Mercedes-Benz Is Rated the Most Emotionally Intelligent Luxury Automotive Brand By Affluent Consumers In Luxury Institute’s Emotionally Intelligent Brand Index

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today the New York-based Luxury Institute released its innovative 2018 Emotionally Intelligent Brand Index, featuring annual rankings and ratings for leading luxury automotive brands by affluent U.S. consumers. The Emotionally Intelligent Brand Index methodology was developed using 10 years of proprietary, quantitative and qualitative research with affluent consumers, front-line associates, managers and executives, Columbia University faculty, and neuroscience experts. The survey distills the critical components of brand equity according to luxury consumers in the 21st century. According to the nationally representative sample…

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Synaptics Disrupts Automotive Industry with Innovative TDDI Solutions

High-Performance Single-Chip Solution Integrates Touch and Display Technology for UHD Touchscreens up to 17 inches DETROIT and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SID Vehicle Displays Conference — Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its innovative TD7800 family of Automotive TDDI products is now shipping in full production, and has been selected by leading Tier 1s and OEMs for upcoming vehicle launches. Pioneered by Synaptics, our touchscreen Automotive TDDI solutions integrate sophisticated touch and display technologies into a single chip, while…

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ROHM's New Ultra-Compact Automotive Grade Buck DC/DC Converters

These offer highly efficient and reliable supplies for sensors and cameras to contribute to the evolution of safe assisted driving Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ROHM today announced the availability of the BD9S series (BD9S400MUF-C, BD9S300MUF-C, BD9S200MUF-C, BD9S100NUX-C, BD9S000NUX-C). This series of automotive synchronous secondary buck DC/DC converters have a high reliability and low power consumption in a compact form factor with a temperature range of -40 to +125 degree. The products are offered in a leadless package with wettable flanks. This makes them…

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AIAG Announces Launch of Global Core Tools Cloud App to Enable Supply Chain Innovation

Microsoft and AIAG partner to support automotive suppliers around the globe SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced last year the launch of the AIAG Core Tools Software (CTS) cloud-based software, as a replacement to the 15-year-old Microsoft Excel based CDROM.  AIAG started with a Voice of the Customer Survey that showed over 80% of the automotive supply chain currently use Microsoft Excel to author and manage their Core Tools forms.  The respondents strongly suggested a better solution that would include: Robust…

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SmarTech Publishing Report Sees Refractory Metal Additive Manufacturing as Rapidly Emerging $1.1B Opportunity

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmarTech Publishing, the leading industry analysis and consulting firm to the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, has released a new industry-first market opportunity study on the emerging area of refractory metal additive manufacturing.  The report titled, “Markets for Additive Manufacturing Using Refractory Metals: 2018-2027” sees AM technology as a potentially disruptive processing method for tungsten, tantalum, niobium, and molybdenum materials which will unlock new potential for producing refractory metal components worldwide.  SmarTech’s report sees market growth of almost 45 percent compounded annually through…

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Gentex Announces Additions to Leadership Team; Reorganizes to Support Expanding Product Portfolio and Target New Markets

ZEELAND, Mich., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX), a leading supplier of digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass and fire protection technologies, announced today that it has added new leadership personnel as part of an internal reorganization effort designed to reflect the Company’s growing automotive technology portfolio and to better support its ongoing new market development efforts. Specifically, Gentex has assigned executive personnel to lead newly created product development teams responsible for not only cultivating new automotive technologies, but also expanding the Company’s core competencies into new…

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NXP Semiconductors and Hitachi Solutions Collaborate on Secure DSRC-based V2X Solution for Japanese Market

Secure DSRC V2X solution based on NXP modem chipsets and its Software Defined Radio technology NXP’s DSRC modem is the first and only chip that integrates V2X support for global markets, including those based on Japan’s 760 MHz band Hitachi Solutions to develop full V2X software stack for Japanese market, adding EU and US stacks for customers soon after COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, and Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a leader in V2X software platforms for…

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AIAG Releases New CQI-20: Effective Problem Solving Guide

AIAG’s new CQI-20: Effective Problem Solving Guide combines the practitioner and leadership problem solving guides to offer more support and best practices to organizations throughout the supply chain SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a 2015 “Quality 2020” survey developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting, problem solving was identified as one of the most critical issues impacting quality for the global automotive industry. In response, AIAG began taking steps to substantially improve, expand and combine the existing problem solving documents,…

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Constellium expands operations in Neckarsulm – Dahenfeld, Germany to increase supply of aluminium automotive structures

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM) announced today that it has expanded its operations in Dahenfeld, Germany to increase supply of aluminium automotive structures. Constellium will manufacture a wide range of components for the body structure of a premium sports car from a new production hall. Constellium’s Dahenfeld plant is dedicated to the production of aluminium structural components for automakers in Europe, including various premium and performance vehicles. The expansion, which increases the production area by 5,000 sq m to nearly 14,000 sq…

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Clearcover expands Insurance API offerings

Making high-quality, affordable car insurance available anywhere CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clearcover, the smarter car insurance choice, today announced the expansion of its API offerings. Companies such as automotive shopping sites, car manufacturers, price comparison engines, online retailers, financial service providers and relevant consumer technology platforms can now complement their offerings with the addition of Clearcover car insurance. Customers will enjoy the ease of purchasing a Clearcover policy online, competitive pricing, reliable service and claims support, and helpful mobile app. “Selling auto insurance is a complex process….

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