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Will automakers go for Gorilla Glass?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2015
Gorilla Glass, the tough, lightweight, scratch-resistant glass made by Corning Inc. and used on the screens of billions of smartphones and tablets, is getting closer to being used in windshields and other glass apertures of production vehicles.

Bosch acquires U.S. electric car battery developer Seeo

9:43 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015
German auto supplier Robert Bosch has bought Seeo, a California-based company that has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double the range of electric cars.

T.RAD, Fujikura settle U.S. price-fixing civil litigation

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
T.RAD and Fujikura are the latest to agree to civil settlements linked the ongoing U.S.

Autoliv says M/A-COM unit acquisition will beef up automated-driving tech

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015
Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv Inc. said it completed the acquisition of the automotive unit of M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc.

Lear buys technology from California automotive app developer

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
Lear said today it has acquired the intellectual property and technology of Autonet Mobile, a software and device developer of automotive...

FCA gives some no-bid contracts to suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
In an effort to upgrade quality and improve relationships with suppliers, Fiat Chrysler is reviving long-term, no-bid contracts.

Finelli gets serious about improving FCA's supplier relations

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015
In various surveys, suppliers have given Fiat Chrysler's purchasing unit low grades.

Auto parts M&A value seen reaching record $48 billion this year

7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015
Auto-supplier deal value will rise to a record this year as parts makers seek size and skills to meet demand for software that powers autonomous...

Thai stamping supplier to expand in Michigan

11:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015
Thai Summit America will break ground later this month on a 44,000-square-foot expansion in Michigan.

GM: New 'no-bid' strategy catches on with suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015
For General Motors' suppliers, no-bid contracts have become the norm rather than the exception, now that GM has rolled out a new parts-buying program...

FCA swaps cudgel for counsel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2015
Exactly one year after Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne slammed suppliers for their double-digit profit margins, the company has adopted a more...

Magna's Q2 earnings rise despite strong U.S. dollar

6:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2015
Canadian auto supplier Magna International reported higher profits in the second quarter as increased vehicle production in North America offset the...

Lear targets acquisitions to enhance electrical unit

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2015
Lear is looking for acquisitions of as much as $1 billion for its electrical unit as automakers' demand for global vehicle platforms drives...

Nexteer, TI Automotive plan new home offices in suburban Detroit

6:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2015
Nexteer Automotive said it would locate its new headquarters north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., by next summer.

Common parts complicate suppliers' efforts

10:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Automakers are making more common parts, globalizing their platforms and saving money in the process.

Key vehicles generate K.C. supplier boom

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Eleven suppliers have opened plants in the Kansas City area since 2013, generating 1,800 jobs and $75 millioncq in new payroll.

FCA will free purchasing staff from cost restraints to focus on quality

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Fiat Chrysler plans to no longer hold its purchasing staffers to individual cost-saving goals on parts.

ARaymond expands in U.S. with unique training methods

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
ARaymond, based in Grenoble, France, is expanding in the United States to meet demand for fluid connectors to handle urea for diesel engines, battery...

German suppliers chase opportunities in China

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Companies in China with Western participation such as SAIC Motor Corp. and China FAW Group Corp. are still the engines of growth there.

PACE Awards website taking applications

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
The deadline to apply for 2016 Automotive News PACE Awards, which honor game-changing, commercialized innovation by suppliers, is Sept. 4.

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