Electronic controls are becoming the products differentiating autos and improving everything from safety to creature comforts. Hyundai Motor Co. acknowledged this in a big way when it committed to parts developed through an innovation center jointly owned by Infineon Technologies AG and the Korean automaker. Infineon's TriCore DSP/microcontroller architecture will be a key element when the two companies develop system architectures and components used in powertrain, safety and body applications for Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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