U.S. Automakers Reaffirm Commitment to Diesel Technology

Automakers Add New Diesel Options, Signaling Confidence WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, American automotive executives reaffirmed their commitment to Diesel technology, as new statistics about the future of the U.S. automotive Diesel market came to light. At an event hosted by the Washington Automotive Press Association, executives from General Motors confirmed that Diesel engines continue to play an important role in the company’s lineup of propulsion options. “The Diesel propulsion system remains a key component of GM’s vehicle lineup, with 13 different models offering Diesel as…

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Picking Up: U.S. Consumers Continue to Choose Diesel in the Most Popular Vehicle Segments

Automakers Continue to Add New Diesel Options, Signaling Confidence; Diesel Holds 3% of Total U.S. Automotive Market, 13% of Truck Segment, 5% of Van Segment (44% Increase Over 2016) WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American consumers continue to display confidence in Diesel technology as a choice for powering their new cars, SUVs, trucks and vans, says new research and analysis from the Diesel Technology Forum. According to analysis by the Diesel Technology Forum of 2017 U.S. vehicles in operation data (Class 1-3) provided by IHS Markit, Diesel…

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TTM Technologies, Inc. Appoints Chantel E. Lenard as New Board Member

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI (“TTM”)), a major global printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer, announced today that the Board appointed, subject to approval from the United States Defense Security Service, Ms. Chantel E. Lenard as a Class I director with a term expiring in May of 2019. Since 2017, Ms. Lenard has been a lecturer in marketing at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.  Ms. Lenard retired from Ford Motor Company in 2017 where she served in various positions in…

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Lydall Completes Acquisition of Interface Performance Materials

– Strengthens engineered materials offering, with a leading globally-recognized brand– Leverages existing manufacturing capabilities and know-how– Enhances Lydall’s portfolio with meaningful scale and margin profile MANCHESTER, Conn., Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lydall, Inc. (“Lydall” or the “Company”) (NYSE:LDL), completed the previously announced purchase of Interface Performance Materials (“Interface”) on August 31, 2018, for $265 million in cash.  On the same day, the Company also amended its existing credit facility, increasing it to $450 million principally to fund the transaction and provide additional capacity to support organic growth programs,…

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NXP Acquires OmniPHY to Accelerate Autonomous Driving and Vehicle Networks

News Highlights: OmniPHY is a pioneer in high-speed automotive Ethernet IP offering 15 IP families including the 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 standards. OmniPHY acquisition brings high-speed Ethernet to NXP’s extensive automotive portfolio. Deal delivers critical expertise and Ethernet technology required for autonomous driving including IP experience at speeds up to 100 Gbps. SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, has acquired OmniPHY, a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology. The company’s expertise includes automotive Ethernet, a technology that…

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Jennifer Ferreira, Company Spokesperson for OPTEC International, Inc., Discusses Recent Company and Industry News in an Exclusive New Audio Interview with SmallCapVoice.com

AUSTIN, Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. and OPTEC International, Inc., (OTC QB: OPTI) announced today that the Company is featured in a new audio interview at SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. The interview featuring OPTI’s current news and industry trends can be heard at https://smallcapvoice.com/blog/8-27-18-smallcapvoice-interview-with-optec-international-inc-opti. Jennifer Ferreira, Company Spokesperson for OPTEC International, Inc., called in to SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. to go over the recent news and highlights for the Company here in Summer of 2018. Recently, OPTI announced the Company has signed a royalty contract for revenues exceeding $10M over the…

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Micron Announces Investment in its Semiconductor Manufacturing Plant in Manassas, Virginia

Proposed Expansion Represents $3 Billion in Capital Investment and 1,100 Jobs by 2030 MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ:MU) today announced plans to invest $3 billion by 2030 to increase memory production at its plant in Manassas, Virginia, creating 1,100 new jobs roughly over the next decade. These investments are contemplated in Micron’s long-term model to invest capital expenditure in the low thirties as a percent of revenue. The expansion will position the Manassas site — located about 40 miles west of Washington, D.C….

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ADLV Members Meet GDPR Compliance Rules Deadline

With the support of the DVLA, the ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) now sees the ‘light at the end of the GDPR transition tunnel’. Recent GDPR based changes announced by the DVLA, meant that over 2 million drivers were required to grant new driving licence data check permissions to their fleet operator by the 25th August. After this date no scheduled rechecks can take place using the former methods putting many drivers at risk of infringing company rules and policies until they comply. With member companies collaborating closely as…

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MotorWeek’s Season 38 captures cultural shifts, car reviews and unconventional views on traditional car ownership

OWINGS MILLS, MD, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MotorWeek, television’s original and longest-running automotive magazine series, pulls into season 38 with an eye on cultural and lifestyle shifts and their impact on the automotive industry. Host John Davis and the MotorWeek team invite viewers on the ride to experience all that’s new for the 2019 model year, when driver convenience means more than a custom ride and “sharing” extends beyond the road. MotorWeek premieres on public television stations across the country beginning Saturday, September 8 (check local PBS listings)….

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Adesto Demonstrates Resistive RAM Technology Targeting High-Reliability Applications such as Automotive

Session at ESSCIRC-ESSDERC to highlight recent innovations in Adesto’s CBRAM® Technology SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS), a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors for the IoT era, announced it will present new research showing the significant potential for Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology in high-reliability applications such as automotive. Adesto Fellow Dr. John Jameson, who led the research team, will share the results at the ESSCIRC-ESSDERC 48th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, being held in Germany on September 4th, 2018. RRAM has great potential…

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