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Intel steps on the gas in the auto market May 29, 2014 Intel steps on the gas in the auto market With the announcement of a platform for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions, Intel has thrown its hat into the ring of the quickly growing automotive electronics market. Along with the roll-out of an embedded platform customised for this type of applications, the chipmaker announced a number of collaborations ... Read more Geo Semi raising cash for automotive, IoT push May 25, 2014 Geo Semi raising cash for automotive, IoT push Fabless video processor vendor Geo Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) is trying to raise between $25 million and $30 million to fund the completion of three 40nm chips targeted at automotive and IoT camera markets. Read more Stage win for ams against Melexis in patent claim May 22, 2014 Stage win for ams against Melexis in patent claim In a patent quarrel between Belgian chipmaker Melexis and its Austrian competitor ams, the latter has won a last-instance verdict: ams' patent on magnetic field position sensor technologies is valid, the European patent court ruled. Nevertheless, the dispute will continue. Read more Renesas prepares Ethernet AVB infotainment platform May 22, 2014 Renesas prepares Ethernet AVB infotainment platform With the infotainment domain emerging as the IT centre of modern cars, networking technologies are becoming a strategic issue. The challenger in this arena is Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB), but so far the MOST technology dominates the field. Now chipmaker Renesas allies with Swedish technology ... Read more Renault signs battery development deal with LG Chem May 22, 2014 Renault signs battery development deal with LG Chem Renault has signed an agreement with South Korean chemical firm LG Chem to jointly develop batteries for the French automotive manufacturer's electric cars. Read more Spansion inherits Fujitsu with automotive microcontroller family May 19, 2014 Spansion inherits Fujitsu with automotive microcontroller family As a fruit of the acquisition of Fujitsu's automotive microcontroller business, Spansion now introduced the Traveo family of microcontrollers. The devices are based on ARM's Cortex R5 core and optimised for safety-relevant applications. With their specific set of peripheral units, the first products ... Read more Panasonic agrees to back Tesla battery Gigafactory May 08, 2014 Panasonic agrees to back Tesla battery Gigafactory Panasonic Corp. has finally signed a letter of intent to join for Tesla Motors Inc's 'gigafactory' battery plant project. Read more Is Infineon really back on track? May 07, 2014 Is Infineon really back on track? These days, a stream of good news reaches us from chipmaker Infineon. Recently, strong quarterly results with an impressive increase in profitability and a rock-solid outlook. And now the company announced that it expects a sustainably higher cash flow - which it transformed quickly into a higher dividend ... Read more Nokia invests $100 million into Connected Car technology May 06, 2014 Nokia invests  $100 million into Connected Car technology Having sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft, some might have thought there is not much left of ailing infrastructure vendor Nokia. Now the company reports back - in the fast-growing business of Connected Cars: It launched a fund of $100 million dedicated to invest into companies active in the ... Read more Continental completes emission control value chain May 01, 2014 Continental completes emission control value chain With a takeover, automotive supplier Continental plans to extend its powertrain system competence. The Hanover, Germany, based supplier announced to acquire its present 50:50 joint venture Emitec GmbH. The move will enable Continental to offer next-generation exhaust gas treatment systems. Read more
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