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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 Automotive, Industrial Power once again drive Infineon's sales April 29, 2014 Automotive, Industrial Power once again drive Infineon's sales The latest quarterly figures from chipmaker Infineon acknowledge the solid growth throughout the company's business segments. In contrast to competitor ST who also published its figures these days, Infineon managed to again increase total sales. The outlook is even slightly better. Read more Power USB VBUS in Autos with the LT8697 April 07, 2014 Power USB VBUS in Autos with the LT8697 USB sockets appear in an increasing number of car models as portable devices become more ubiquitous. Read more Parrot sues Audi subsidiary over lost project April 07, 2014 Parrot sues Audi subsidiary over lost project Parrot SA, a French company dedicated to RF solutions, has sued e.solutions GmbH, a joint venture of Finish IT company Elektrobit (EB) and carmaker Audi. After an apparent project failure, Parrot seeks to collect damages from e.solutions. Read more Traffic flow: Cooperative systems beat driver assistance April 04, 2014 Traffic flow: Cooperative systems beat driver assistance The average driver spends about an entire week per year caught up in traffic congestions. Increasingly the vehicles are equipped with electronic systems aiming at keeping the traffic flowing or finding alternative routes. Cooperative systems are better suited for this task, finds Frost & Sullivan. Read more
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