Jim Irwin

Jim
Irwin
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Jim covers suppliers and other topics.

Articles
Supplier Roundup 
IAC doubles down in China; Huf handles expansion in Tennessee; France’s AdduXi launches U.S. manufacturing.
Technology Roundup 
Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.
Supplier Roundup 
Dusseldorf welcomes IAC HQ; Brose expands Southeast Michigan operation; Mitsubishi Automotive Electric to supply Americas from Mexico base.
Supplier Roundup 
TomTom mapping technology finds way into Bosch cockpit electronics; Magna Closures adds to hardware portfolio; Magneti Marelli’s new Michigan plant to supply FCA.
Technology Roundup 
Bridgestone studying rubbery shrubbery; LEDs light the way in new Lexus CUV; Mahle casts away cast iron in piston-ring component.
Supplier Roundup 
Delphi plugs into Antaya’s connector technology; Kentucky lands new Faurecia, Aleris investments; Guardian Industries sheds two subsidiaries.
Technology Roundup 
Audi A6, RS 5 concepts get 48V boost; MIT consortium to study aluminum’s crashworthiness; ’15 Ford Focus features anti-skid technology.
Supplier Roundup 
Axalta’s biggest plant getting bigger; BorgWarner revs China turbocharging capacity; Federal-Mogul deal lets TRW focus on safety technology.
Supplier Roundup 
EcoDC MAC dip-tank technology’s precise current and voltage supply reduce energy use, improve car-body-coating quality.
Technology Roundup 
Continental arrives in Silicon Valley; Visteon wireless charging pulls plugs on ’15 Cadillacs; DTE solar system puts charge in Ford EVs.
Supplier Roundup 
Continental makes Newport News news; BorgWarner, Faurecia expand emissions-control capabilities; Alcoa sheds inefficient Italian aluminum smelter.
Supplier Roundup 
Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.
Technology Roundup 
Cybersecurity experts warn of connected-car hacking; European researchers take self-parking to next level; Tata rolls out high-strength steel processed by manufacturers’ machinery on hand.
Supplier Roundup 
Emitec comes under Continental umbrella; Bosch adds second R&D operation in Vietnam; Halla Visteon Climate Control expands into South America.
Supplier Roundup 
Size matters in Continental’s DCT control unit for Audi; Cooper Standard targets Asia-Pacific markets from Shanghai base; state helps Michigan supplier build up, clean up.
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