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The M2M market has become a fully mainstream segment of the cellular industry.
EB (Elektrobit) has expanded into the People's Republic of China with the formation of EB Automotive Software (Shanghai) Ltd., the legal entity in Shanghai. This new global hub will particularly help EB to support the company's growing automotive customer base in China and neighboring markets in Central Asia.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced it has been granted ISO/TS 16949 certification. The ISO/TS 16949 certificate is the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry, and ISO/TS 16949 certification demonstrates RFMD’s commitment to excellence in product design and manufacturing processes for automotive applications.
Teseq Inc. now offers a development kit that allows automotive technicians and engineers to design their own pulse networks. By using the FLX 5510 in conjunction with Teseq’s NSG 5500, automotive EMC laboratories can easily design their own pulses as well as meet unique and custom specifications including pulse impedance, peak voltage, pulse width and pulse width under load.
ANSYS Inc., a global innovator of simulation, and Esterel Technologies S.A. ("Esterel") a leading provider of embedded software simulation solutions for mission critical applications, announced that they signed a definitive agreement whereby ANSYS will acquire Esterel Technologies for a cash purchase price of approximately euro 42 million (or approximately US$53 million), subject to certain working capital adjustments at close.
Autotalks and Altis Semiconductor announced that they have reached a cooperative agreement on the development of Autotalks’ PLUTON automotive grade vehicle-to-vehicle RF transceiver, to be manufactured by Altis Semiconductor. Together with Autotalks' CRATON integrated communication controller, they form a comprehensive, automotive grade, VLSI solution enabling OEMs' deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle in 2015 model year.
Excitement builds as the Safety Pilot Model Deployment of 2,880 cars is underway as announced by the Honorable Ray LaHood, USDOT Secretary in a joint press conference with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). This deployment, the largest real-life test of cars talking to cars, uses the latest wireless technology for safe and secure connectivity.
Companies, governments, and industries are increasingly turning to RFID as they look to modernize their operations, becoming more efficient and enabling quicker, more convenient service. The traditional uses of RFID for the identification of animals, people, and within the automotive sector are continuing to grow and are projected to increase by $2.8 billion from 2012 to 2017. However, ABI Research’s new RFID Market Tracker found that modernizing RFID applications will grow twice as fast with annual revenues derived from these jumping by $4.5 billion in the same timeframe.
Agilent Technologies Inc. will feature the PXI-based TS-8900 Automotive Functional Test System at the Automotive Testing Expo (Booth 12024), Oct. 23-25, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.
Teseq Inc., a leading developer and provider of instrumentation and systems for EMC emission and immunity testing, now offers a pulse generator with improved accuracy. The FT 5531, an upgraded version of the FT 5530, supports classic and modern testing standards.
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