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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Röhm supplies illuminated air vents to Spanish carmaker SEAT for Ibiza and Arona models
    Methacrylate company Röhm has announced that the company supplied its Plexiglas illuminated air vents for the SEAT Ibiza and Arona models, according to a press release published by Röhm on 21 June. The illuminated air vents are made from Röhm’s light scattering Plexiglas molding compound. Th...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Illuminated exterior: Grille and logo illumination gaining momentum from evolving vehicle designs
    Automotive exterior lighting apart from headlamps is experiencing a rapid transformation owing to brand identity and personalization. Automakers and manufacturers are exploring light-emitting diode (LED) light sources and related optics, unlocking new opportunities for vehicle exterior illumination ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Marelli Automotive Lighting supplies LED headlights to all-electric Nio ET7
    Marelli Automotive Lighting has announced that the company is supplying LED headlights to NIO’s ET7, according to a press release published by the lighting supplier on 9 June. The lighting unit on the ET7 is equipped with integrated low and high beam headlights along with the exquisite ‘doubl...
    Inventronics to acquire ams OSRAM’s Digital Systems business in Europe, Asia
    Hangzhou-based Inventronics has announced via press release on 15 June that it concluded an agreement to acquire ams OSRAM’s Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia.   Dr. Gernot Steinlesberger, Head of OSRAM Digital Systems Europe and Asia, said, “We look forward to joining the Inve...
    Taiwan-based lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics expects 70% growth rate in 2023, 2024
    LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has announced that the company expects new orders and the arrival of its new plant in the United States to deliver revenue growth of over 70% in 2023 and 2024, DigiTimes reported on 16 June. Fanny Huang, president of EOI, said,...
    Pricol appoints Priyadarsi Bastia as CFO
    Pricol has announced the appointment of Priyadarsi Bastia as chief financial officer, Autocar Professional reported on 15 June. Significance: Priyadarsi Bastia carries 22 years of corporate experience in finance, accounting, taxation, treasury, product costing, budgeting, pricing, process control...
    Hongbright, Intron Technology, and Polycontact join ISELED Alliance
    Intelligent Smart Embedded LED (ISELED) has announced that Hongbright, Intron Technology, and Polycontact have joined the lighting industry alliance, according to a press release published by ISELED on 14 June. The open industry alliance currently consists of 42 companies. Robert Kraus, CEO, Inov...
    Integrated Silicon Solution introduces LED driver IC for in-vehicle lighting applications
    Integrated Silicon Solution has introduced the IS32LT3175 LED driver integrated circuit (IC) for automotive in-cabin lighting, LED Inside reported on 6 June. It integrates a single channel LED driver with a programmable 150mA current source, push-button control, courtesy signal input, and integ...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Hopium unveils hydrogen powered Machina Vision concept car’s interior
    French manufacturer of high-end hydrogen-powered sedans Hopium has unveiled Machina Vision concept car’s interior details, according to a press release published by the automaker on 14 June. Significance: The Machina Vision concept provides pillar-to-pillar display offering a digital landscape ...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Grupo Antolin unveils interior and exterior functional lighting solutions
    Grupo Antolin has unveiled lighting solutions for German automaker’s BMW all-electric iX, according to a press release published by the Spanish supplier on 8 June. The lighting system includes both internal and external interactive lighting that also doubles as a warning on vehicle’s exterior. ...
    Researchers from Korea Photonics Technology Institute commercialize laser, LED headlights
    South Korean researchers from the Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI) have developed in-house laser LED hybrid headlamps capable of reaching a maximum beam of 600 m in the form of a 3-watt laser diode (LD) combined with an LED headlamp, Kurdo reported on 12 June. Kwang-hyeon Jeong, ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Hyundai Mobis to showcase new technologies at Tech Show in France
    Hyundai Mobis, the technology arm of the Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will introduce 27 new technologies at the Tech Show between 14 and 15 June to be held at JP Beltoise Circuit, a racing track in France, according to a press release published by the Korean supplier on 9 June. Axel ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Avery Dennison Performance expands automotive electronics portfolio
    Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has announced a new automotive electronics portfolio for OEMs and suppliers that consists of integrated products for the interior and exterior vehicle applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), user experience, lighting, and safety, it said in a ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    COVID-19: Taiwan-based Laster Tech resumes 90% lighting module production in mainland China
    Laster Tech has announced that it resumed 90% production of LED lighting modules at its manufacturing facility in Shanghai, mainland China, Digi Times reported on 10 June. The plant had earlier scaled down production citing COVID-19 regulations and lockdowns in mainland China. According to the re...
    10-Jun-2022 News COVID-19
    Volkswagen reveals interiors of all-electric ID.Buzz
    Volkswagen (VW) has revealed the interiors of the all-new ID.Buzz electric vehicle (EV) including a fully digital operating cabin and innovative features, according to a press release published by the German automaker on 8 June. Jozef Kabaň, head of Volkswagen Design, said, “We have developed ...
    Toyoda Gosei outlines ‘three pillar’ strategy to strengthen business areas
    Japanese automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has announced its ‘three-pillared’ medium-to-long term business plan which involves innovation in products and manufacturing as well as targeting 'strategic growth areas', according to a financial report by the company on 28 April.     ...
    Grupo Antolin reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD1.09 billion, down 8.82% y/y
    Grupo Antolin has reported first quarter net sales at EUR981 million (USD1.09 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 8.82% compared to EUR1.07 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 30 May. Operating income was r...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 06 June 2022
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    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s study reveals high-frequency hazard lighting provides increased safety
    A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has revealed that more sharp and visible hazard lighting improved advanced warning to oncoming drivers, enabling quicker driver responses to prevent crashes, it said in a press release on 1 June. The study was commissioned by the...
    Magna unveils interactive rear lighting on thermoplastic liftgate
    Magna has unveiled its innovative exterior rear lighting on thermoplastic liftgates, known as ‘Litgate,’ according to a press release published by the company on 2 June. The interactive lighting is only visible when it is lit. Grahame Burrow, global president of Magna Exteriors, said, ...
    03-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tata Motors acquires Ford’s Sanand factory in Gujarat, India to expand production
    Indian automaker Tata Motors’ subsidiary Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEML) has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL) and the Government of Gujarat for acquiring the latter’s passenger vehicle manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat, news p...
    New Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck features digital LED matrix headlights as standard
    Volkswagen’s new premium pickup truck Amarok features LED matrix high-impact light graphic headlights as standard to enhance driving at night or low-lit conditions, Carmudi reported on 30 May. The innovative matrix headlights offer active dipping full-beam and the static cornering lights. Volks...
    Mahindra earmarks capex of USD1.5 billion for automotive business, EVs
    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) plans to incur a capital expenditure of INR154 billion (close to USD2 billion) in its farm equipment, automotive, and electric vehicle businesses during 2022–24 period, news publication Business Standard reported on 31 May 2022. The report furth...
    Stellantis to manufacture large vans for Toyota in Italy, Poland factories
    Expanding their existing partnership in Europe, Stellantis N.V. and Toyota Motor Europe N.V. announced on 30 May 2022 that the Italian-American carmaker will manufacture large commercial vans including a battery electric version for the Japanese automaker. While these vans will be produced by Stella...
    31-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 30 May 2022
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    ZKW to invest USD102 million on plant expansion in Mexico
    ZKW Group has announced that the company commenced construction of USD102 million expansion project in its Silao plant in Guanajuato, Mexcio, according to a press release published by State Government of Guanajuato on 20 May. The development marks the third extension to increase production of headli...
    25-May-2022 News Investments
    HELLA introduces slim light ambient vehicle lighting system
    HELLA, a Forvia company has introduced smart ambient solutions, slim light system for integrated in-vehicle lighting, according to a press release published by HELLA on 24 May. The new ambient lighting system can be embedded between several interior trim layers. Yves Andres, responsible for the B...
    25-May-2022 News New Products
    Yeolight Technology to construct new OLED lighting production facility in China
    China-based OLED lighting developer Yeolight Technology has announced the construction of a new CNY2 billion (USD298.58 million) 4.5-generation OLED lighting fab in Huaibei City, Anhui Province, mainland China, reported QQ on 23 May. Significance: Yeolight Technology’s investment comes at a tim...
    24-May-2022 News Investments
    Excellence Optoelectronics reschedules volume production to Q4 2022 citing supply chain shortage
    Taiwan-based LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has announced that the company rescheduled its volume production at its new plant in Michigan, US to the fourth quarter of 2022, instead of the second quarter of 2022 due to supply chain disruption from COVI...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 23 May 2022
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    Infineon introduces dual-channel DC-DC controller for full LED headlights
    Germany-based semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies has announced that it has expanded the LITIX Power family with the dual-channel, stand-alone DC-DC controller, according to a press release on 18 May 2022. The controller is the first device to be capable of driving a complete LED hea...
    20-May-2022 News New Products
    ZKW Group appoints Dr. Wilhelm Steger as CEO
    Austria-based ZKW Group has appointed Dr. Wilhelm Steger as the new CEO, according to a press release published by the company on 18 May.  Dr. Steger until recently served as a senior management consultant in the automotive industry and in the private equity business area.   Dr. Steger,...
    Ichikoh reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD260.59 million, down 8.52% y/y
    Ichikoh has reported first quarter net sales at JPY31.78 billion (USD260.59 million) with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 8.52% compared to JPY34.74 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 12 May. Operating income was re...
    Grupo Antolin appoints Ramón Sotomayor as CEO
    Grupo Antolin has announced that it appointed Ramón Sotomayor Jauregui as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), according to a press release published by the company on 17 May. Sotomayor, has been tasked with updating the company's business plan to establish the group as a global provider of techn...
    New Audi A8 features digital matrix LED headlights with new functions
    Audi has launched the new A8 with systematic light digitization featuring new functions that include advanced traffic information, a lane light with direction indicator lights on highways, and an orientation light on country roads, according to a press release published by the German automaker on 16...
    17-May-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 16 May 2022
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    Plastic Omnium targets economic revenue to over USD15.80 billion by 2030
    France-based Plastic Omnium has announced a strategic growth plan to increase revenue to over EUR11 billion (USD11.59 billion) in 2025 and above EUR15 billion by 2030, according to a press release published by the company on 12 May. New expansion and growth plan will support the French suppliers’ ...
    Stellantis appoints Maxime Picat as head of purchasing and supply chain
    Stellantis has appointed Maxime Picat as its new Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, it said in a press release on 11 May. Maxime Picat’s appointment comes at a vital time when the automotive industry is going through a rapid transformation. His analytical skills and trusted relations with ...
    Dow develops liquid silicone rubber for ADB headlight guides
    US materials company Dow has announced that the company developed SILASTIC MS-5002 Moldable Silicone, a specialized liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that offers very low mold fouling for quicker cycle times and high-quality optics in automotive adaptive driving beam (ADB) light guides, according to a pr...
    12-May-2022 News New Products
    Suppliers to the 2022 Honda Civic
      The 2022 Honda Civic Hatch is assembled at the Greensburg Assembly plant in United States .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 93,700  units in 2023. 
    Display technologies startup Azumo raises USD30 million
    Azumo has raised USD30 million in new financing round led by venture capital firm Anzu Partners with additional funding from SABIC Ventures, VectoIQ, Dipalo Ventures, and Energy Foundry, it said in a press release on 10 May. The cash injection will help expand its international presence and increase...
    11-May-2022 News Investments
    Demand for laser headlights will grow strongly over next five years
    Lasers are used to complement LED high beams, which helps in increasing the range of headlights by up to 50%. That is why many premium OEMs are equipping laser diode headlights in their higher trim as an optional or standard feature. This article looks at the major factors that will drive demand ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 9 May 2022
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    ams OSRAM reports Q1 2022 revenue at USD1.31 billion, down 3% y/y
    ams OSRAM has reported first-quarter net sales at EUR1.25 billion (USD1.31 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 3% compared with EUR1.28 billion in the first quarter of 2021, according to a filing by the company on 3 May 2022. Operating income was down 12% y/y to EUR126 million, compa...
    Plastic Omnium reports Q1 2022 revenue at USD2.08 billion, down 4.7% y/y
    Plastic Omnium has reported first quarter 2022 revenue at EUR1.89 billion (USD2.08 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 4.7% compared with EUR1.98 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended, according to a filing by the company on 27 April. Plastic Omnium’s Indust...
    Plastic Omnium acquires Varroc’s automotive lighting business
    Plastic Omnium has acquired Varroc’s automotive lighting business, Varroc Lighting Systems (VLS) for EUR600 million (USD635.43 million), according to a press release published by Plastic Omnium on 29 April. The transaction includes 100% ownership of VLS’ companies in Europe, Americas, and Nor...
    Magna reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD9.64 billion, down 5.27% y/y
    Magna has reported first quarter net sales at USD9.64 billion with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 5.27% compared to USD10.17 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 29 April. Operating income for the first quarter was d...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 2 May 2022
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    Grupo Antolin reports FY 2021 net sales at USD4.48 billion, up 2% y/y
    Grupo Antolin has reported a 2% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net sales for FY 2021 at EUR4.05 billion (USD4.48 billion) compared to EUR3.97 billion in 2020 for the full year ended 31 March 2022 according to a press release published by the company on 26 April. Operating income for the year was rep...
    Dow reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD15.26 billion, up 28% y/y
    Dow has reported first quarter net sales at USD15.26 billion with a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 28% compared to USD11.88 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 21 April. Operating income for the first quarter was up 5...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 25 April 2022
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    Mitsubishi Electric introduces ‘Inca Jay’ digital cockpit demonstrating advanced safety technologies
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a new digital cockpit, Inca Jay, integrated with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), cabin safety, and enhanced user experience (UX) for infotainment purposes, according to a press release by BusinessWire on 21 April. The Inca Jay smart cockpit...
    22-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Shanghai lockdown creates new supply chain concerns for OEMs
    A dramatic surge in new COVID-19 infections and the breakout of a new sub-strain of the Omicron variant forced the mainland Chinese government to impose a full-scale lockdown in the country’s financial hub, Shanghai, from early April. Shanghai is a major automotive component manufacturing hub as w...
    ZKW supplies intelligent headlight for all-new Range Rover SUV
    Austrian lighting expert ZKW has announced that the company supplied “Digital Light Processing” (DLP) LED headlights to all-new Range Rover sport utility vehicle (SUV), according to a press release published by ZKW on 20 April. ZKW through an innovative three step component injection molding ...
    21-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Russia–Ukraine conflict: Henkel plans to exit business activities in Russia
    Germany-based global supplier of adhesive technologies Henkel AG announced on 19 April 2022 that the company plans to exit its business activities in Russia as a result of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. “Against the background of the current developments of the war in Ukraine, Henkel has decid...
    Ledlink expands automotive LED lighting lens production in China
    Ledlink Optics announced that the company is expanding its secondary optical lenses production capacity at its existing facility in eastern China, DigiTimes reported on 15 April. The plant expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.   Secondary optical lenses used in LED automo...
    India-based Varroc Engineering plans to sell global lighting business
    Auto component maker Varroc Engineering is in talks to sell its global lighting business Varroc Lighting System (VLS) to a major European component maker, The Economic times reported on 19 April. Significance: Varroc has brought on board a European investment bank based in Paris a few months ago ...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado
    The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is assembled at the Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 84360  units in 2023. 
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 18 April 2022
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    Acquisition of AMLS provides Plastic Omnium with a new dimension for growth
    On 25 March, Plastic Omnium announced the acquisition of Automotive Lighting Systems GmbH (AMLS), formerly a joint venture between ams Osram Group and Germany’s Continental. Plastic Omnium (EPA:POM market capitalization USD2.30 billion as on 12 April 2022) acquired 100% of ams Osram’s AMLS (SWX:...
    Marelli Automotive Lighting supplies headlight, rear light for Citroen DS4
    Marelli Automotive Lighting has announced that the company is supplying matrix LED vison headlights and 3D rear lights to Citroen DS4, according to a press release published by the lighting supplier on 7 April. DS4’s lighting is based on the design philosophy “see and be seen”. The new ligh...
    15-Apr-2022 News New Products
    US automotive supply chain stressed as truck drivers block Texas-Mexico border crossings
    In the context of the ongoing blockage by the truck drivers at the US-Mexico border, a recent note published on its website by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) said that the situation is critical for North American automotive component suppliers and that the protest can disrupt th...
    HELLA supplies illuminated radiator grille for ŠKODA Enyaq iV electric SUV
    HELLA has developed a lighting package with front grille illumination “Crystal Face” emphasizing dynamic illumination on the ŠKODA Enyaq iV electric sport utility vehicle's (SUV’s) radiator grille, according to a press release published by the automotive supplier on 13 April. The illu...
    Indian supplier Motherson Group in talks to acquire Marelli
    Indian automotive component supplier Motherson Group is in advanced talks to acquire the Italian auto parts supplier Marelli, according to a news report filed by ET Auto on 12 April 2022, citing people aware of the matter. The deal is likely to be announced by end-May or early June 2022, the repo...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 11 April 2022
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    Dow invests in South Korean facility to develop moldable optical silicone technologies
    US materials company Dow announced that the company has invested at Jincheon site in South Korea to accelerate the development of moldable optical silicone technologies for automotive and other industrial lighting applications, according to a press release published by the materials company on 30 Ma...
    11-Apr-2022 News Investments
    India-based supplier Lumax says order book grows fourfold compared to pre-COVID-19
    Lumax Group said the company’s greenfield electronics plant in Bawal, Haryana, India has achieved strong growth growing four times when compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, the Economic Times reported on 9 April. The facility began commercial production in January 2022, the auto component supplier ...
    HELLA's sales up 0.2% y/y to USD5.24 billion in first nine months of FY 2021–22
    Global automotive supplier HELLA has reported a 0.2% year-on-year (y/y) increase in sales growth over the first nine months for FY 2021–22 at EUR4.6 billion (USD5.24 billion), according to a press release by published by HELLA on 7 April. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came in ...
    Mercedes-Benz recalls over 9,156 S-class, EQS models in US due to faulty rear lights
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 9,156 S-Class and EQS-Class models in US over concerns that a software bug will disable much of the vehicle's rear lighting, CNET reported on 28 March. Significance: The affected Mercedes-Benz S-Class, EQS-Class include MY 2021 and MY 2022 models. The software...
    06-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    GM recalls 740,000 SUVs in US over headlight glare issue
    General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the US due to headlight beams that can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers, The Associated Press reported on 22 March. The announcement comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rejected a request fro...
    06-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    ams OSRAM outlines strategy to strengthen optical solutions business
    Lighting solutions specialist ams OSRAM announced the company’s strategy, expansion outlook to strengthen its footprint in the optical solutions business, according to a press release published by ams OSRAM at its Capital Markets Day (CMD) on 4 April. The CMD will provide investors and stakehol...
    Hyundai Mobis unveils UTILe future bumper concept
    Hyundai Mobis unveiled its intuitive future bumper concept United, Transformed, Interactive, Lighting (UTILe) to increase user experiences, Hyundai Motor Group reported on 28 March. The bumper design and construction is primarily for use in electric vehicle (EV) and autonomous vehicles.   ...
    06-Apr-2022 News New Products
    OLEDWorks supplies digital OLED taillights for updated Audi A8
    OLEDWorks announced that the company is supplying digital organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting to the new Audi A8, according to a press release published by OLEDWorks on 4 April. Digital OLED rear lighting is a standard feature on the updated A8 offering customers up to four different light ...
    Minda Industries expects India’s PLI scheme to accelerate its capex for FY 2023
    The Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India, has selected Minda Industries for incentives under its production linked incentive (PLI) scheme, Autocar Professional reported on 4 April. The Indian supplier expects to accelerate the company’s planned capex of INR6 billion (USD79.1 million) ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 4 April 2022
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    Seoul Semiconductor to showcase innovative lighting solutions at ISAL 2022 exhibition in Germany
    Seoul Semiconductor will showcase its innovative solutions for automotive lighting with a focus on interior and exterior lighting at the 2022 International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL) in Germany, according to a press release published by Seoul Semiconductor on 1 April. The compan...
    01-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Panasonic commercializes varistors used for protecting automotive ECUs
    Panasonic has announced the commercialization of ZNR (voltage-dependent ceramic resistor) varistors (variable resistor), according to a press release published by the company on 25 March. The high energy ZNR varistors protect automotive electronic control units (ECU) from load dump surges. Panaso...
    31-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Toyoda Gosei supplies LED illuminated logo to Nissan Motor’s Ariya crossover EV
    Toyoda Gosei has developed an LED emblem to light up Nissan Ariya crossover’s front end, according to a press release published by the Japanese supplier on 30 March. The new illuminated emblem is built from transparent and light-dispersing materials.    Significance: An increasin...
    31-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Lighting companies look to capitalize on industry megatrends through M&As and partnerships
    Suppliers are taking the merger and acquisition (M&A) route to realign their product portfolio, boost their research and development capabilities, and expand their market reach to be better prepared to respond to any disruptions in the market driven by fast-evolving technology trends. This artic...
    Lotus unveils all-electric SUV with active front grille, sustainable interior materials
    Sportscar maker Lotus has unveiled all-electric Eletre sport utility vehicle (SUV) with active front grille, lightweight and ultra-premium interior materials to reflects the automaker’s sustainable approach, according to a press release published by Lotus on 29 March. Qingfeng Feng, CEO, Group ...
    30-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Plastic Omnium to acquire ams Osram's automotive lighting business
    Plastic Omnium has announced the acquisition of lighting specialist ams Osram’s Automotive Lighting Systems GmbH (AMLS) business unit for EUR65 million (USD71.39 million), according to a press release published by ams Osram on 25 March. ams Osram will continue to supply automotive light emittin...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Supplier plant downtime tracker
    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted production at several supplier facilities, forcing them to announce production suspensions or shifts of production operations to other sites. Tier-1 suppliers such as Leoni, Gentherm, Aptiv, Kostal, Kroschu, Fujikura, Sumitomo Electric, Nexans, Yazaki, a...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 28 March 2022
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    Laster Tech to expand LED lighting module production in Taiwan
    Automotive lighting module supplier Laster Tech has announced that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Northern Taiwan, DigiTimes Asia reported on 25 March. The additional capacity is expected to come into operation at the earliest in third quarter 2022. The supplier produces light-emitt...
    25-Mar-2022 News Investments
    HELLA develops new front-end panels for electric vehicles
    Lighting and electrical specialist HELLA has developed a front-end panel concept for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release published by the automotive supplier on 24 March. The front-end panels are designed to integrate lighting technologies and advanced driver-assistance system...
    25-Mar-2022 News New Products
    ZKW to develop carbon-neutral electrical components for Swedish EV maker Polestar
    Lighting specialist ZKW will develop electronic and electrical components for Swedish premium electric vehicle (EV) company Polestar, according to a press release published by ZKW on 21 March. The project explores integration of different technologies and high-performance materials along wit...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: French carmaker Renault suspends operations in Moscow
    French carmaker Renault Group said on 23 March 2022 that its Board of Directors met on 23 March and have approved suspension of all activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow with immediate effect. The decision comes after Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy called out Renault during his 20...
    Marelli Automotive Lighting supplies digital LED headlights to Mercedes-Benz EQS
    Marelli Automotive Lighting announced that the company is supplying full LED and digital LED headlights to the new Mercedes-Benz EQS, according to a press release published by the lighting company on 28 February. Significance: Marelli Automotive Lighting highlights a narrow long light strip ...
    Marelli Automotive Lighting supplies 3D shaped rear lamps to BMW 2 series
    Marelli Automotive Lighting announced that the company is supplying 3D shaped full light emitting diode (LED) rear lamps for the BMW 2 series, according to a press release published by the lighting company on 17 March. Significance: The rear lamp incorporates construction inspired by “all-in”...
    BMW to premiere 7 series and i7 with updated interior features
    BMW has revealed details of the new 7 series in the group’s annual conference ahead of the official premiere, according to a press release by the automaker on 16 March. BMW is expected to launch both i7 and 7series in April 2022. Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Deve...
    23-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Audi unveils A6 Avant e-tron concept with digital lights, projectors
    Audi has unveiled the A6 Avant e-tron with digital and projector lighting technology, according to a press release published by the German automaker on 17 March. The model will debut in March 2022. The Avant A6 e-tron exterior enables seamless design language and appears monolithic. The projection a...
    23-Mar-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 21 March 2022
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    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 14 March 2022
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    Hella Saturnus to invest USD117.7 million to setup new logistics facility in Slovenia
    HELLA announced that the company will invest EUR107.7 million (USD117.75 million) to setup a new logistical center in Slovenia, according to a press release published by InvestSlovenia on 6 March. According to working documents, the government is expected to subsidize it with EUR5.42 million in 2022...
    08-Mar-2022 News Investments
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Shortage of several critical parts leaving German OEMs exposed
    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted production at several supplier facilities, forcing them to announce temporary production suspensions or shifts of production operations to other sites, opening another front for carmakers scrambling to stabilize their production output in light of the on...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 7 March 2022
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    Grupo Antolin and ams Osram AMLS partner to develop digital projection systems for vehicle interior
    Grupo Antolin and ams Osram Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) partner to develop and innovate digital projection systems on vehicle interior such as headliner substrate, according to a press release published by Grupo Antolin on 1 March. The projection technology will provide occupants with numerou...
    LUXIT Group appoints Stephan Marin to VP of company’s tier-2 business unit
    LUXIT Group announced the appointment of Stephan Marin as Vice President for the company’s Tier 2 business division, according to a press release published by LUXIT Group on 1 March.     Stephane Vedie, CEO of LUXIT Group, said, "Stephan Marin joins us with a wealth of global exe...
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