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Business

Denso Buys Stake in Infineon

Denso Corp. has acquired an unspecified stake in Infineon Technologies AG, a Munich-based manufacturer of semiconductor chips.

German Partners Target Automotive Blockchain Applications

Chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG and startup Xain AG plan to work together to develop and commercialize blockchain-based technologies for automotive applications.

Autonomous Vehicles

German Project to Examine Auto Cybersecurity

At the recent annual general meeting of Volkswagen Group, the company’s CEO Dr.

Production

Infineon Opens German Tech Center

Infineon Technologies AG plans to open a development center later this year at its facility in Dresden, Germany.

Connectivity

Emergency Calling Becomes Required in the EU

Automatic emergency calling functionality—“eCall”—becomes mandatory for all new cars and light commercial vehicles next Saturday (March 31) in the European Union.

Business

VW Launches Chip Planning Initiative with Infineon

Volkswagen AG has selected semiconductor supplier Infineon Technologies AG as its first partner in the Transform 2025+ plan the carmaker announced last November.

Business

Infineon Buys Dutch Developer of Mini-Laser Sensors

Infineon Technologies AG has acquired Innoluce BV, a 6-year-old Dutch startup that specializes in miniature laser scanners and micro-electro-mechanical systems.

Electronics

Renesas Electronics Agrees to Buy Chipmaker Intersil for $3.2 Billion

Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire Intersil Corp., a U.S. chipmaker in an all-cash deal worth 325 billion yen ($3.2 billion), Reuters reports.

Economics

Taiwan Electronics Industry Targets Rapid Growth

The production value of Taiwan’s automotive electronics industry could top 1 trillion New Taiwan dollars ($31 billion) by 2020, according to the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Assn (TEEMA). This would be more than a sixfold jump over last year’s output of NT$156 billion ($4.8 billion), calculated by the country’s Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center.

Autonomous Vehicles

BMW Teams with Intel and Mobileye on Automated Vehicle Technologies

BMW AG today announced a new partnership with Intel Corp. and Mobileye NV to develop technologies and open standards for highly automated and fully autonomous vehicles.

Partners Team Up on High-Capacity Radar Chips

Infineon Technologies AG is working with scientists at Belgium’s IMEC research institute to develop 77- and 79-GHz CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) sensor chips for automotive radar applications.

Interiors & Electronics

Your Really Smart Car

Vehicles are being engineered with a silicon infrastructure that does everything from control the powertrain to allowing remote connections—including the possibility of hacking.

Electronics

On Electronics: August 2013

Infineon's flexibly FlexRay; NHTSA issues voluntary guidelines for in-dash electronic devices; V2V equipment for motorcycles; Wireless Bonded LED

Electronics

On Electronics - July 2013

Visteon’s “HABIT”; TI's Touch Sensor; Setting A Standard, Saving Energy

Argonne Lab Director to Head SAE

SAE International members have elected Donald Hillebrand to a one-year term as the organization's president and chairman.

Electronics

On Electronics

Infineon's microcontrollers; Melexis sensor; Scaleo chip microcontroller

Design

Fuji, Infineon Agree on Common Design for EV Power Modules

Fuji Electric Co. and Infineon Technologies AG have agreed to use the same dimensions, pin positions and other features for power modules used in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Nissan Creates LEAF Race Car

As they say of NASCAR: “Race on Sunday, buy on Monday.” Will it work for electric vehicles (EVs)? Nissan hopes so.

R&D Ramps Up in Singapore

Government incentives are prompting more foreign companies to open research and development facilities in Singapore, The Nikkei reports.

Interiors & Electronics

Should You Put a Lime in the Fuel Tank?

Tresalia Capital, a Mexican private-equity firm headed by Corona beer baroness Maria Asunci n Aramburuzabala, has purchased 100% of German niche builder Artega Automobil GmbH from electronics maker Paragon Parts Group.

Interiors & Electronics

On Electronics - April 2009

Reusing is eASEE It’s not uncommon to near the end of a software development cycle and lack the breadcrumbs to return to the original design, especially in the current environment of vehicle consolidation. Vector CANtech wants to make that process “eASEE.” Its new eASEE PLM software serves as a massive repository, but one that relationally links the data to map systems from legacy to contemporary software architectures. “It allows developers to share and reuse the data, but more importantly, to trace it once they’ve begun development,” says Mark Jensen, eASEE product line manager.