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Electronics

Flexible, 3D Metal; Denso Takes Stake in Infineon; ProJet by 3D Systems; AdaSky Viper Camera Tech

Flexible, 3D Metal; Denso Takes Stake in Infineon; ProJet by 3D Systems; AdaSky Viper Camera Tech

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.

Electronics

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.

Electronics

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.

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

Interiors

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

Electronics: Infineon, Melexis, Scaleo

Infineon's microcontrollers; Melexis sensor; Scaleo chip microcontroller

Hybrid

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.

Electronics

Toward The Plug-and-Play Car

AUTOSAR promises to give automotive electronics what it currently lacks–a plug-and-play environment where software modules work together seamlessly. Ultimately, its ability to redistribute computing power may destroy plug-and-play itself.