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Business

AMS Falls Short in Osram Takeover Bid

Austria’s sensors supplier AMS AG says it has failed to attract the 62.5% of shares in Osram Light AG necessary to acquire the German lighting systems supplier.

Business

Bidding War for Osram Heats Up

Osram Licht AG says it expects a new offer by Advent International and Bain Capital to acquire the Munich-based lighting systems supplier.

Business

Austria’s AMS Offers €3.7 Billion to Buy Osram

AMS AG, an Austrian maker of high-tech sensors, has upped its bid for Osram Light AG to €3.7 billion ($4.2 billion).

Connectivity

Vision Software Developer Lands Investors

Recogni Inc., a Silicon Valley-based developer of high-speed sensor fusion processors for autonomous vehicles, has attracted $25 million in Series A funding.

Business

Conti, Osram Finalize Lighting JV

German suppliers Continental AG and Osram Licht GmbH have finalized plans for to 50:50 automotive lighting venture they announced last November.

dSPACE Taps Goetzeler as CEO

Germany’s dSPACE GmbH has hired Martin Goetzeler to succeed Herbert Hanselmann as CEO, effective March 1.

Business

Continental, Osram Plan Lighting JV

Continental AG and vehicle lighting supplier Osram Licht GmbH plan to launch a joint venture to develop and market advanced lighting systems.

Sales

Osram Targets Double-Digit Growth in India

Munich-based lighting supplier Osram Licht AG forecasts double-digit sales growth for its operations in India.

Canadian Lidar Developer Secures $100 Million in Funding

LeddarTech Inc., a Quebec City-based developer of solid-state lidar technology, says it has raised C$130 million ($101 million) in its largest funding round to date.

Electronics

Audi Launching Laser Lights

Audi, which arguably revolutionized automotive lighting in 2004, when it brought out the A8 L W12 with LED daytime running lights, will be undoubtedly have other OEMs chasing it again as it is supplementing the LED headlights* on an exclusive edition of the R8 with laser high-beam modules.

Business

Osram to Focus on Automotive Lighting

Osram GmbH appears to be preparing to spin off its €2 billion general lamp business so it can concentrate on its more profitable automotive and specialty lighting operations.

Aluminum

Introducing the Ford F-150: Aluminum but a Whole Lot More

While Ford has reset the stakes in the light-duty pickup market with the aluminum-intensive F-150, that’s not the whole story of what they’ve done to this new generation of America’s best-selling vehicle.

Finalists Named for 2015 PACE Awards

Next year's winners of the Automotive News PACE Awards will be announced on April 20 from a field of 36 vehicle component, manufacturing and service innovations submitted by 25 suppliers.

Aluminum

Ford 2015 F-150: Beyond the Aluminum

Considerable care was taken in engineering the best-selling pickup so that weight is minimized and the use of recycled material is maximized, all while assuring the "Built Ford Tough" requirement.

Interiors & Electronics

OSRAM Shines A Little Light on the Future of Automotive Lighting

The light-maker is developing ultra-thin organic LEDs and laser headlights.

Electronics

High-Performance LED Headlights

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed two LED headlight prototypes—the OSLON Black Flat and OSRAM OSTAR Headlamp Pro—which combine chip and package technologies to provide high light output, uniform light patterns, thermal stability, and efficient contrast ratio.The Black Flat offers a 20% improvement in thermal resistance over OSRAM’s previous Black Series models.