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    COVID-19 Impact Survey: Automotive Semiconductors Survey Results
    COVID-19 Impact Survey: Automotive Semiconductor Survey Results
    01-May-2020 Report E/E and Semiconductor Pinned Featured
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker
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    COVID-19 pandemic: EV charging industry wrestles with a new magnitude of underutilization
    As several countries around the world impose complete lockdowns because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, global light vehicle sales are expected to witness a fall of more than 22% year on year (y/y) in demand to 70.3 million units in 2020, according to April I...
    V2G could become a necessity in an EV-dominated landscape
    The current global electricity production of more than 26,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) just about meets the global demand. The demand is mostly from the industrial segment and the transportation segment’s contribution is negligible. However, the demand from the transportation segment is certainly goin...
    Market outlook for automotive sensors as electrification expands
    The automotive industry experienced one of its most sluggish periods over the last couple of years. Macroeconomic factors such as the US–China trade war and a weak Chinese manufacturing output led to dented consumer sentiment across most verticals, but the automotive industry bore one of the bigge...
    The battery electric vehicle: Why mass adoption is inevitable, yet elusive
    When will battery electric vehicles (BEVs) reach the tipping point and overtake the internal combustion engine (ICE) as the power source of choice? This question is already agreed by most industry observers one that defines the modern automotive era. Some industry analysts claim that retail ...
    BorgWarner looks to future-proof powertrain business with acquisition of Delphi Technologies
    The fast-paced technology developments in the automotive industry have made consolidation almost a necessity in order to keep pace with the changes, not just in the powertrain domain, but across the industry. We have witnessed a number of consolidations in the form of mergers and acquisiti...
    The challenges EV start-ups are facing
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) totaled more than 2 million units in 2018, a 63% increase from the previous year, according to the IEA’s Global EV Outlook 2019. PEVs accounted for 2% of global light-vehicle sales in 2018, which is a quantum jump from 0.3% in 2015. If recent announcements ...
    Fuel cell EV sales and attempts to spur growth in the market
    Introduction A hydrogen fuel cell can be likened to a battery that uses an electrochemical reaction to convert the chemical energy of hydrogen (fuel) and oxygen (oxidizing agent) to generate electricity. However, unlike conventional automotive batteries that store energy and must be recharged, an...
    2018 Global plug-in electric vehicle index
    Overview 2018 was a year of sustained growth for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). OEMs around the world exhibited an increased commitment towards improving their uptake, with global PEV market share increasing from 1.4% in 2017 to 2.2% in 2018 . This is backed by a 55% increase in PEV production...
    Sustainable acquisition of e-motor materials, supply chain implications
    Automakers have come under tight scrutiny in the aftermath of the Diesel Emissions Affair. Governments around the world are increasingly introducing and enforcing stringent policies and federal emission targets, which OEMs must achieve to sustain their operations. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehi...
    Can EVs sell and thrive in US state Michigan?
    Introduction Even as an increasing number of US states are transitioning towards alternative propulsion by adhering to the zero-emission zone (ZEV) mandate initiated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the majority of Michigan’s auto industry still revolves around the traditional inte...
    Potential electric vehicle markets
    Introduction Although the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is still at a nascent stage compared with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, the technology is gradually establishing itself in the mass market. The advent of EVs is expected to cause massive disruptions in the tradit...
    Is there a future for PHEVs?
    Introduction For some time now, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) have been viewed as a bridge between conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) powered vehicles and pure electric vehicles (EVs). They have witnessed sustained growth over the past five or so years as products have come t...
    Power semiconductors take center stage in vehicle electrification
    Stringent carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards worldwide, along with stricter testing regimes like Real Driving Emissions (RDE) and the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), are driving OEMs to develop higher-efficiency powertrain systems. For the goal to be achieved, engin...
    Cost analysis of electric vehicle charging stations
    Introduction An electric vehicle (EV) charging station, also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), refers to a device that connects an EV to a source of electricity. EVSE varies in type depending on the type of power supplied, the connectors as well as the charging standards adhered ...
    Fuel cell electric vehicle product review and market development
    What is fuel cell technology? Fuel cell technology combines hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity that powers the electric motor of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Unlike other electric vehicle (EV) alternatives, FCEVs’ range, and more importantly, refueling processes are comparable to...
    A review of battery manufacturing location announcements
    Introduction As alternative propulsion technologies gain greater acceptance, the demand for batteries is expected to increase. At a simplistic level, the battery may be considered as an energy storage medium for an electric vehicle (EV) in the same way as a gasoline or diesel fuel tank is in a tr...
    Vehicle side fast charging
    Introduction ‘Range anxiety’ – a term reportedly coined about two decades ago – beset electric vehicle (EV) uptake ever since the first EV was manufactured in the 1800s. This abated only recently when mass-market EVs like the Nissan LEAF and the Renault Zoe began offering over 250 kilomet...
    Hybridization Strategy – Advantages and Disadvantages
    Introduction Traditionally, the primary source of vehicle propulsion has been the internal combustion engine (ICE). While demand for alternative propulsion vehicles is growing exponentially, ICE vehicles still command the major market share. This review aims to understand the various hybridizatio...
    Electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment by US state
    Introduction The United States plays a pivotal role in advancing the uptake of alternative propulsion technologies globally. Since most of the global automotive manufacturers have a base of operation – either R&D or manufacturing or both – in the country, the US is perfectly positioned to...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 4, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month    Interiors The HSW (Heated steering wheel) sector is expected to see sustained demand owing to increasing light vehicle sales in colder climates and increased demand for electric vehicles, where th...
    Total Cost of Ownership in key EV Markets
    Introduction The increasing adoption of alternative propulsion technologies globally is driving the purchase price of EVs down. For instance, the 2010 Nissan LEAF debuted in the US with a price tag of USD32,780 – accounting for inflation and currency fluctuations, the present value of the vehic...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month    Supplier Strategy Tenneco's acquisition of Federal-Mogul is expected to result in complementary product categories, stronger customer base and greater geographical coverage for the combined compan...
    2017 Global plug-in electric vehicle index
    Overview 2017 witnessed remarkable growth in the global plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) uptake. PEVs accounted for 30.5% of all alternate propulsion vehicles produced in the year; during the same period in 2016 the PEV share was 24.9%. The increased market share is the result of a 56.6% increase i...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 2, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Thermal The demand for light vehicle engine oil cooler systems is expected to grow by around 60% between 2016 and 2023 on the back of increased fitment demand in gasoline engines. E-Mobility Electrify Am...
    Electrify America – Progress Update
    What is Electrify America?  In 2017, Volkswagen (VW) revealed plans to install fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) across the United States as part of its court settlement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the dies...
    Electric Revolution for Heavy Commercial Vehicles
    The automotive industry has witnessed several enhancements in the past few years in electric and electronic components used in various applications. These are mainly security and safety features that improve comfort of passengers. The area of vehicle access systems is of key interest to both vehicle...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    Wireless EV Charging Standardization and Regulatory Progress
    Introduction Whilst the prolific growth of electric vehicles (EVs) brings about a perpetual switch in the buying pattern of consumers, concerns over range anxiety, charging durations and a comparatively narrow choice of vehicles currently prevent the technology from becoming mainstream.  Dif...
    Hybrid Transmission Developments
    With the introduction of tighter legislative scrutiny on emission norms across various regions around the world, OEMs and suppliers are continuously developing solutions across the entire driveline. Advancement in hybrid transmissions is one such technological development domain where conventional i...
    The future of electric vehicles in India
    Introduction The automotive market in India is among the fastest-growing globally and is forecast to be the third-largest car manufacturing nation by 2025, with an annual production base of circa 8 million passenger cars. While India is forecast to become the world’s third-largest car manufactu...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 10, 2017
    News   The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Electrics & Electronics Why are manufacturing locations of wiring harnesses constantly shifting? The assembly of wiring harnesses is a labour-intensive process since they need to be assembled b...
    Second life applications for EV batteries
    Introduction Sustainable mobility solutions are essential to build a clean and efficient transportation system. IHS Markit foresees that electrification of the world’s transport system is a path towards this goal, assuming electricity will be generated from renewable sources. In a move to exped...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 9, 2017
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Thermal Tightening emission regulations and fuel efficiency standards will drive global demand for cooled EGR systems. Chassis Reinventing the tire; While technological leaps buoyed by demand for autonom...
    Could Norway’s EV market now sustain itself without subsidy?
    Introduction Norway’s tryst with alternative propulsion commenced in the 1990s when it initiated tax incentives and subsidies to promote the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). Since then, Norway has witnessed prolific growth in EV sales to the extent that it has the highest per capita number of...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 8, 2017
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Autonomous We are gradually coming to terms with the real-time requirements of this complex technology in order to make fully functioning self-driving cars a reality We are gradually coming to terms with the r...
    Growth trends in the Chinese PEV sector
    Introduction China is the latest country to be in the increasing list of nations that publicly state their intention to phase out fossil fuel–powered vehicles from their roads. While the environmental perspective is the dominant driver of this move, necessitated by China’s commitment to lead ...
    IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 – E-mobility Insights
    Introduction The Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 (IAA 2017), which took place between 14th – 24th September, was awash with new concepts and prototypes ranging from small, city-drive electric cars to exotic, high-performance alternative powertrain supercars. Whilst OEMs exhibited their technical capa...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 7, 2017
    In this month's issue: NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month THERMAL Global OE demand for thermal expansion valves is expected to rise 10% between 2016 and 2020. We take a look at the growing thermal expansion valve market INTERIOR From b...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 6, 2017
    In this month's issue: NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month POWERTRAIN ANBS combines Nissin Kogyo’s foundation brakes and Autoliv’s expertise in passive safety electronics and ADAS to test waters in autonomous driving THERMAL Analysi...
    Plug-in vehicle index – 2017 outlook
    The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Index looks to track regional uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and ranks the country market share of PEV registrations in a given quarter. A PEV is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity. Broadly, a PEV consists of batte...
    Understanding EV range anxiety
    Defining range anxiety Electric vehicles (EVs) have been beset by range anxiety ever since the first EV was built in the mid-1800s. Capable of travelling a maximum distance of only 20 miles, the electric car was quickly replaced by internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, which were faster and ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 5, 2017
    THERMAL Modern light vehicle AC condensers are air cooled, multiflow type with integrated receiver-driers CHASSIS While integrated brake systems are still niche in vehicles, suppliers such as Continental and ZF are expected to broaden the market in the future as automakers integrate more AD...
    Current automotive battery technologies and future trends
    Sustainable mobility solutions are essential to build a clean and efficient transportation system. IHS Markit foresees that electrification of the world’s transport system is a path towards this goal, assuming generation of electricity from renewable sources. With a strong support from global auto...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 4, 2017
    In this month's issue... NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month INTERIORS Recent moves hint at a major strategy change in how market participants seek to grow their business in the long run SERVICES, SOFTWARE & APPS Virtual personal as...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2017
    NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month.    SOFTWARE On March 13, 2017 Intel announced its acquisition of Mobileye, perhaps the most significant M&A event to date in the autonomous driving sector with significant impact over the next d...
    U.S. EV sales facing headwinds under the new administration
    The United States of America enjoys the moniker of being the most technologically powerful economy in the world and with its strong hold in world affairs, it is also unquestionably a major influencer in global policy making. In terms of automotive production, the United States is the second largest ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 2, 2017
    In this month's issue: News   The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Infotainment Autonomous vehicles and mobility will not only revolutionize the way people get around, they will also revolutionize the automotive industry. Interiors ...
    Global plug-in electric vehicle incentives and their impact on e-mobility
    E-mobility continues to garner attention from governments, automakers and technology suppliers alike and the importance of this segment of the wider transportation industry continues to expand. Whilst the success of electric vehicles (EVs) used to be the primary prerogative of automakers and associa...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2017
    In this issue: News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Powertrain Torque vectoring technology is increasingly seen in high-performance vehicles; however, it is expected to eventually make its way to mass market vehicles, albeit slowly, with incre...
    The impact of technology companies in the EV space
    The rapidly growing market for electric vehicles (EVs) and the potential revenue they offer has seen an increasing number of manufacturers enter this fledging market. Some of these manufacturers are established automotive OEMs, whilst others are technology-focused new entrants looking to capitalize ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 10, 2016
    In this issue: News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility Supporting government initiatives and technological advancements will make EVs indispensable to the future of mobility Electronics Electronic Park Brakes are expected to feat...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 9, 2016
    In this issue: News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Interiors China to provide strongest growth in seating systems market in the next five years Interview As Honda of the UK celebrates its 30th anniversary, the plant has also marked star...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 8, 2016
    In this issue: US releases guidelines on “highly automated vehicles” Vast majority of car lighting applications are prime candidates for OLED use Suppliers to the new Porsche Panamera Brake caliper market trends Increased supplier concentration in HVAC Mo...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 7, 2016
    In this issue: China’s brake manufacturers target specific vehicle segments. Rising concern over safety to propel airbag demand in India; Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008; Central Body Control Module Market Trends The latest supplier investments, joint-ven...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 6, 2016
    In this issue: Suppliers to the new Audi A5; Damping control technology development; Finding the right refrigerant; The evolution of automotive software The latest supplier investments, joint-ventures, M&A, and management changes
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 6, 2016)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Eberspächer Manufacturing plant of Paul Rauschert Steinbach Thermal Eberspächer has acquired a manufacturing plant operated by Paul Rauschert St...
    Management Changes (Issue 6, 2016)
    Akebono has appointed Wilm Uhlenbecker as chairman of Akebono Brake Mexico.  esides the new role, Uhlenbecker will continue his responsibilities as managing executive officer and president and CEO of Akebono Brake Corporation. Apple has hired Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s auto...
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    Issue 10, 2014
    Could new suppliers shake up the seating systems market? Interview: Andreas Maashoff, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating Suppliers to the VW Passat and Renault Twingo cutaway Mexico’s resurgence continues       &nbs...
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    Issue 9, 2013
      Noise, vibration and harshness developments; The South Korean automotive supply base; Suppliers to the new BMW X5; Battery technologies; Who Valeo Supplies; All the latest supplier investments, joint ventures, ...
    Issue 8, 2013
    The ASEAN Automotive supply base; Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz CLA-Class; Turbocharger technologies; A look at Jaguar's purchasing  department; Who Delphi Supplies; All the latest supplier investments, joint ventures, M&A activity and management changes
    Issue 6, 2013
    European automakers look to tech innovations Fuel cells: the future of alternative powertrains? Automakers and suppliers split over setting up in Mexico Suppliers to the new Ford Kuga The 25 top suppliers in the world Who Schaeffler Supplies ...
    Issue 5, 2013
      Recovering energy from the exhaust How mirrors are being used with cameras to see more of the road Suppliers to the new BMW X5 Interview with Ernie DeVincent - Vice President, Product Development at Getrag Corporation and Global Platform Director, DCT250/...
    Issue 4, 2013
      Issue 4, 2013 US suppliers struggle through their first quarter But is Europe entirely to blame?; How the UK’s supplier base can be improved; Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Type; Speech, touch, gestures: the new ways drivers will interact with their carss; ...
    Issue 3, 2013
    Issue 3 includes:   China’s shifting automotive scene; Quoros search for an original look; Suppliers to the new GMC Sierra; Valeo generates interest in its superchargers; The key drivers in the next generation of automotive steering systems; Supplier ...
    Issue 1, 2013
    Issue 1 Includes: Lower tier suppliers struggle in North America The state of the Japanese automotive supply base A profile of TRW and its recent activity, and recent models it supplies to Suppliers to the new Toyota Avalon Automotive magnets in hybrid engines A...
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    Issue 9, 2012
    The new look IHS SupplierBusiness Analysis Issue 9 Includes: In depth interviews from the Paris Motor Show. Battery Wars A profile of Denso and its recent activity, and recent models it supplies to Suppliers to the new C-Max Hybrid A look at Mexico's supply base ...
    Issue 8, 2012
    The new look IHS SupplierBusiness Analysis, with feature reports into developing sectors, interviews with key executives and engineers, a look at emerging regions and a roundup of all the developments in the automotive supply sector. Issue 8 Includes: What is the health of the North Amer...
    Issue 7, 2012
    Issue 7 Includes: Top 25 Suppliers in 2011-12: How the automotive supply base fared last year, including who is the biggest supplier in the world right now. China’s suppliers reboot their global strategies Hyundai's Supplier Selection - Where the automaker focuses its attention...
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    IHS SupplierBusiness Analysis - Issue 5, 2012 You can also upgrade your subscription to include a physical copy delivered to you for a mere €65 extra a year. For further information, please contact Sarah Graham at sarah.graham@ihs.com Issue 5 Includes:   A Profile...
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