Agero names Geiger Chief Technology Advisor

February 15, 2012 by  
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Former Harman International executive and chief technology officer Dr. Erich Geiger has been named chief technology advisor at Agero.

Dr. Geiger served as chief technology officer and executive vice president at Harman International Industries, Inc., and chief executive officer, Harman Becker Automotive Systems. Prior to joining Harman, he was chief technology officer for Thomson Consumer Electronics. He continues to serve as chief technology officer for Automotive Electronics at Johnson Controls, Inc.

“The transition to multi-modal mobility, accelerated expansion of broadband communications, increasingly sophisticated device integration, and the converging market for personalized mobility and cloud-based computing, positions Agero to be a leader in the market,” said Dr. Geiger.

NXP dual channel Class-D amplifiers: Does the efficiency outweigh the extra cost?

July 29, 2009 by  
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UPDATED August 6, 2009  – NXP has introduced the TDF8599 family of dual channel Class-D amplifiers with maximum output power from 70 – 130 watts (250 watts mono), reducing power dissipation in head-units and ensuring more efficient heat management compared with Class-AB amplifiers.

“The TDF8599 series gives us the opportunity to dramatically reduce the power dissipation in our multichannel audio amplifiers and at the same time increase the sound quality to satisfy our customers’ needs,” said Christian Seidel, group leader of the Harman Becker Automotive Systems Hardware, Mechanics & Layout Audio System Engineering Group.