December 2004 Newsletter
MOST Faces Stiff Headwinds
Carmakers are running into problems as they implement MOST networks in series production. General Motors will not apply MOST beyond the Saab 9-3.
Navigation and Rear-Seat Entertainment Fuel Displays Market
Market researchers forecast shipments of LCD monitors for automobiles will more than double by 2008. Rear-seat DVD drives the U.S. market; in Japan and Europe, it's navigation.
NAVTEQ, The Company Profile
NAVTEQ supplies map data for Internet-based maps, portable navigation devices and every major carmaker that offers a navigation system in North America or Europe. IPO completed in August 2004.
Is Harman Stock Overvalued?
Harman's market value is nearly three times its FY 2004 sales. Wall Street is watching.
2003 Automotive Navigation Unit Sales by Region
Graph based on Strategy Analytics' In-Vehicle Telematics Systems Forecast 2002-2010.
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