February 2008 newsletter
Electronics Manufacturing Outsourcing Accelerates
As automotive OEMs and tier ones increasingly outsource electronics manufacturing, automotive sales are booming at companies such as Flextronics, Jabil Circuit and Sanmina SCI.
Except at Honda, Active Noise Cancellation Not Very Active
Honda applies active noise cancellation to vehicles with cylinder deactivation to reduce cabin noise. Eberspächer has found a way to package speakers in mufflers and has demonstrated some novel applications for active mufflers.
Kostal Group, The Company Profile
has expanded its product line far beyond electromechanical switches. Switches, mechatronics and electronics each represent about one-third of Kostal's automotive output.
2007 Roundup of Automotive Electronics Suppliers
Year-end financial results for Autoliv, Bosch Automotive Technology, Gentex, JCI and Lear
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