July/August 2006 Newsletter
I&T Makes Inroads with Extruded Flexible Flat Cable
The wiring harness maker, together with Magna, 3M and JCI, is putting FFCe into production vehicles. FFCe is well-suited to headliners, steering wheels, seats and doors.

U.S. Airbag Seat Sensor Market Softens
Carmakers are turning to low-risk deployment airbags as an altrnative to seat occupant sensors to comply with NHTSA's advanced airbag rules.

Sensata Technologies, The Company Profile
The former Texas Instruments Sensors and Controls division offers a range of automotive sensors including automotive pressure transducers, micro-fused silicon strain gauge sensors and MEMS differential pressure sensors.

AlixPartners' 2006 Automotive Benchmarking Survey
AlixPartners measures the financial health of automotive OEMs and suppliers. Includes graphs showing OEM and supplier performance based on 2003 to 2005 sales CAGR vs return on capital employed.

New XM Satellite Services in the Wings
XM Satellite Radio sees revenue opportunity in data services such as real-time traffic, weather, parking availability and video programming.

GM's Larry Burns Is Excited about Convergence 2006
Convergence chair Larry Burns explains why auto electronics professionals should attend this year's conference.



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