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Barbara Jorgensen
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Definitely lots of electronics
Barbara Jorgensen   6/26/2012 10:07:24 PM
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As the owner of a 2012 vehicle, I can attest that there are a lot of electronics in the car...the dealer has a PCB module they roll out to scare consumers into a long-term maintenance agreement. (We declined). That said, automotive quality is supposed to be at the highest level ever, so I'm hoping for the best

Eldredge
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Penetration in auto industry
Eldredge   6/26/2012 10:51:04 PM
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Industries like auto production should be able to benefit from volume pricing agreements as they integrate more electronics into the product. It will be interesting to see how long term maintenance costs fare. As someong who does a lot of automotive work on my own cars, I will admit to mixed feelings!

prabhakar_deosthali
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Caution!
prabhakar_deosthali   6/27/2012 3:33:29 AM
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While the accelerated growth and raid entry of newer and advanced products in Electronics is opening doors for new suppliers, it must also be noted that this is pushing many of the components and their suppliers into a forced obsolescence. That is not a good sign for today's environment conscious world. So much unwanted electronic trash is being generated that sooner it will reach alarming proportions and the recycling of such parts will become a major overhead for the members of the electronic supply chain

nimantha.d
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Re: Penetration in auto industry
nimantha.d   6/30/2012 1:05:50 AM
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Yes this has to be done at some point and atleast doing it at this juncture is good. Handling technology is not that easy and moving with the pace is more difficult.





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