July-August 1997 Newsletter
Intertech Study on Permanent Magnets in Autos
Excerpts from a Gorham/Intertech study on permanent magnets in autos. Includes tables, "Average Number of Permanent Magnet Motors per Vehicle by Region" and "Average Number of Speakers per Vehicle by Region" Short
Japanese Auto Electronics Business Roundup
Roundup lists the leading Japanese auto electronics suppliers' 1996 sales, growth, profits and forecasts for 1997. Included are: Alpine, Clarion, Denso, Kansei, Matsushita, Nippon Seiki, Pioneer, Tokai Rika, Unisia JECS.
Texas Instruments, The Company Profile
Most of TI's automotive sales come from the Semiconductor Group and the Materials and Controls Group. Texas Instruments was last profiled in 1991. Company profile
1996 Top Worldwide Manufacturers of Cars and Trucks
Ranking of the top 24 car manufacturers by production volume (cars, trucks and total production) for 1996.
Disappointing U.S. Navigation Market
Sales of navigation equipment in the U.S. lag far behind Japan and Europe. Cost is a factor. Some carmakers choose GPS-based emergency location/communications systems as an alternative. Feature article
Radar Cruise Control Coming on Strong in Germany
Four European luxury carmakers will introduce ACC (adaptive cruise control) based on millimeter wave radar in 1998
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