Consumers want cars more automated
Nearly half buy cars based on the brand’s technology reputation
Cisco announced results of the Cisco Customer Experience Report focused on automobile buying and driving experience.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced three new DC/DC LED drivers that simplify white color tuning for high-color rendering and ultra-low dimming for automotive running lights among other applications.
Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors will achieve accelerated growth this year and become the leading type of MEMS device, driven by increasing use in automotive and the fast-growing handset space, according to the IHS iSuppli MEMS & Sensors Service.
By Andrew Poliak, Director of Automotive Business Development
QNX Software Systems
Faurecia North America has begun construction on a new headquarters building in Auburn Hills, Michigan, that will also house technical centers for Faurecia Automotive Seating and Faurecia Automotive Exteriors.
The Chinese sensor contract manufacturing and export market had taken a hit from the European debt crisis but managed to stay buoyant due to the strong domestic demand from the automotive, consumer electronics and process industries according to Frost & Sullivan. The Government’s initiatives and stimulus packages aimed at stoking local demand will further assist market growth.
Semtech Corporation launched two new devices in its automotive-qualified products platform, the SC5012Q 4-channel, high-brightness LED driver for infotainment and navigation display backlighting, and the SC220Q 20MHz buck regulator with X-EMITM Inductor Technology.
After two straight years of blockbuster expansion, the market for magnetic sensors experienced lower-than-expected growth in 2012 due mainly to depressed automotive sales and a diminished industrial sector, according to the IHS iSuppli Magnetic Sensors Report from information and analytics provider IHS.