Automotive CEOs: Technological Advances to Transform Business

Technological advances, including digital economy, social media, mobile devices and big data, will transform business in the next five years, according to 79 percent of automotive CEO respondents to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. The survey also finds that 57 percent of automotive CEOs have a program underway or completed, or have a strategy…

Automotive Drives Component Growth

Electronics content in vehicles continues to grow at a steady pace, driving innovation in the components sector. Electronic components make up more than 30 percent of the production cost of a vehicle, and is expected to continue upward, according to Transparency Market Research. Two recent market research studies indicate that automotive applications including next-generation vehicle…

Honeywell Delivers Product Differentiation

Keeping in line with the company’s strategy to deliver high-performance differentiated sensors and switches, Honeywell Sensing and Control rolls out its Nanopower Series of magnetic sensors, aimed as a replacement for reed switches in a variety of applications. These anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs deliver high sensitivity and extremely low power for battery-operated devices, as…

Honeywell Unveils Nanopower AMR Sensor ICs

Minneapolis, Minn. – Honeywell has claimed the industry’s first Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring only 360 nanoamps (nA). Offering low power requirements together with smaller packaging and higher durability and reliability than reed switches at the same sensitivity…

What’s Inside Google Glass?

El Segundo, Calif. — Although Google Glass, which sells for $1,500, has hardware and manufacturing costs of only $152.47, according to a teardown by IHS Technology, it doesn’t translate into a “sky-high margin of 90 percent” for each sale, according to IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler. “As in any new product—especially a device that breaks new technological…

Partnerships Aim to Drive IoT Designs

The growing connectivity in a variety of applications ranging from smart personal devices to automotive infotainment and navigation, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), offers big potential opportunities for component vendors across a number of devices including microcontrollers, microprocessors, and sensors. IHS Technology expects the global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices, to surpass 6…