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Electronics & Machinery Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Volkswagen Group China, FAW Group, China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co. Ltd. partner over e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving

Volkswagen Group signs letters of intent with the FAW Group and China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Research Institute (ICV) during the state visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin Political discussions held about the role that China plays as … Read the full press release

SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s lead brand in the JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. joint venture

SEAT to become a shareholder of the company created by Volkswagen Group China and JAC and will be the Group’s lead brand in the joint venture The Spanish carmaker will actively participate in the creation of an R&D centre in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. and SEAT to establish new R&D center on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies

Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning SEAT to become a … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Exclusive video of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak as it hunts down the record I.D. R Pikes Peak the sporty forerunner to the new fully-electric I.D. family WOLFSBURG, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak … Read the full press release

ABB strengthens #2 global position in electrification with the completion of GE Industrial Solutions acquisition

Expands access to attractive North American market Operational EPS1 accretive in year one Expected annual cost synergies of approximately $200 million in year five confirmed ZURICH, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group strengthens partnership with QuantumScape to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries

Objective of new joint venture with QuantumScape is the commercialization of innovative solid-state battery technology Volkswagen is the largest automotive shareholder in Stanford spin-off QuantumScape Corporation Volkswagen Group will take a seat on the board of QuantumScape WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

AUDI AG and Hyundai to cross-license patents to bring fuel cell to volume production maturity

Patent cross-licensing for accelerated development to volume production Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “Want to achieve attractive cost structures for the breakthrough of the most systematic form of electric driving” Audi full-size SUV with fuel cell technology … Read the full press release

Fortum takes part in the first electric airplane project in Finland

ESPOO, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum is participating in the Helsinki Electric Airplane Association’s project that is testing an electrically-powered airplane. The first serial produced electric airplane purchased in Finland, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, is scheduled to take its maiden flight … Read the full press release

YIT promotes living comfort for Kivistö in Vantaa residents with Liiteri sharing economy services

The Liiteri container offers residents high-quality home supplies and electric and cleaning tools for rentas an alternative to owning them. HELSINKI, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has decided to promote the living comfort of the Kivistö area in Vantaa by … Read the full press release

Qoobo, a Pillow That Wags Its Tail to Your Touch, Is Coming to CEBIT

Yukai Engineering, a Tokyo robotics startup, to showcase its latest technology TOKYO, Japan, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Yukai Engineering Inc., a Tokyo-based startup known for creating robots that bring joy to life, will demonstrate Qoobo, a robotic pillow with a … Read the full press release

Ansaldo Energia and Leonardo to collaborate on innovative projects including the creation of Industry 4.0 competence centre in Liguria

The agreement will focus on providing support for the implementation of Ansaldo Energia’s Lighthouse Plant and contribute to the creation and development of the Start 4.0 Competence Centre for the Security and Optimisation of Critical Infrastructures GENOA, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Leoni celebrates topping-out ceremony of Factory of the Future

Completion of building shell – plant will combine state-of-the-art cable production with a high-tech laboratory and development centre NUREMBERG, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, … Read the full press release

Lufthansa LEOS now operates second eTug at Frankfurt Airport

The e-vehicle ensures environmentally friendly towing of wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 Up to 75 percent lower emissions compared to a conventional aircraft tractor FRANKFURT, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling … Read the full press release

BMW i launches factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle

MUNICH, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW i launches yet another world first in the form of a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Production will start in July.  As part of … Read the full press release

Siemens and Northvolt team up to produce high-quality, green lithium-ion batteries

Siemens to offer Northvolt its Digital Enterprise portfolio that enables the digitization of the entire value chain – from the design of the battery cell to production and services Siemens will support the technology partnership through an investment of EUR … Read the full press release

SAP SE becomes the official business performance partner of Mercedes EQ Formula E team

WALLDORF, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a new multiyear agreement with Mercedes-Benz to become the official business performance partner of the automaker’s Mercedes EQ Formula E team in a relationship that will drive the co-innovation of new … Read the full press release

Kalmar to deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in … Read the full press release

Zumtobel Group opens new light centre in the IZD Tower on Wagramer Strasse, Vienna

New light centre expands sales location in the IZD Tower acdc, Thorn, Zumtobel and Zumtobel Group Services brands represented Design concept in cooperation with Snøhetta Light can be experienced as a material and pure matter Dornbirn, Austria, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

“RESIST” research project strengthens the competitiveness of German manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and aviation sectors

Shared press release by the German partners of the “RESIST” research project (Airbus Innovations, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Reutlingen University, Infineon Technologies AG, MunEDA, Nexperia Germany, Robert Bosch, Munich University of Technology, University of Bremen, Volkswagen) MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The partners … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies now offers the EiceDRIVER™ 1EDC Compact 300 mil

MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) now offers the EiceDRIVER™ 1EDC Compact 300 mil family of single channel gate driver ICs. With an insulation test voltage of V ISO = 2500 V(rms) for 60 sec these … Read the full press release

Vattenfall partners with Volvo Cars with the aim to make electric vehicle (EV) charging easier at home

STOCKHOLM,  07-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall aims to become a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure operator in collaboration with partners. Vattenfall today announces a major new partnership with leading car manufacturer Volvo Cars with the aim to make EV … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics releases new safety-design package for STM32 MCUs

  The industry’s first free-of-charge functional-safety design package cuts complexity and IEC 61508 safety-certification costs for STM32-based safety critical applications Safety documentation and certified X-CUBE-STL software Self-Test Library (STL) originated by ST provide everything needed to design and certify STM32-based … Read the full press release

Solvay Performance Polyamides enriched its Technyl® range to meet major challenges and disruptive trends in e-mobility

Shanghai, PR China, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Performance Polyamides announces significant advances in its Technyl® portfolio of polyamides (PA) to provide fit-for-purpose and cost-efficient solutions to meet major challenges and disruptive trends such as connectivity and autonomy as hybrids, all-electric … Read the full press release

Electrolux and AIESEC to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in support of the UN SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

STOCKHOLM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Electrolux and AIESEC today announced a joint initiative to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in communities around the world, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 12, Responsible consumption and production. Electrolux and … Read the full press release

Henkel to showcase ts thermal management and PCB assembly solutions for Lithium-Ion (Li-I) battery and powertrain applications at Battery Show Europe in Hanover, Germany

Developmental Silicone-Free Liquid TIM, Ultra-Soft Gap Pad® top Product Lineup Düsseldorf, Germany, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From bumper to bumper, Henkel’s advanced materials are enabling automotive electronics applications throughout the vehicle ecosystem. At the upcoming Battery Show Europe, taking place May 15 … Read the full press release

Football legend Rio Ferdinand the new ambassador for Panasonic Grooming’s upcoming #PlayWithStyle campaign

Berkshire, UK, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Panasonic Grooming has unveiled football legend Rio Ferdinand as the new ambassador for its upcoming #PlayWithStyle campaign. With a recent study revealing that four out of five men (81%)[1] said looking great before an important event … Read the full press release

Henkel introduces the world’s first IoT electrical diffusor against mosquitoes in Europe

Expanding our portfolio of smart home applications Düsseldorf, Germany, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Building on its launch in the South Korean market 2017, Henkel is now introducing the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) electrical diffusor against mosquitoes to selected European … Read the full press release

Audi considering a possible commitment to World RX’s plans to race with electric cars from 2020

Audi S1 EKS RX quattro with new aerodynamics and new engine Audi provides technical support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross team First racing event at Barcelona on April 14/15 Neuburg a.d. Donau, Germany, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From 2020 on, the … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics’ X-CUBE-AVS software package enables Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to run on STM32 microcontrollers

GENEVA, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The X-CUBE-AVS software package from STMicroelectronics enables Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to run on STM32* microcontrollers , allowing simple connected objects such as smart appliances, home-automation devices, and office products to support advanced conversational user interfaces with Cloud-based intelligence … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest electric bus fleet: 100 electric articulated VDL Citeas will be put in service at and around Schiphol Airport

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, 28 March 2018, Connexxion, Transport Region Amsterdam and Schiphol presented Europe’s largest electric bus fleet. On 1 April, 100 electric articulated VDL Citeas will be put in service at and around Schiphol Airport … Read the full press release