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    Ford recalls 72,718 vehicles in US to fix problem with inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights
    Ford is recalling 72,718 vehicles in the United States to fix a problem with the inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Ranger truck...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    New Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé features full-LED headlamps as standard
    The new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé features full-LED headlamps as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 December. The model's ambient lighting illuminates the dashboard, with optical fibers running through the entire cockpit. For certain assemblies, the body shell of the new G...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Skoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala, Kamiq and Karoq models
    Škoda offers optional full LED headlights with adaptive functions in Scala and Kamiq as well as Karoq models, the automaker said in a press release on 3 December. The Scala, Kamiq and Karoq also offer LED headlights as well as LED tail lights and brake lights. The automaker said that the interactiv...
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    New Opel Insignia features adaptive IntelliLux LED headlamps
    Opel’s new Insignia features new adaptive IntelliLux LED headlamps, the German automaker announced in a press release on 4 December. The new extremely slim IntelliLux LED pixel light is equipped with 84 LED elements per headlamp. According to Opel, these new headlamps react faster, with more preci...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Melexis unveils LED controller for automotive ambient lighting
    Melexis has developed the new generation of its LIN RGB(W) LED controller, the MLX81113, the company said in a press release on 3 December. It will add to the company’s RGB LED based automotive ambient lighting portfolio. The MLX81113 has system-on-chip (SoC) capabilities, featuring the MLX16 F...
    04-Dec-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    Grupo Antolin’s nine-month 2019 sales decline 1.4% y/y to USD4.2 billion
    Grupo Antolin’s sales declined 1.4% year on year (y/y) to EUR3.85 billion (USD4.2 billion) in the nine-month period ended 30 September 2019, the Spain-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 28 November. Sales reached EUR1.93 billion in Europe, Grupo Antolin’s biggest market. The co...
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS Matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s new RS Q8 features RS matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 27 November. Customers can choose from two different LED headlight configurations. The optionally tinted RS Matrix LED headlights have a three-dimensional daytime running lights (DRLs) signature with ...
    OSRAM to introduce new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show
    OSRAM will introduce its new LED rear lighting at the Essen Motor Show 2019, scheduled to be held from 30 November to 8 December, according to a company press release on 28 November. At the show, the German company will showcase front and rear lighting LED solutions. The company has develope...
    Prospects of laser light technology in vehicles
    Presently, laser lights are mainly used for high-beam applications in conjunction with some other lighting technologies, usually LEDs, to cater for low-beam operation. The technology is quite expensive, so the segment is currently quite niche; laser technology can only be seen in premium vehicles an...
    Toyota recalls 683 vehicles in Australia over issue with hazard lamps
    Toyota has issued a recall of 683 vehicles in Australia to fix an issue with hazard lamps, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 27 November. The recall affects model year (MY) 2017-2019 Toyota Coaster XZB70 vehicles. Significance: The ACCC no...
    28-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features digital matrix LED headlights
    Audi’s e-tron Sportback features innovative digital matrix LED headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 November. “Its digital matrix LED headlights are a new feature now available for the first time in a mass-production vehicle,” Audi said in a statement. Market introducti...
    Minda Corp’s Q2 net profit down 27.5% y/y to USD5 million
    Minda Corporation has reported a 27.5% year-on-year (y/y) decrease in net profit to INR355.1 million (USD5 million) for the second ended 30 September 2019, according to a regulatory filing on 6 November. The company recorded 35.8% y/y decline in profit before taxes (PBT) to INR421.3 million. Minda C...
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
    Ford recalls 5,546 vehicles in Canada over issue with taillight
    Ford is recalling 5,546 vehicles in Canada over an issue with taillights, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 Ford Ranger trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connector for the taillights may not be ...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 78,000 MY2019 Ranger vehicles in US, Canada to fix glitch in tail lamp
    Ford is recalling 78,264 units of model year (MY) 2019 Ranger pickup truck to fix an issue in their tail lamp, the automaker said in a press release on 25 November. The recall affects 72,718 vehicles in the United States and 5, 546 vehicles in Canada. The affected vehicles were built at Ford’s Mic...
    26-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 25 November 2019
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    Minda Industries’ Q2 net profit down 32% y/y to USD7 million
    Minda Industries, the flagship company of the Indian auto parts supplier Uno Minda Group, has reported a 32% year-on-year (y/y) decrease in net income to INR494.4 million (USD7 million) for the second quarter ended 30 September 2019, the company said in a regulatory filing on 14 November. The compan...
    Lumax Industries’ Q2 net profit down 3.7% y/y to USD2.8 million
    Lumax Industries has reported a 3.7% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net profit to INR200.8 million (USD2.4 million) for the second quarter ended 30 September 2019, according to a company regulatory filing on 12 November. Profit before tax for the period grew by 1.9% y/y to INR264.6 million. The compa...
    All-new Kia KX3 features full LED headlights and taillights
    Kia Motors’ all-new KX3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) features full LED headlights and taillights, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 November. The model also features Sound Mood Lighting. The automaker unveiled its new KX3 at the 17th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibi...
    New Mercedes-Maybach GLS features headlamps with multibeam LED technology as standard
    The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS luxurious sport utility vehicle (SUV) features LED headlamps with multibeam technology as standard, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 November. The automaker also informed that the model includes a total of 112 LEDs per headlamp. Multibeam LED headlamps au...
    Magna to buy Wipac Czech to expand lighting capabilities
    Magna has agreed to acquire Wipac Czech s.r.o., a Czech Republic–based supplier of premium automotive lighting products, according to a company press release on 20 November. The transaction is expected to close by this month-end. Wipac Czech s.r.o. designs and develops automotive forward lighti...
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Ambient Lighting – Changing the cabin concept
    Watch an on-demand replay now Sascha Klapper will discuss the industry trends and present the new global forecast for the Ambient Lighting market. Focus of the webinar will be the positioning, optical technology, optical principles and dynamic functions of the current and future Ambient Lighting ...
    20-Nov-2019 News Webinars
    HELLA unveils new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD
    HELLA has developed a new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD, the lighting and electronics supplier said on 19 November. HELLA explained that more than 30,000 pixels can be controlled intelligently and individually, bringing about several new safety functions such as optical...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Stanley Electric acquires shares in Pakistan-based automotive lights supplier Electropolymers
    Stanley Electric has acquired shares in Pakistan-based automotive lights supplier Electropolymers (Private) Limited, the Japanese supplier announced on 7 November. The company informed that it received a portion of shares by means of a third-party allotment implemented by Electropolymers, bringing i...
    Ford recalls 100,375 units of F-Series Super Duty vehicles in North America over issue with LED headlamps
    Ford is issuing a recall for 100,375 units of model year (MY) 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles over an issue with LED headlamps, the automaker announced on 14 November. The recall covers 86,296 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 14,079 in Canada. Significance: The ...
    18-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Stanley Electric establishes production base for automotive lights in Philippines
    Stanley Electric has established a new production base for automotive lights in the Philippines, according to a company press release last month. The company announced the establishment of a production subsidiary in the Philippines following a series of talks with Germany-based HELLA, one of its bus...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 18 November 2019
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    Audi’s new S8 model features HD Matrix-design LED headlights with laser light
    Audi’s new S8 will feature HD matrix LED headlights with laser light and high-beam assist, the German luxury automaker announced on 14 November. The model also features OLED tail lights with animation, while the interior includes rear Matrix LED reading lights. In addition, the new Au...
    Stanley Electric’s first half 2020 net income falls 18.6% y/y
    Stanley Electric Company has posted a 18.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net income at JPY15.67 billion (USD145.1 million) for the first half of FY 2020 ended 30 September. Net sales for the period fell to JPY204.47 billion from JPY215.11 billion a year earlier, according to the company’s financi...
    Hella develops new LED modular worklight series
    Hella has developed a new LED modular worklight series ‘Modular Worklight,’ for automotive applications, the Germany-based company announced in a press release on 11 November. Hella said Modular Worklight’s design has been adapted to the modular lamp series "Shapeline". Modular Worklight is av...
    13-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Skoda’s new Octavia features optional LED Matrix headlights
    Škoda’s fourth-generation Octavia features optional LED Matrix headlights, the automaker announced in a press release on 11 November. In addition, the model features optional LED tail lights with dynamic indicators. The model also features new LED ambient lighting, which indirectly illuminates th...
    Osram recommends shareholders accept current takeover offer from ams
    Osram has announced that it has concluded a comprehensive business combination agreement (BCA) with Austrian sensor firm ams and recommends its shareholders accept the current takeover offer from ams, the two companies said in separate press releases on 12 November. “ams welcomes the positive reco...
    Osram reports EUR343 million net loss for FY 2019
    Osram has reported a net loss of EUR405 million (USD442.9 million) for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2019, compared with a net profit of EUR137 million in the previous fiscal year, according to a press release on 12 November. Revenue for the year declined 8.5% year on year (y/y) to EUR3.5 billi...
    Varroc Engineering’s Q2 net profit down 76.9% y/y to USD3.2 million
    Varroc Engineering has reported a decline of 76.9% year on year (y/y) in net profit to INR229.4 million (USD3.2 million) for the second quarter ended 30 September 2019, according to a regulatory filing on 12 November. Revenue from operations for the period declined 9.9% y/y to INR27 billion. Operati...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 11 November 2019
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    Magna’s sales decline 3.1% y/y to USD9.3 billion in Q3
    Magna has reported 3.1% year-over-year (y/y) decline in net sales to USD9.3 billion in the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, the leading Canadian automotive supplier said in a press release on 8 November. Sales, excluding the impact of foreign exchange currency translation and divestures net of...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kamiq
    The first generation Skoda Kamiq is assembled at Skoda's facility in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Skoda Kamiq from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 90,000 units. If you would like your co...
    ams announces start of acceptance period for new takeover offer for Osram
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has announced the start of acceptance period of an all-cash takeover offer for 100% of the share capital of Osram Licht AG at EUR41 per share, ams said in a press release on 7 November. Following clearance of the offer document, Osram shareholders are now able to tende...
    Ichikoh’s net profit down 36.8% y/y to USD35.5 million during January-September 2019
    Ichikoh Industries, a Valeo company, has reported a 36.8% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net profit to JPY3.8 billion (USD35.5 million) for the first nine months of the year ending 30 September, according to a company press release on 7 November. Net sales for the period amounted to JPY100.3 billion,...
    Johnson Electric’s H1 net profit rises 16% y/y to USD162 million
    Johnson Electric posted a 16% rise in net profit to USD162 million for the first half of fiscal year 2020, the company reported on 6 November. Group sales for the same period came in 7% lower at USD1.57 billion while the underlying profit, after adjusting for the effects of significant non-cash ...
    Hyundai Mobis’s Q3 net income up 29.4% y/y to USD483.4 million
    Hyundai Mobis has reported 29.4% y/y increase in net income to KRW582 billion (USD483.4 million) in the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, the leading automotive supplier from South Korea said in a regulatory filing. Sales in the quarter increased 12.1% y/y to KRW9.44 trillion. Higher sales also...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 4 November 2019
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    SmartSens develops LED flicker suppression technology for automotive CMOS image sensors
    SmartSens, a supplier of high-performance CMOS imaging systems, has developed a LED Flicker Suppression (LFS) technology, according to a company press release on 25 October. Using new technology, SmartSens’ CMOS image sensors can effectively mitigate the dangers that often accompany LED flicker, m...
    01-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Illuminated grill/logo and contour lighting outlook in lower segment vehicles
    Nowadays, an increasing number of automakers are using exterior lighting (other than headlamps and tail lamps, which are used for traditional lighting functions) such as contour lighting, logo and grill illumination as one of the ways to differentiate their vehicles on the road. However, such lighti...
    STMicroelectronics, Audi join hands to develop next-generation automotive exterior lighting solutions
    STMicroelectronics (STM) has joined hands with Audi AG to conceive, design, industrialize, manufacture, and deliver the next generation of innovative automotive exterior OLED lighting, STM said in a press release on 29 October. The two companies showcased the first demonstration of this effort—the...
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Strategies in ADAS & Automated Driving
    Watch an on-demand replay now Advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) have become increasingly common throughout the industry since their inception decades ago; automated driving now sits at the forefront of vehicle technology. While these technologies enable similar functionality in different vehi...
    30-Oct-2019 News Webinars
    Koito’s H1 net income down 12.2% y/y to USD269.6 million
    Koito's net profit declined 12.2% year on year (y/y) to JPY29.1 billion (USD269.9 million) in the first six months ended 30 September 2019, according to a company press release on 28 October. Net sales for the period grew 1.6% y/y to JPY399 billion. Despite higher sales, the Japanese automotive ligh...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 29 October 2019
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    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Valeo’s Q3 sales rises 8% y/y to USD5.3 billion
    French automotive components supplier Valeo has reported a rise in its revenue by a factor of 8% to EUR4.77 billion (approximately USD 5.3 billion) in the third quarter of 2019 in a press release dated October 24th. However, the company also stated that the ongoing strike at General Motors (GM) has ...
    Koito supplies laser high-beam headlamps to Nagoya University’s electric concept vehicle
    Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd. is supplying its lightweight and power-saving laser high-beam headlamps, LED low-beam headlamps, and other lamps for the ‘GaN Vehicle,’ the first electric concept vehicle developed by Nagoya University that utilizes Gallium Nitride (GaN) devices, Koito said in a ...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Marelli presents interior, autonomous driving, lighting and electrification solutions
    Marelli is showcasing its advanced products and technologies in the field of interior, autonomous driving, lighting and electrification at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019 in Japan, the company said in a press release on 24 October. In the area of the interior, Marelli will present its ‘Human-Max Cabi...
    Grupo Antolin's lighting business unit to launch nearly 30 new projects this year
    Grupo Antolin’s Lighting Business Unit plans to launch nearly 30 new projects globally this year, according to a company press release on 21 October. To this end, the company is investing in new lighting solutions with an emphasis on electronics. Grupo Antolin offers a wide range of interior li...
    Opel’s Corsa, Corsa-e, Astra and Insignia models feature IntelliLux LED matrix light
    Opel’s Corsa, Corsa-e, Astra and Insignia models feature IntelliLux LED matrix light, the automaker said in a press release on 22 October. The IntelliLux LED matrix light is more precise and more powerful and makes driving in darkness safer and more comfortable, according to the automaker. The tec...
    ams launches new takeover offer for Osram at EUR41 per share
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has launched a new takeover offer for German lighting major Osram Licht at EUR41 (USD45.8) per share with minimum acceptance threshold of 55%, the two companies announced in separate press releases on 18 October. Based on this new offer, Osram will be valued at ar...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 21 October 2019
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    Everlight to demonstrate automotive lighting products at CEATEC Japan
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics is showcasing mini tail lamps, smart multi-tail lamps, and the latest fish scale tail lamps at the 2019 CEATEC in Japan from 15-18 October, according to a company press release on 14 October. In addition, the company is exhibiting various special lighting and displ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 14 October 2019
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    Suppliers to the new Audi A8
    The fourth generation Audi A8 is assembled at Audi's facility in Shendra, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Audi A8 from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at more than 114 units. If you would like your company included in this feature&n...
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Toyota unveils LQ concept with Level 4 autonomous driving capability, Yui AI-based mobility agent
    Toyota will display a new concept vehicle 'LQ' featuring advanced technologies at the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled later this month in Japan, the company said on 11 October. The concept car is equipped with in-house developed SAE Level 4 equivalent automated driving and onboard artificial i...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    FEV presents innovative 3D technology for vehicle cockpit, solutions for autonomous driving at Aachen Colloquium
    FEV has presented its innovative three-dimensional (3D) lighting concept for vehicle cockpit at the Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology in Germany, the company said in a press release on 7 October. The solution, developed in-house, is based on light field technology and can be used to...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Toyoda Gosei to display new front grille module, steering wheel module, airbag system
    Toyoda Gosei will display its new front grille module, steering wheel module, airbag system integrating sensors, and other electronic components at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which will be held from 23 October to 4 November in Japan. The company will showcase its connectivity, autonomous driving, sh...
    Minda Industries to acquire German lighting design and engineering company Delvis
    Minda Industries Ltd. (MIL) has entered into a definitive agreement with Germany-based automotive lighting design and engineering company, Delvis Gmbh, to acquire a 100% stake in the latter, according to a regulatory filing on 8 October 2019. The transaction is valued at EUR21 million (USD23 million...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 7 October 2019
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    ams offer for OSRAM did not achieve minimum acceptance threshold
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has announced that it did not meet the minimum acceptance threshold of 62.5% required in conjunction with the all-cash takeover offer for Germany-based lighting supplier Osram Licht AG, according to a company press release on 4 October. Only 51.6% of Osram shareholders...
    Volkswagen appoints Dirk Große-Loheide as new board member for procurement at VW Passenger Cars
    Volkswagen (VW) has appointed Dirk Große-Loheide as its new head of procurement of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, effective 1 October, the automaker announced on 1 October. Große-Loheide succeeds Dr. Stefan Sommer, who was previously in charge of this brand function, in addition to h...
    Marelli sets up external Advisory Expert Board
    Marelli has established an external Advisory Board for Magneti Marelli CK Holdings Co Ltd, a holding company of Marelli from 1 October to provide ongoing strategic advice to the Marelli Board, the company said in a press release on 1 October. The Advisory Board will consist of global market exp...
    ams increases direct shareholding in Osram to 19.99%
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has increased its direct shareholding German lighting supplier Osram Licht AG to 19.99%, it announced in a press release on 1 October. This shareholding includes Osram shares unconditionally bought by ams but does not include the shares already tendered into ams’ all...
    Audi’s new RS 4 Avant features optional matrix LED headlights
    The new Audi RS 4 Avant model features optional matrix LED headlights, Audi said in a press release on 2 October. The shape of the LED headlights of the RS 4 Avant has been redesigned, said the automaker. The optional matrix LED headlights with darkened bezels differentiate the model within the A4 f...
    03-Oct-2019 News New Products
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 30 September 2019
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    Everlight Electronics launches new infrared products for automotive applications
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics has launched three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices, according to a company press release on 23 September. The new VS-FI3535 LED Series is ideal for driver facial recognition; the ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series is suitable for a...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Opel’s new Corsa and Astra models feature energy-saving LED headlights
    Opel’s new Corsa and Astra models feature highly efficient LED headlights that help reduce CO2 emissions, Opel announced in a press release on 26 September. The new Corsa is optionally available with especially efficient LED lighting. “The new Corsa and Astra continue the Opel tradition of leade...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    ams raises takeover offer for Osram to EUR41 per share
    Austrian sensor specialist ams has increased the price of its takeover offer for 100% of the share capital of Germany-based lighting supplier Osram to EUR41 per share, ams announced in a press release on 27 September. ams declared the bid to be its “best and final” offer, which continues to expi...
    Hella’s Q1 sales fall 12.1% y/y to USD1.7 billion
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella reported a 12.1% year-on-year (Y/Y) drop in sales to EUR1.57 billion (USD1.7 billion) for the quarter ending 31 August, according to a press release filed by the company. Its EBIT slumped nearly 20% to EUR111 million while...
    Continental announces ‘Transformation 2019–2029’ restructuring program to enhance long-term competitiveness
    Continental has announced a long-term restructuring program that will continue for the next 10 years and result in closure of several manufacturing plants and loss of up to 20,000 jobs globally, including 7,000 in Germany, the company said in a press release 25 September. The program, called ...
    Inova Semiconductors presents innovative lighting solutions at ISAL 2019
    Inova Semiconductors presented its innovative solutions for automotive lighting with a focus on interior lighting at the 2019 International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL) in Germany, Inova and ISELED announced in a joint press release last month. Inova showcased products and applications ba...
    26-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Everlight launches new series of LED lighting for automotive interior applications
    Everlight Electronics has launched a new series of LED lighting called EL SMARTLED for automotive interior applications, according to a company press release on 23 September. The new EL SMARTLED (S for smart, M for multi-function, A for automotive, R for RGB and T for technology) series is suit...
    26-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Dräxlmaier Group and Everlight Electronics join ISELED Alliance
    Two auto parts suppliers Dräxlmaier Group and Everlight Electronics have joined the ISELED (Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode) Alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 20 September. The product portfolio of the Dräxlmaier includes ambient and functional lighting syst...
    Osram receives indicative offer from Advent and Bain Capital
    A consortium comprising Bain Capital and Advent has indicated a willingness to prepare a new takeover bid for Osram Licht, the German lighting supplier said on 25 September. In the coming weeks, the consortium intends to conduct confirmatory due diligence before deciding on a binding offer. In its l...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 23 September 2019
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    Osram plans to launch hybrid LED Eviyos in 2020
    Osram plans to launch its first generation of the hybrid LED Eviyos, featuring 1,024 individually controllable pixels, at the beginning of 2020, according to a company press release on 20 September. The company first announced the ‘Eviyos’ LED prototype in September 2017. The German lighting sup...
    23-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Maserati recalls 711 vehicles in China to recalibrate headlights
    Italian luxury automaker Maserati is recalling 711 vehicles in China over a headlights issue, the Chinese market regulator State Administration for Market Regulator (SAMR) said in a press release on 17 September. The recall affects 87 units of model year (MY) 2018–19 Maserati Levantes and 624...
    20-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    SupplierInsight Webinar: Frankfurt Motor Show Recap
    Watch an on-demand replay now For years, the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany has been among the world’s biggest motor shows. True to its slogan “Driving tomorrow”, this year’s IAA is the leading international platform for the very latest developments in...
    19-Sep-2019 News Webinars
    Synopsys develops new software for automotive exterior lighting design and analysis
    Synopsys, Inc. has developed a new ‘LucidShape®’ software for the design, simulation, and analysis of automotive exterior lighting products, according to a company press release on 17 September. LucidShape version 2019.09 provides designers with new tools to create sophisticated freeform reflec...
    19-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Nichia, Infineon to jointly develop HD micro-LED matrix lighting solution
    Japan-based Nichia Corporation and Infineon Technologies have teamed up to jointly develop a high-definition (HD) light engine with more than 16,000 micro-LEDs for front light applications, Infineon said in a press release on 18 September. The new device will provide high resolution lighting to the ...
    BMW recalls 403 Rolls-Royce Cullinan vehicles in US over issue with brake lights
    BMW is recalling 403 units of 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan vehicles in the United States over an issue with brake lights, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall is expected to begin 14 October 2019...
    18-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    GM partners with Michigan University to understand effectiveness of active safety, driver assistance, advance headlight features on crashes
    General Motors (GM) has partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes, the au...
    HELLA, China FAW Group strengthen cooperation
    German lighting and electronics supplier Hella and Chinese OEM China FAW Group Co., Ltd. (FAW) have agreed to make their joint venture (JV) Changchun Hella Faway Automotive Lighting a strategic partner of the FAW premium brand "Hongqi", Hella announced in a press release on 17 September. This includ...
    MY 2020 Cadillac CT4 features IntelliBeam automatic high-beam headlamps
    Cadillac’s model year 2020 CT4 features LED headlamps with IntelliBeam technology, according to a press release on 12 September. The IntelliBeam automatic high-beam headlamps are available in three of the four variants—Premium Luxury, Sport and V-Series. The IntelliBeam turns the vehicle's high-...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Osram publishes reasoned opinion on takeover offer from ams
    Osram’s executive board and the majority of its supervisory board have published their reasoned opinion on takeover offer from Austrian sensor company ams. According to an Osram press release on 16 September, the company board recommend in their reasoned opinion that Osram shareholders accept the ...
    Suppliers to the new Peugeot 208
    The second generation Peugeot 208 is assembled at Peugeot's facility in Trnava, Slovakia. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Peugeot 208 from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 174,960 units. If you would like your company included ...
    SupplierInsight Weekly – 16 September 2019
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    LG Innotek to present LED lighting solution at Automotive World Nagoya 2019 in Japan
    LG Innotek will present its newly developed Nexlide series, the next generation vehicle LED light sources at the Automotive World Nagoya 2019 in Japan this week, according to a company press release on 15 September. The 3D flexible lighting module is made by attaching several LED packages to a thin ...
    IAA 2019: Audi unveils AI: TRIAL electric offroad concept car
    Audi is presenting its AI: TRAIL electric offroad concept car at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said on 10 September. The electric offroad concept has an exterior length of 4.15 m, width of 2.15 m, and a roof height of 1.17 m, as well as sports-large 22-inch wheels to refl...
    13-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Volkswagen unveils ID.3 EV with matrix LED headlight
    Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled its ID.3 pure electric vehicle (EV) featuring matrix LED headlights at the 2019 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, the automaker announced in a press release on 9 September. The model features matrix LED headlights, matrix side lights, brake lights, turn indicators and tail ligh...
    Koito develops BladeScan Adaptive Driving Beam headlamp system
    Koito Manufacturing has developed and started mass-producing ‘BladeScan™’ ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) headlamp system, according to a company press release on 9 September. The company’s new BladeScan is adopted by Toyota for its new Lexus RX model. Significance: To prevent traffic acciden...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Plastic Omnium present concept for comprehensive integration of lighting components into vehicle front
    Hella, together with French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium, is presenting holistic concepts for the vehicle exterior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two European suppliers are demonstrating comprehensive lighting solutions ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Faurecia exhibit innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior
    Hella, together with Faurecia, is exhibiting innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two companies are displaying a demonstration vehicle with completely redesigned interior, various l...
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