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Sensata to pay $1-bn for tire pressure sensor leader September 01, 2014 Sensata to pay $1-bn for tire pressure sensor leader Sensata Technologies Holding NV (Almelo, Netherlands) has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the Schrader group of companies form Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for a total enterprise value of $1.0 billion. Schrader is the global leader in tire pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS). Read more Hi-resolution image recognition for driver assistance systems August 29, 2014 Hi-resolution image recognition for driver assistance systems Renesas Electronics’ R-Car V2H device offers high-resolution image recognition for safer driver assistance systems in conventional and emerging self-driving vehicles. Read more Dual low-side driver IC supports automotive SMPS applications August 29, 2014 Dual low-side driver IC supports automotive SMPS applications International Rectifier has introduced the automotive-qualified AUIRB24427S high current dual low-side driver IC for Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) applications used in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV), Electric Vehicles (EV), and high power industrial converters. Read more Dutch startup shrinks 60GHz radars, increases precision August 28, 2014 Dutch startup shrinks 60GHz radars, increases precision Founded in 2011, Dutch startup Omniradar announced it has secured €2.6m of equity and debt financing to roll out its single-chip 60GHz radar solution. Read more Intelligent bicycle gets connected August 28, 2014 Intelligent bicycle gets connected Emergency call, stolen vehicle localisation, predictive maintenance - these electronic bells and whistles known from the automotive industry could soon conquer the bicycle market. At the Eurobike trade fair in Friedrichshafen (Germany), bike manufacturer Canyon and Deutsche Telekom introduced a high-tech ... Read more Study: Connected Car to spur competition between OEMs and IT players August 27, 2014 Study: Connected Car to spur competition between OEMs and IT players The 'Connected Car' is one of the most hyped terms in the automotive industry. But is it real in terms of value creation and market impact? A study from consulting companies strategy& and PwC says yes - but is yet completely unclear who will be the winners. Read more Wireless charging reference design targets smartphones in cars August 27, 2014 Wireless charging reference design targets smartphones in cars Chipmakers Freescale and Melexis have jointly developed a reference design for wireless charging of in-vehicle consumer electronic devices such as smartphones or tablets. The reference design combines both Bluetooth communications technology and Qi-certified transmit control along with associated control ... Read more TDK improves performance of fuel injection actuators August 26, 2014 TDK improves performance of fuel injection actuators The third generation of TDK Epcos piezo actuators for diesel and gasoline fuel injection systems offers better performance and higher cost-effectiveness compared to earlier versions. The actuators achieve high stability and reliability - they can complete up to 1 billion switching cycles at temperatures ... Read more Single-chip, global coverage car radio receiver August 26, 2014 Single-chip, global coverage car radio receiver Si4790x from Silicon Labs s an automotive receiver family that scales from economical, single-tuner designs to premium, multi-tuner car radio systems. Read more MIMO antennae offer LTE connectivity August 26, 2014 MIMO antennae offer LTE connectivity In what is claimed as the first application of LTE/MIMO technology for North American car makers, Laird has announced that its LTE/MIMO antennas will be installed on a major domestic automobile manufacturer’s North American vehicles, beginning model year 2015. Read more
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