DETROIT—For automakers, one of the biggest headaches posed by infotainment systems is instant obsolescence. With its three- to five-year product cycles, the auto industry simply can’t keep up with the short product cycles of smart phone makers. New applications produced for smart phones often aren’t compatible with the dated software and hardware found in autos.
BANNOCKBURN, IL—Electronics manufacturing operations with a total value of at least $2.5 billion are expected to be brought to North America in the next three years, according to a new study published by the IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries.
KYLE, TX—Image Microsystems plans to build a new factory here to turn electronic waste into substrate material for street and highway signs. The plant could create more than 180 jobs in the next two years.