo Automotive Systems has commissioned ZF Friedrichshafen produce to its ibeoNEXT solid-state lidar system, including the system’s electronic control unit (ECU), according to a press release by ZF on 27 August. The company will begin delivery of ibeoNEXT lidar systems to its customers, including...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 31 August 2020
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    Volvo to recall nearly 87,200 vehicles in US over issue with front windshield wiper arms
    Volvo will recall approximately 87,200 vehicles in the United States over issue with front windshield wiper arms, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Volvo XC60 sport utility vehicles ...
    31-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Ontario government to invest CAD10 million for ‘Automotive Modernization Program’
    The Ontario government has announced plans to invest CAD10 million (about USD76 million) under its ‘Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP),’ according to a press release on the official website of Ontario government on 18 August. The O-AMP plan entails provision of funding for auto par...
    Kia recalls 2,241 vehicles in Australia over a battery terminal issue
    Kia is recalling 2,241 vehicles in Australia over battery terminal issue, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) website on 30 August. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Kia YP Carnival vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehicl...
    31-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Melexis develops new RGB-LED driver for automotive interior lighting
    Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has developed a new multichannel RGB-LED driver - MLX81116 – for automotive interior lighting applications, according to a company press release on 27 August 2020. The MLX81116 supports the MeLiBu™ high speed communication IP to enable inte...
    31-Aug-2020 News New Products
    NXP develops in-car, multi-device, vehicle wireless charging solution
    NXP Semiconductors has announced that its multi-device vehicle wireless charging solution with a single MWCT controller is available in production vehicles, according to a company press release from 27 August. The solution allows passengers in the car to wirelessly charge through one co...
    28-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Thyssenkrupp supplies electric steering for Renault Duster SUV in Brazil
    Thyssenkrupp is supplying electric steering systems for the new Renault Duster in Brazil, according to a report by Automotive Business on 24 August. The company has a steering system factory for passenger and light commercial vehicles in São José dos Pinhais. Significance: Thyssenkrupp first su...
    Marquardt, Preh, and TactoTek join ISELED Alliance
    Auto parts suppliers Marquardt, Preh, and TactoTek have joined the Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode (ISELED) Alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 24 August. Marquardt is a family-run Germany-based company engaged in manufacturing of electromechanical and elec...
    Microchip unveils high-density EEPROM for automotive market
    Microchip Technology has developed a new, high-density Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) for automotive market, the company said in a press release on 25 August. The 25CSM04 EEPROM which is available to developers has a 4 Mbit density. “Pushing the top end o...
    26-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Utah Department of Transportation launches five-year V2X program
    Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has launched a five-year program in partnership with Panasonic to test vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems on the state’s roads, Deseret News reported in July. UDOT and Panasonic to deploy 80 next-generation roadside radio units along some Utah highway c...
    Vishay develops high current dual inductor for automotive applications
    Vishay has unveiled a new Automotive-Grade low profile, high current dual inductor, the company said in a press release on 25 August. The Vishay Dale IHLD-2525GG-5A is designed to replace two inductors required in an automotive Class D audio amplifier with a single device. Vishay claims that the ...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Automakers urge US Federal Trade Commission to seek appeal against Qualcomm ruling
    Automakers have urged the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to appeal against a favorable court ruling for Qualcomm, Reuters reported on 25 August. Tesla, Ford, Honda, Daimler along with Intel and MediaTek are in support of the FTC. In 2017, FTC filed a complaint against Qualcomm in a federal dis...
    Fujitsu’s Q1 net sales down 4.3% y/y to USD7.47 billion
    Fujitsu reported a 4.3% year-on-year (y/y) fall in net sales for the first quarter at JPY802.79 billion (USD7.47 billion), a company press release on 30 July showed. Net profit climbed to JPY18.18 billion for the period compared to JPY7.09 billion last year. Significance: For the automotive marke...
    Toshiba posts 26% y/y drop in Q1 net sales to USD5.58 billion
    Toshiba reported a 26.2% year-on-year (y/y) fall in first quarter net sales at JPY599.8 billion (USD5.58 billion), a company press release read. Net loss for the period narrowed to JPY11.3 billion from JPY140.2 billion last year. EBITDA margin for the quarter shrunk to 1.4 from 3.4%. Net sal...
    Arrow Electronics develops ‘Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform’
    Arrow Electronics has announced the development of the Automotive High Voltage Evaluation Platform (AHVEP), a company press release read on 20 August. The platform will allow developers an extensive range of tools to explore vehicle electrification trends. The platform will help with the application...
    24-Aug-2020 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 24 August 2020
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    Indian government holds discussion with automotive industry representatives to boost localization
    The Indian government held discussion with various automotive industry representatives to discuss ways to reduce imports in the automobile industry and increase localization of auto components, according to a report by The Economic Times on 22 August. The meeting focused on the possibilities of incr...
    Toshiba develops high-efficiency N-channel MOSFETs for automotive applications
    Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled a series of high-efficiency N-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) for automotive applications, Green Car Congress reported on 19 August. The MOSFETs XPN3R804NC, XPN7R104NC, XPN6R706NC, and XPN12006NC are based on the company's&...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Tesla seeks FCC’s approval to market short-range interactive motion-sensing device
    Tesla has sought permission from the United States Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) to market a short-range interactive motion-sensing device that could help prevent children from being left behind in cars, Reuters reported on 21 August. The device uses four transmit and three receive antenn...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    NVIDIA posts a 50% y/y surge in Q2 revenue at USD3.87 billion
    NVIDIA has reported a 50% year-on-year (y/y) jump in the second quarter revenue at USD3.87 billion, the company said in a press release on 19 August. Net income for the period came in at USD622 million from USD552 million a year earlier. Gross margin fell 100 basis points to 58.8%. NVIDIA claims ...
    Sony Corporation to unveil high-precision GNSS receiver LSIs
    Sony Corporation is set to unveil high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver LSIs, a company press release read on 19 August. Although it will be initially launched for use in internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices, Sony says LSIs show promise in automotive applications...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Chery recalls 190,352 vehicles in mainland China to install water-resistant cover over ECU
    Mainland Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co has recalled 190,352 vehicles in mainland China to install water-resistant cover over electronic control unit (ECU), Xinhua reported on 10 August, citing quality watchdog State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The recall covers Tiggo 5 ...
    20-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Huayu Automotive Electric System supplies e-motor for SAIC’s Roewe R ER6 EV in mainland China
    Huayu Automotive Electric System Co., Ltd., is supplying e-motor for SAIC’s Roewe R ER6 electric vehicle (EV) in mainland China, according to a report by China PEV on 13 August. The TZ204XS1152 e-motor provides a maximum power of 184Ps. Significance: The model is equipped with a ternary lithium...
    Indian auto component industry’s turnover in FY 2019/20 declines 11.7% y/y to USD49.2 billion
    The turnover of the Indian auto component industry declined 11.7% year-over-year (y/y) to INR 3.49 trillion (USD49.2 billion) in financial year ended 31 March 2020, according to a press release by the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) on 19 August. According to the asso...
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review
    Watch an on-demand replay now AutoTechInsight Webinar: The Future of User Interface and User Experience & SID Display Week Review As OEMs continue to look for more ways to differentiate their brands from their competitors, the interior of the vehicle has become a main area of rese...
    19-Aug-2020 News Webinars
    Texas Instruments appoints Haviv Ilan as COO
    Texas Instruments has appointed Haviv Ilan as the COO and the EVP, the company said in a press release on 18 August. Ilan joined the company in 1999 and led Texas Instruments’ High-Performance Analog organization. He was also a VP of the Embedded Processing organization, leading the wirele...
    Mixel unveils new solution for automotive microcontrollers
    Mixel has announced that its patented MIPI IP solution MIPI D-PHYSM RX+ for automotive microcontrollers, a company press release read on 18 August. The MIPI D-PHY RX+ enables full-speed production testing without a full-D-PHY Universal configuration. The solution allows Mixel to achieve a reducti...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Varroc’s Q2 revenue falls 55.5% y/y to USD169.1 million
    Varroc Engineering has reported a decline of 55.5% year on year (y/y) in revenue from operations to INR12.7 billion (USD169.1 million) for the first quarter ended 30 June 2020, according to a regulatory filing on 14 August. Net loss for the quarter stood at INR2.9 billion compared with net profit of...
    Stanley Electric’s Q1 net sales down 42% y/y to USD557.3 million
    Stanley Electric reported a 42% year-on-year (y/y) slump in first quarter net sales at JPY59.95 billion (USD557.3 million), a company press release read on 27 July. Net loss for the quarter was JPY1.30 billion compared to a profit of JPY9.41 billion last year. Total sales from its automotive equi...
    Qualcomm’s Q3 revenue slumps 49.2% y/y to USD4.89 billion
    Qualcomm’s third quarter revenue fell 49.2% year on year (y/y) to USD4.89 billion, the company said in a press release on 29 July. This was due to a one-off gain last year of USD4.7 billion resulting from settlement agreements with Apple and its contract manufacturers. Net income for the quarter c...
    ROHM reports 10.8% y/y drop in Q1 net sales at USD762.1 million
    ROHM has announced a 10.8% year-on-year (y/y) fall in first quarter net sales at JPY81 billion (USD762.1 million), the company announced on 31 July. Net profit for the period rose to JPY7.25 billion from JPY5.83 billion a year earlier. Sales from its IC business fell 9.7% y/y to JPY37.24 billion ...
    Semiconductor startup SiFive raises USD60 million
    California-based semiconductor startup SiFive has raised USD60 million in its latest round of funding which included investment from SK Hynix and Saudi Aramco, a Reuters report read on 11 August. The report added that its total funding stood at over USD185 million. Existing investors including Intel...
    18-Aug-2020 News Investments
    ams records 13% y/y rise in Q2 revenues to USD460.3 million
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has reported a 13% year-on-year (y/y) increase in its revenues to USD460.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020, the company said in a press statement on 29 July. Result from operations (excluding acquisition-related and share-based compensation cost...
    General Motors recalls 5,141 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 5,141 vehicles in the United States to update a software in the vehicle’s body control module (BCM), according to a recall notice on the NHTSA website on 6 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The recall...
    18-Aug-2020 News Recalls
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    Panasonic’s Q1 net sales falls 26.4% y/y to USD12.95 billion
    Panasonic has reported a 26.4% year-on-year (y/y) fall in net sales at JPY1.39 trillion (USD12.95 billion) for the first quarter, a company press release read on 30 July. Net loss came in at JPY9.8 billion compared to a profit of JPY49.8 billion a year earlier. Sales in Panasonic’s Automotive s...
    Toshiba develops new device structure to improve reliability of SiC MOSFETs
    Toshiba has announced a new device structure that improves the reliability of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, a company press release on 30 July read. Toshiba says the Schottky barrier diodes (SBD) embedded MOSFET improves reliability over 10 times compared with Toshiba’s typical structures. The...
    17-Aug-2020 News New Products
    EV developer GLM plans to mass produce 800V converter compatible SiC system within 24 months
    Japanese electric vehicle (EV) maker GLM has announced the next phase of its development of a next-generation 800V converter compatible silicon carbide (SiC) system featuring a ROHM SiC electrical module. It will be mass-produced within the next 24 months, the company said in a press relea...
    Renesas introduces new 42V dual synchronous controllers for automotive applications
    Renesas Electronics Corp has developed a pair of new 42V dual synchronous controllers, the company said in a press release on 13 August. The controllers have a 6µA quiescent current and integrated 2A source/3A sink metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) drivers for primary power...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    HELLA’s FY 2019/20 sales decline 16.6% y/y to USD6.5 billion
    German supplier HELLA has announced results for fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 ended 31 May 2020. According to a company press release on 14 August, the company’s sales declined 16.6% year on year (y/y) to EUR5.83 billion (USD6.5 billion) and its currency and portfolio-adjusted sales declined by 14.3%...
    Lumax Industries’ Q1 revenues decline 80.6% y/y to USD10.3 million
    Lumax Industries has reported an 80.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in revenue from operations to INR780 million (USD10.3 million) for the first quarter ended 30 June 2020, according to a company press release on 12 August. Loss before tax for the period was INR534.7 million, compared with profit befo...
    Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X
    The first-generation Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X is assembled at Opel's facility in Eisenach, Germany. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 86,000 units. If you would like you...
    Mainland Chinese ADAS solution company APG selects Toshiba’s image-recognition processor
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has announced that Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic (APG) will deploy the Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image-recognition processor in its next generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). In a press release dated 11 August, T...
    Leoni’s Q2 sales down 46% y/y to USD673 million
    Leoni has posted a 46% year-on-year (y/y) fall in second quarter sales at EUR673 million, the company said in a press release on 12 August. Consolidated loss for the year expanded to EUR123 million from loss of EUR44 million a year earlier. Leoni said its business performance was significantly impac...
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