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NXP opens automotive technical center in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – NXP Semiconductors N.V., formerly a division of Philips, has opened a new technical center in Shanghai, China to focus on R&D, system innovation and customer application support in the automotive realm, China Business News reported on May 31. Established in 2006, the company has also moved its automotive sales

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Chinese company adds investment in R&D of EV drive systems

YICHUN, Jiangxi – Jiangxi Special Electric Motor Co., Ltd., a Chinese company engaged in the R&D, manufacture, and sale of electric motors, on May 26 signed a technology development contract with Tsinghua University, referred to as the MIT of China, p5w.net reported. Under the contract, Tsinghua University will be developing and

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Tower Automotive to build metal structural component factory in Huna

XIANGTAN, Hunan – Tower International, Inc., or Tower Automotive LLC, an auto parts maker based in Livonia, Michigan, is set to build a factory in the Jiuhua Demonstration Zone of Xiangtan, Hunan Province in China with an investment of ¥600 million ($92.6 million), China Economic Times reported. Tower International, once the world’s largest maker of car and

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Continental opens new electronics plant in Jina

JINAN, Shandong – German auto supplier Continental Corp. has officially opened a new production facility in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, to feed increasing demand for interior electronics for commercial vehicles and the aftermarket in China, sdchina.com reported. The wholly-owned facility, Continental Automotive Jinan Co., Ltd., is located in the

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China ranks top 30 auto companies in 2010

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) – China on Friday unveiled a list of the country's top 30 auto companies in 2010, including 14 State-owned enterprises, 13 privately-owned companies and three three-way ventures. The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC), China FAW Group Corp. and the Dongfeng Motor Group Co. ranked as the

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