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LG Chem clinches lithium-ion battery contract for the e-Smart March 31, 2015 LG Chem clinches lithium-ion battery contract for the e-Smart South Korea's LG Chem says the company has signed a deal with Germany's Daimler AG to be the sole  lithium-ion battery supplier for the car maker's new model of its compact Smart electric vehicles, which will be launched in 2016. Read more Infineon, GE invest in deterministic networking technology March 25, 2015 Infineon, GE invest in deterministic networking technology Chipmaker Infineon invests € 7 million into Vienna-based technology company TTTech AG, an expert for networked safety controls. The chipmaker ponders integrating TTTech's technology into its microcontrollers. Read more Bosch seeks to hire thousands of engineers March 24, 2015 Bosch seeks to hire thousands of engineers Software seems to be the new hardware for automotive and electronics giant Robert Bosch GmbH. The German giant plans to recruit 12.000 engineers, and software expertise ranks highest among the requirements. Read more Bosch to launch business unit for motorbike electronics March 23, 2015 Bosch to launch business unit for motorbike electronics In the worldwide mobility market, motorbikes and similar two-wheelers exhibit exceptional strong growth. Automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH wants to secure a large slice of this pie - by launching a new business unit dedicated to safety systems and connectivity solutions for this type of vehicles. ... Read more Continental, D'Ieteren launch JV for virtual car keys March 12, 2015 Continental, D'Ieteren launch JV for virtual car keys The growing popularity of car sharing services has created the need for innovative forms of car access right management. To meet this demand an create secure virtual car keys, automotive supplier Continental has launched a joint venture with Belgian automotive services provider D'Ieteren. The JV's bears ... Read more Opinion: What the NXP/Freescale takeover means for automotive electronics March 03, 2015 Opinion: What the NXP/Freescale takeover means for automotive electronics Will the planned acquisition of Freescale through NXP change the automotive semiconductor landscape? Obviously yes, since both companies are already massively involved in this market, and united they will certainly gain significance. But at whose expense? Read more NXP, Freescale plan mega merger March 02, 2015 NXP, Freescale plan mega merger In one of the biggest consolidations in the semiconductor industry to date, NXP and Freescale have announced plans for a merger. Read more Industrial production of li-ion cells in Germany comes closer February 19, 2015 Industrial production of li-ion cells in Germany comes closer The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm (Germany) has made a large step towards the series production of automotive-grade lithium-ion cells: On a production line for research purposes which has been finalised as recently as past December, the ZWS manufactured first near-series ... Read more Ballard IP to boost Audi’s fuel cell developments February 11, 2015 Ballard IP to boost Audi’s fuel cell developments Carmaker Audi gets serious with alternative drive technologies: The company has acquired a set of fuel cell patents from Canadian fuel cell expert company Ballard Systems Inc. At the same time, the carmaker has announced to extend its development collaboration with the Canadians through 2019. Read more Bosch bets on synergies between electromobility and connectivity February 05, 2015 Bosch bets on synergies between electromobility and connectivity One of the major roadblocks for electromobility is the fragmented charging landscape: For long-distance rides, e-car drivers not only have to stop and recharge their batteries rather often. What makes things worse: To get the electric refill for the battery, drivers must utilise many different payment ... Read more
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