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Smart PCBs for smaller ECUs: Infineon invests in PCB manufacturer November 26, 2014 Smart PCBs for smaller ECUs: Infineon invests in PCB manufacturer Chipmaker Infineon has invested into PCB manufacturer Schweizer Electronic AG. The move enables Infineon to shrink automotive ECUs, in particular in future 48V applications. But also industrial applications could benefit. Read more BMW, Tesla in talks about car battery alliance November 24, 2014 BMW, Tesla in talks about car battery alliance Germany's BMW is holding talks with electric carmaker Tesla Motors relating to a possible alliance in batteries and light-weight components accoring to Tesla's Chief Executive Elon Musk. Read more Isabellenhütte diversifies channels, clientele November 20, 2014 Isabellenhütte diversifies channels, clientele To seize the opportunities of new markets and perhaps also to moderate the risks resulting from a very focused product portfolio, Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH (Dillenberg, Germany) has announced a new sales concept. In the future, distributors will play a far greater role for the company's business. Read more Growing through obsolescence November 18, 2014 Growing through obsolescence Rochester Electronics' booth at electronica made you feel like you were entering a classic American diner, with plenty of retro-appeal, just like a trip back in time. Read more MOST Cooperation: Change at the administrator level November 14, 2014 MOST Cooperation: Change at the administrator level Henry Muyshondt from Microchip Technology succeeds Rainer Klos as the administrator of the MOST Cooperation. Muyshondt will continue to establish MOST150 as the infotainment data bus of choice among carmakers, and he will face the challenging task of leading the MOST technology into the future. Read more Renesas shifts automotive centre of gravity to Europe November 13, 2014 Renesas shifts automotive centre of gravity to Europe Concentrating its ADAS R&D activities in one organisation with worldwide responsibilities, chipmaker Renesas has established its Global ADAS Solution Group in Düsseldorf, Germany. At electronica, Jean-Francois Chouteau, General Manager of this group, explained the chipmaker's intentions and strategies ... Read more MEMS group goes open-source on fusion algorithms November 10, 2014 MEMS group goes open-source on fusion algorithms The MEMS Industry Group has announced the formation of an open-source algorithm cooperative that is intended to encourage collaboration in the creation of software across the MEMS and sensor supply chain. Read more TRW power steering system in VW, Skoda, Audi and Fiat November 05, 2014 TRW power steering system in VW, Skoda, Audi and Fiat The third generation of TRW's electrically driven power steering system (EPS Column Drive) is hitting the street: The company supplies two vehicle platforms with more than one million units annually. In Europe, Volkswagen models Polo, Up and e-Up as well as Audi A1, Skoda models Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, ... Read more Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending October 28, 2014 Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending The R&D budget is one of the most important indicators for the innovation strength of a company or even an entire industry branch. A study from consulting company strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) attests the German industry as a hole a strong position in the global R&D comparison - German large enterprises ... Read more Vector, Baselabs join forces to develop ADAS tools October 08, 2014 Vector, Baselabs join forces to develop ADAS tools German software companies Vector Informatik and Baselabs have entered a formal partnership to jointly creating products enabling other companies to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). To fortify the partnership, Vector invests heavily into Baselabs. Read more
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