October 2003 Newsletter
Carmakers Seek Copper Alternative to Fiber-Optic MOST
Mercedes and other carmakers are working through the MOST Cooperation to develop an electrical physical layer for the MOST protocol.

AMI Semiconductor, The Company Profile
Recently taken public, AMI Semiconductor supplies ASICs to the automotive industry. Last year's acquisition of Alcatel's mixed signal business more than doubled AMI Semiconductor's automotive sales.

Bill Mattingly Heads Chrysler Core E/E Engineering
The recent reorganization of electrical engineering at Chrysler should produce cost efficiencies and speed product development.

Speech Recognition Progresses Gradually
Bringing speech recognition to cars is still an evolutionary process. Destination entry for navigation remains a goal, but will likely need off-board computing power.



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