May 2010 Newsletter
Smartphone Connectivity Roils Telematics and Infotainment Markets
A smartphone can do most of what an infotainment system does and the exploding smartphone market is changing the competitive landscape for infotainment and telematics suppliers, as well as carmakers.
Change is Coming, Says OnStar's New President
OnStar is preparing to meet the competition from connectivity platforms like Ford Sync head on. Watch for announcements of new features and an aggressive marketing campaign.
Sensata Technologies, The Company Profile
Newly IPO'd with a heavy debt load, Sensata faces tough competition in the automotive sensors market. Pressure sensors and pressure switches make up the bulk of Sensata's automotive portfolio.
Aisin Seiki, The Company Profile
Aisin Seiki is 23% owned by Toyota and the carmaker accounts for 68% of annual revenue. Sales declined for the past two years but the company returned to profitability in FY 2010.
2009 Roundup: Bosch and Denso
A look at the year end financial results of two of the industry's top players, Bosch Automotive Technology and Toyota supplier Denso.
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